I’ve read the posts in the search forum and here’s what I was thinking for a grad party.
50.00- hook up fee. (To cover propane and gas, ect..) Hook up meaning to hook the cart up and go.
50.00-per hour min. 2 hours.
1.25- all beef dog with condiments each. (Mustard, ketchup, onion, relish and shredded cheese.)
I’m figuring that way I’m guaranteed 150.00 each trip, which would be 75.00 an hour and still make a profit on the food. I did not figure the set up and take down time in the price.
My cost per loaded dog is around .51-.53 cents each. Any thoughts??
I am not sure if this is what you write on their receipt or it’s your personal way of calculating the fee. Personally I would not tell them your charging to bring the cart or hook up fee. I would give them a set price on the service as a whole. You can still crunch your numbers this way, but they do not have to know it. If this is your first event the experience will be worth a ton. It is also nice to get a stack of business cards and get your name out there along with the experience. If you do end up doing this event for less than you would normally charge make a note of it. I would write on their receipt ” discounted rate” that way they know you hooked them up, and when their friends come asking for your service, you can charge them your regular price.
I think I charge less than most vendors around my area. I am doing a funeral tomorrow for $350. They want 121 hot dogs (yes exactly 121) It is in their culture to have an odd number. They are bringing their own drinks and snacks. I just cover the dogs.