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Thought it had to be @cazzy

GQuizGQuiz Posts: 701
talk about opportunistic.  Www.bbqfastpass.com.  Saw the description, thought it was @Cazzy, but it's a middle schooler named Desmond.  Smart kid

XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
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  • Grillin_beersGrillin_beers Posts: 1,345
    I have to say that is a sharp kid.  When the Iphone 4 came out my brother and I camped out and sold our spot in line for $150 a piece.  It was pretty easy money for a night of drinking and cooking burgers. 
    1 large BGE, Spartanburg SC

    My dog thinks I'm a grilling god. 
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,832
    If that was my kid I'd be proud. Great way to see an opportunity.
    They/Them
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE  - BS SS36" Griddle - 2 Burner Gasser - Pellet Smoker
  • HofstraJetHofstraJet Posts: 1,146
    Seen many people do this for Black Friday and for Apple launches.  Good for him. Great entrepreneur.
    Two Large Eggs, 36" Blackstone, 6 gal Cajun Fryer, and a MiniMax in SE Florida - My New Table
    Twitter: @ Bags
    Blog: TheJetsFan.com
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,490
    My name is Desmond and I'm a middle school student - and a black belt in kung fu - saving to buy a car. 

    LOL...how is this relevant?   You need martial arts training to stand in line??




    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,665
    Need the skillz to protect the brisket fool..... Man this kid is a genius. 


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  • HofstraJetHofstraJet Posts: 1,146
    And to ensure payment, unless he collects up front.
    Two Large Eggs, 36" Blackstone, 6 gal Cajun Fryer, and a MiniMax in SE Florida - My New Table
    Twitter: @ Bags
    Blog: TheJetsFan.com
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 15,761
    Genius!  I just hope he has a business license and is paying taxes though.  Fame brings scrutiny.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
  • bo31210bo31210 Posts: 713
    Say what you want of the younger generation but these are the kids that will save us.   Great idea!    
    In the middle of Georgia!    Geaux Tigers!!!!!
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,847
    Future 1%er right there. 
  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 2,208
    I love it !!!  I wish I was that smart !!!

    Donnie Dawes - RNNL8 BBQ - Carrollton, KY  

    TWIN XLBGEs, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

    I'm keeping serious from now on...no more joking around from me...Meatheads !! 


  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,665
    I emailed him for a quote. I doubt I'd do it just because but it was fairly reasonable if time is worth anything. 


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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,665
    Ryan,

    Thank you for your email.  I would love to help you get Franklins BBQ. 

    If your party is more than 2 people, I can only offer take out or delivery.

    Please be aware that there is a high demand for my services right now so if you are serious, I suggest booking quickly.

    Prices depend on what day and how much meat you are ordering.
    My standard prices are as follows (DOES NOT INCLUDE FOOD):

    Silver BBQ Fast Pass
    Tues-Friday only, up to 5 pounds of meat to take out.
    Price: $50

    Gold BBQ Fast Pass
    Sat-Sun, up to 8 pounds of meat to take out
    $100

    Platinum BBQ Fast Pass
    This is for federal holiday weekends, SXSW, ACL, Longhorn Home Games and other high-demand weekends.  Up to 10 pounds of meat to take out.
    $150


    Delivery may be possible (within 10 miles of Franklins) depending on the day for an extra charge.

    Franklin is aware that I do this and I have his blessing as long as I stick to his rules.  Because of this, I can only do dine in for parties of 2 or less , for more than 2 I can only take out or delivery.  Please only reply if you are serious about booking.  Give me 3 possible dates and I will give you a more specific quote and put you on the calendar.  All delivery orders will have to provide payment in advance.

    Also, 5% of what I make goes to Austin Dog Rescue!

    Desmond


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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,847
    $150...Man that kid is hustlin' 
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 15,761
    Pretty decent rates on a per hour  basis.  Judging by his booking rate he is more than fair.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,847
    edited July 2015
    Pretty decent rates on a per hour  basis.  Judging by his booking rate he is more than fair.
    For a middle schooler? 

  • HofstraJetHofstraJet Posts: 1,146
    Reminds me of the controversy over people selling reservations at popular restaurants without consent of the owners, an idea I thought of years ago when I lived in NYC but never pursued. There's a market for it but the argument made by the restaurants is that the reservation belongs to them and can't be sold by a third party. Will be interesting to see how that plays out.

    I believe that before long OpenTable will start charging (with the restaurant's approval) for reservations at prime times. Once those floodgates open, there will be no turning back (like gas prices and delivery surcharges).
    Two Large Eggs, 36" Blackstone, 6 gal Cajun Fryer, and a MiniMax in SE Florida - My New Table
    Twitter: @ Bags
    Blog: TheJetsFan.com
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,847
    You could easily find someone to wait that line for a couple packs of smokes and a tall boy.....  ;)
  • HofstraJetHofstraJet Posts: 1,146
    Pretty decent rates on a per hour  basis.  Judging by his booking rate he is more than fair.
    For a middle schooler? 

    Time value based on your time you would otherwise spend there waiting - not his time.
    Two Large Eggs, 36" Blackstone, 6 gal Cajun Fryer, and a MiniMax in SE Florida - My New Table
    Twitter: @ Bags
    Blog: TheJetsFan.com
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,847
    Pretty decent rates on a per hour  basis.  Judging by his booking rate he is more than fair.
    For a middle schooler? 

    Time value based on your time you would otherwise spend there waiting - not his time.
    Waiting in line is minimum wage work. 
  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,832
    Pretty decent rates on a per hour  basis.  Judging by his booking rate he is more than fair.
    For a middle schooler? 

    Time value based on your time you would otherwise spend there waiting - not his time.
    Waiting in line is minimum wage work. 
    Supply and demand...
    They/Them
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - WSJ - BS 17" Griddle - XXL BGE  - BS SS36" Griddle - 2 Burner Gasser - Pellet Smoker
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,665
    Pretty decent rates on a per hour  basis.  Judging by his booking rate he is more than fair.
    For a middle schooler? 

    Time value based on your time you would otherwise spend there waiting - not his time.
    Waiting in line is minimum wage work. 
    Totally disagree here. He's saving my time waiting in line. The price depicts what my time is worth. Yea he's a middle school kid, but what's it matter. If someone cuts my grass I don't care how old they are. If they do a good job it's all worth the same. 




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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,873
    This kid is hustling. I love it. I hope he looks me up when he gets out of college. As @mrcookingnurse said, the appropriate calculation is how valueable his clients' time is, not his time.
    I was working harder for a lot less money when I was in middle school. He's smarter than I was. 
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,847
    I lived in downtown Atlanta for four years, I know how to get stuff taken care of on the cheap. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,847
    I don't hate the hustler at all. Good for him. A little Alex P. Keaton...

    If I paid everyone based upon my what time was worth, I'd go broke.  
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 15,761
    We of all people should know stuff is worth what someone will pay.  He is so booked he might consider bumping those prices.

    Pretty cool Aaron Franklin knows and lets him do it.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 13,299
    If he's booked two months out, his price is on the low side of just right.
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,983
    I love the hard sell in his letter.  "Demand is high so I suggest booking quickly." 

    I love it I used to sell my spot in line for the port-a-potty at college tailgates except I usually took beer and shots for payment.
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,665
    Legume said:
    If he's booked two months out, his price is on the low side of just right.
    Yup


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    XLBGE 
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 16,808
    Nice to have a business which, in fact creates other opportunities for income.
    The power of BBQ.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
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