Charge for "extra" BBQ sauce

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Re:Charge for "extra" BBQ sauce 2011/01/25 18:31:22 (permalink)
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I see  nothing wrong with charging  extra for things that will have impact  on   profit.  
             

 
What's wrong is it irritates and annoys many customers, probably needlessly since how much could a bit of extra sauce really impact profit anyway (and if a lot of people want it, like I said, raise the price of the Q and give everybody more sauce).
 
Smart businesspeople go way out their way not to annoy customers IMHO.
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Re:Charge for "extra" BBQ sauce 2011/01/25 19:14:14 (permalink)
kman160

sauce on BBQ?

 
Yeah, that's the idea! Good one, kman!
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Re:Charge for "extra" BBQ sauce 2011/01/25 19:40:56 (permalink)
BT, Ill go along with that.
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Re:Charge for "extra" BBQ sauce 2011/01/25 20:58:12 (permalink)
I dont put condiments in package form out for display anymore at the cafe I work at.At the time I am giving out the food, I hand out, for instance, about 4 packages of ketchup with a burger and fries.If the customer wants more, I happily give them what they request.Alot of people dont even want what I offer, so it goes back.I dont go thru nearly the free packaged stuff I used to.Again, they are welcome to all they want, but it sure has cut down as to how much I have to order.And everyone is fine with the arrangement.
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Re:Charge for "extra" BBQ sauce 2011/01/26 09:38:20 (permalink)
Annpeeples:  Very good system; it balances out via the customers who decline the packets.  Brainy, I tell ya.  
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Re:Charge for "extra" BBQ sauce 2011/01/26 10:02:31 (permalink)
Regarding the sauce controversy, I forgot to mention Milo's Hamburgers in Birmingham.  They built a multi-million dollar business on an incredible, one-of-a-kind hamburger sauce (that I've been unsuccessfully trying to duplicate for 30 years).  You can have all you want in the restaurant, but they charge for to-go sauce.  Milo's went from 1 to 16 locations in 30 years, providing all the sauce you want while dining in.  In the words of Perry Mason, I rest my case.   (I won't even mention the success of their iced tea.)
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Re:Charge for "extra" BBQ sauce 2011/01/26 10:45:28 (permalink)
For me a tablespoon would probably be plenty on a hamburger. But as far as BBQ goes depending on the BBQ and the sauce I might want much more or none at all. I really don't have a problem being charged for extra sauce on take out after a reasonable amount has been provided as part of the meal price.
 
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Regarding the sauce controversy, I forgot to mention Milo's Hamburgers in Birmingham.  They built a multi-million dollar business on an incredible, one-of-a-kind hamburger sauce (that I've been unsuccessfully trying to duplicate for 30 years).  You can have all you want in the restaurant, but they charge for to-go sauce.  Milo's went from 1 to 16 locations in 30 years, providing all the sauce you want while dining in.  In the words of Perry Mason, I rest my case.   (I won't even mention the success of their iced tea.)


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Re:Charge for "extra" BBQ sauce 2011/01/26 11:28:04 (permalink)
I don't think a tablespoon of Milo's hamburger bbq sauce would be enough on a burger (maybe on a slider), but that's individual taste, of course.  Most people, including me, want it dripping in the stuff.  I mention Milo's to illustrate how not charging for their extraordinary sauce didn't stand in the way of profits.  I'm sure some don't mind an extra charge for sauce or dressing, but I honestly believe most regard it as annoying, at best.  (I may talk like Perry Mason, but I look like Trapper John.)
 
 
 
 
 
post edited by MellowRoast - 2011/01/26 13:04:21
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Re:Charge for "extra" BBQ sauce 2011/01/27 20:39:21 (permalink)
I love the barbecue at Jaybee's in Gardena, CA. The first time I went, however------I ordered the rib tips with the mild sauce. Halfway thru, I decided I wanted to try their hot bbq sauce too. When I went up to the window, I was informed that a small plastic container of sauce would run me $0.50. I passed. Some times places can just be ridiculous. If the owner had been there I think it might have been different-----I can't see an owner doing something that would jeopardize someone returning for two tablespoons of bbq sauce.
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Re:Charge for "extra" BBQ sauce 2011/01/27 21:37:39 (permalink)
EdSails:  You're right.  When all is said and done, it makes no sense at all.  Make customers happy, so they won't think twice about coming back.  
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Re:Charge for "extra" BBQ sauce 2011/02/10 09:10:14 (permalink)
Spotted on my trip this past weekend to Charlotte NC: the Roadfood-approved Bar-B-Q King may or may not charge extra for BBQ sauce, but they do charge for an extra cup of tartar sauce for their fish sandwiches.  A whole dollar for extra sauce!  It's right there on the menu.
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Re:Charge for "extra" BBQ sauce 2011/03/06 19:29:53 (permalink)
I actually found another this weekend.  The (also Roadfood-approved) Georgia Pig in Brunswick also charges a buck for a cup of extra sauce.
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