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JamesinLA
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Jonathan,
I'm surprised they went for a 50/50 split specifically because they were supplying dinner for their half of the split. Great idea.

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Thanks! I am flying to oklahoma city today for a dinner theater tomorrow and will let you guys know the success of it / right now it is sold out. Smile
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Jonthan,

Did you do the $700-1,000 in BOR sales?

I do quite well at family events, but that is normally buying things for their kids.

I haven't ever set up BOR at an all adult event.
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Tim I did 750. At the dinner theater in oklahoma I did 400. I am doing another dinner theater in july and will let you know hoe it goes. I always sell a ton for family events but also do well at adult only events as well.
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Thanks for sharing this Jonathan. What type of items do you make available for the BOR sales for adults?
JamesinLA
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I'd be interested in Michael's question also.

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How can a country club provide a meal for $20 and make a profit? Even with the menu you outlined, $20 does not go far. 50 people X $20 = $1000 less the cost of food and service = not much profit for the group you are partnering with. I would live to do these in my area, but am not sure still how you are convincing them that this is a worth while venture for them.
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Charlie,
Every place I've done one has told me they can provide a meal for 7 to 10 bucks, rest is profit. They also all had a cash bar which stayed busy and waitresess continued to work the rooms during the show.


Hope that helps.
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I did the same thing with a restaurant in Cupertino CA. My venue seats 250 in the front banquet hall and 600 in the rear banquet hall, in addition we have 10 VIP rooms. Many restaurants will accommodate you if you can bring people in on slower days. There's not much profit but my whold dinner show team has gotten experience they wouldn't have gotten. In addition I've gotten lots of spin off work from running these dinner shows.

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I recall this thread from a few years ago. Sadly, it seems Jonathan Dupree no longer performs magic as a business or participates here. I thought he had some really good ideas.

Congratulations Danchan!
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