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Barry Digman

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Hot Dog selling prices Fri, 06/24/11 2:45 PM (permalink)
My sons sell a 6:1 skinless for $3.00. For $5.00 you get a dog, a bag of chips, and a can of ice cold soda. I noticed yesterday that they were out of the 6:1 and were using 8:1. One or two customers wanted to know how big the dog was before they ordered. They seemed satisfied with the size and the dressing ($3.00 covers everything from plain to chili). I'm wondering if others price similarly and if how important the difference between a 6 and an 8 might be.
 
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    stubby77

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    • Location: Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
    Re:Hot Dog selling prices Fri, 06/24/11 3:10 PM (permalink)
    I sell a 7/1 natural casing dog for $2. I'd like to get more, but my local market won't support it (I already get more than a few walk-away because they think $2 is too much for a hot dog. Recently, the dogs have been coming in about the size of 8/1 dogs, even though I am still ordering the 7's, and the label hasn't changed. I'm not complaining because I make more money this way. So far no one has said anything. If I start having people ask questions, though, I'll have to call my supplier and ask what's what.
     
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      lornaschinske

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      • Location: Roswell, NM until we leave for another place
      Re:Hot Dog selling prices Fri, 06/24/11 4:34 PM (permalink)
      We are farther south of you and have sold in Albuquerque. We have 8/1s that we sell for $2.50 that includes ALL toppings (and we have a lot of toppings). Hot dogs is not our main menu item. We also sell deli sandwiches, BBQ and sausages. We sell our chips and our drinks for $1 each.
       
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        Chicnscoop

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        • Location: Andover, CT
        Re:Hot Dog selling prices Wed, 06/29/11 4:09 PM (permalink)
        8/1's here for $2 and $2.50 for Chilidog. The lady down the road has them for $2.50 and $2.75 with chili. It all depends on your market, cost of materials, and competition. I know another guy in my area that has a 4/1 for $3.
        <message edited by Chicnscoop on Wed, 06/29/11 4:10 PM>
         
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          HDFactory

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          • Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
          Re:Hot Dog selling prices Mon, 07/11/11 8:46 AM (permalink)
          Hi All,
           
          Sorry for the novice question, what is a 8/1, 6/1 hot dog mean?
           
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            stubby77

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            Re:Hot Dog selling prices Mon, 07/11/11 10:46 AM (permalink)
            8/1 = 8 hot dogs per pound
            6/1 = 6 hot dogs per pound
            4/1 = 4 hot dogs per pound

            It is a size of measure... the smaller the number, the bigger the hot dog.
             
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              HDFactory

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              Re:Hot Dog selling prices Mon, 07/11/11 11:25 AM (permalink)
              stubby77


              8/1 = 8 hot dogs per pound
              6/1 = 6 hot dogs per pound
              4/1 = 4 hot dogs per pound

              It is a size of measure... the smaller the number, the bigger the hot dog.


              Great, thank you.
               
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                bellehill

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                • Location: newark, DE
                Re:Hot Dog selling prices Mon, 07/11/11 1:49 PM (permalink)
                We do 8 to 1s    2.00 single dog   Chili or Kraut .25 extra    3.00 Combos includes Chip and Drink   Sell them all day long
                 
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                  Parrot Cage

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                  • Location: Mapleton, ME
                  Re:Hot Dog selling prices Fri, 07/15/11 4:04 PM (permalink)
                  I'm sorry, but that sounds kinda like a bait and switch to me. In this business all we have to keep the customers coming is the quality of our food and our reputations. I know even the most die hard dog fan would be hard pressed to tell the difference between a 6/1 and an 8/1 without a scale, to me it's a matter of honor and pride in giving my customers the same quality product that hooked them into coming to me in the first place.
                   
                  Just MHO.
                   
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                    bonerbilly

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                    • Location: Henderson, NV
                    Re:Hot Dog selling prices Fri, 03/29/13 12:13 AM (permalink)
                    It it important to have a dog that hangs over the bun a bit. If so what a size should be looking for. The only dog that keeps be coming back is a natural skinned dog what your take on natural skinned?
                     
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