LP Deep Fryers - Cost per hour to run

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LP Deep Fryers - Cost per hour to run

I have a new food cart that has been open for business for less than a month. Main menu item is wings, and I am currently baking them. This of course does not result in a crispy wing. So I am leaning heavily toward converting to deep fryers.
 
My research so far has told me that a counter top unit just will not be sufficient. This leads me to propane deep fryers. What I cannot find is approximately how much propane a deep fryer will consume in an hour.
 
A gal of propane contains 91,500 BTUs. Deep fryers are rated in BTU's. So it seems simple to follow that a 90,000 BTU deep fryer will consume 1 gal of propane per hour.
 
Few things I have questions about. If a deep fryer is rated for 90k BTU, does this mean it will consume 90k BTU sitting idle (holding oil at temp) or 90k BTUs under full load for 1 hour?
 
Can some of you who have LP deep fryers give me some feedback here please? I am curious as to what BTU your fryer is, and how much your propane costs are.
 
Any thoughts would be much appreciated!
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