Couldn't agree more mate. And usually the more expensive it is, the worse the product is. Too many times I've been and got some brisket or pulled pork and its been fairly expensive, and its been dry as a dead dingos dong and smothered in sauce to try and cover that up. Just not good enough!
Plus, half the time everyone says mines better! So why even bother if I can do it at a fraction of the price.
The whole I cook better at home is another argument to bring to the table isn't it jars?
I know that a place that i regurlaly eat at its $22 for 1/2 pound (230 grams) and they regurlaly give you 250-300 grams.
Thats as little as $7.50 for 100 grams
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See $7.50 a 100 grams is yes a little pricey if you do the per kg math, but its at the higher end of my totally reasonable scale, need more bbq vendors like that.
Hmmm, it's a bit of a tricky one isnt it??
There are so many factors that go into producing good BBQ, least of all time and effort
Once you factor in all the costs involved from wages, rent to toothpicks I wonder why any sane person would even consider trying to make a buck selling BBQ. It's not like you can take another box of dippy dogs out of the freezer and tell people there will be a five minute wait
I'm sure these people have done their market research and identified their key demographic and realized that those sort of prices are what the market can bear. If not they will be out of business in six weeks
Which will probably be for the best. Who the hell wants to be involved in BBQ when $15 for 100gm becomes acceptable or hang around the gormless gits in their finest frippery who are willing to pay that much
We are through the looking glass people. It is time to bring some of that early '80's Aussie yobbo to low and slow BBQ. A beer in one hand and a pack of Winnie Blues in the other. I wanna see flannos with their sleeves rolled up worn over black jumpers, Black Levis and RIPPLES, DAMMIT!!
Cardigan wearing douchebags with beards need not apply
It is a little tricky.. indeed, I would argue that compared to a traditional "restaurant" that a lot of these bbq "joints" do not have nowhere near the amount of upfront capital costs of a good restaurant.
When are you applying for Prime Minister by the way? It's long overdue!
the notion of bringing some 80's Aussie Yobbo to Low & Slow is definitely a good one.
Too right ...
One BBQ joint in Melbourne's website currently shows brisket for $13/100g or $23/200g - 5 x $23 = $115kg, and they're charging $14/100g or $26/200g for chicken - that's right, chicken for $130 kilogram. Everything meaty is at least $100kg on their menu. Another quotes their prices per pound, which I believe is against trading laws because retailers are supposed to advertise in prices kilograms to avoid confusing the consumer with outdated weights and measures ... $38 per pound for brisket ... stick pounds into your metric converter and it's about $80/ kilogram. Of course, differing qualities of meat require differing prices, which could dictate which joint you go to for you meal.
What pisses me off the most is the charging of $10 for a can of beer (that's RRP $4) to go with it!
> Who the fuck are these people kidding?
The many people who fill their restaurants each and every time I've been into one of them don't seem to mind, I'd visit more often if the prices were more affordable. Good luck to the retailers, one day the bubble will burst and this style of food will become a commodity like Chinese, Vietnamese, Pizza, Fish 'n' Chips, etc so they may as well make a killing while they can.
If your selling product by weight then the scales need to be trade certified on an annual basis. ^^ Not sure how it works with units of measure though.... can't remember the last time I put petrol in the car by the Gallon though this side of the pond!
I agree with you Gary... $130 a kilo for chicken is a fucking disgrace.
I'd hate to see it become a commodity like you say... we need to remember the certain romance that goes with it, but can deal without unscrupulous bastards cashing in on it.
I just want to make a comparison here
This is Jazz City's BBQ prices, he's in Surry Hills (realestate doesn't get much more expensive than this place) Sydney with a nice restaurant and cooks some damn good bbq.
Beef Brisket | 8
Pork Ribs | 8
Beef Short Ribs | 5
Pulled Pork | 8
Sausage | 5 each