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BP Smokin pork

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French Fries Tue, 03/27/12 12:08 PM (permalink)
Getting into the french fry truck business, and was wandering if anyone could help me out. I just need to know on average the amount of orders a 48.5Lb bag of potatos will produce. thanks Darren
 
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    CCinNJ

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    Re:French Fries Tue, 03/27/12 12:37 PM (permalink)
    That all depends on your portion size...what else is served on the fries...a price point...etc.

    Those are individual factors that are unique to you...based on your customer base. You will know that best. You have to know that and learn by get to gettin.

    Here is a fry truck for a reference...

    http://www.eatfrysmith.com/p/menu.html

     
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      pnwchef

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      Re:French Fries Tue, 03/27/12 1:47 PM (permalink)
      48.5 lbs of potatoes = 16lb loss, yield 32.5 lbs =130  4oz servings or 65  8oz servings....
       
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        BP Smokin pork

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        Re:French Fries Tue, 03/27/12 5:40 PM (permalink)
        thank you both for your input.
         
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          CCinNJ

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          Re:French Fries Tue, 03/27/12 6:16 PM (permalink)
          Their own site is still under construction but here is a poutine truck in Los Angeles...

          http://www.canadiansmovin...e-truck-in-la.html?m=1

           
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            CCinNJ

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            Re:French Fries Wed, 03/28/12 8:57 AM (permalink)
             
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              pnwchef

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              Re:French Fries Wed, 03/28/12 10:06 AM (permalink)
              Pommes Frites, is all you need to know. Take a look at their New York City store. They serve the fries in Cones, that will work for a Truck. The cone info is also on their web site. Take a look at the pictures on Yelp, it's all about crispy, crunchy, hot, meaty, salty, and offering a lot of signature dipping sauces.......................pnwc
               
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                CCinNJ

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                Re:French Fries Wed, 03/28/12 10:36 AM (permalink)
                There was the Fry Captain in DC...

                http://www.foodtrucktalk....shington-dc-frycaptain

                Closed.
                <message edited by CCinNJ on Wed, 03/28/12 10:41 AM>
                 
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                  KurtSara

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                  Re:French Fries Wed, 03/28/12 8:43 PM (permalink)
                  pnwchef


                  48.5 lbs of potatoes = 16lb loss, yield 32.5 lbs =130  4oz servings or 65  8oz servings....

                   
                  just curious since we don't do fries yet, how do you get 16 lbs loss on potatoes?
                   
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                    chefbuba

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                    Re:French Fries Wed, 03/28/12 8:50 PM (permalink)
                    Water
                     
                     
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                      KurtSara

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                      Re:French Fries Wed, 03/28/12 9:23 PM (permalink)
                      chefbuba


                      Water


                      wow, that is a lot of water
                       
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