Hi There Dr. BBQ,
My husband is thinking of opening a roadside BBQ in Florida. Do you think this could be done feasibly with several Big Green Eggs? He loves his Egg, but has been looking at a large smoker for the roadside operation. Just saw on your website what looks like competitions being done on BGEs and wondering if you could do it as a business. Love to know your thoughts.
First thing he”ll need to do is check with the local health inspector. The Eggs aren’t restaurant approved but they may be usable anyway within a well organized plan. It would be a unique approach and while the food is great off of them, I”m not sure they’re a great choice for a food service application. The volume is limited and the cleanup would be a bit of a hassle to do every day. I’d look for something that is intended for commercial use if it were me. We do use them for competitions all the time, but we don”t cook very much food for those. If you”re going into the business, you”ll probably want to plan on being successful and that will mean cooking a lot of food.