No, the title does not mean that I or someone I know is dying. Before we opened our business last month, we were sure that we were going to do well because of the business the last guy supposedly had. Well, we were sadly mistaken. Aside from the coincidental day that we opened, which was July 2nd (and only those who understand the reference will find it coincidental as well), the month of July was honestly a horrible month for us. We were closed two or three times a week because of a holiday or because something else came up. Sure we had a good days, or week, but other than that it was pitiful. This month, for the most part has been better. Of course there are still some days that are worse than others. However, today I was not expecting to do as well as we did. Usually Tuesdays thus far have been one of, if not the worst for us this month. Though steady, we made 109.00 overall. Last Tuesday we only made 60.00.
We soon realized that we were conned as far as being told how much profit was sold before we bought the trailer. We were told that he sold 30 chickens a day. Yeah, we're lucky enough to sell five or six! I don't know, maybe as time goes on we might sell more, but for the time being this is all we are selling. Of course, we do sell pechuga a la plancha (grilled chicken breast), chuletas (pork chops), bistec encebollado (beef steak with onions) and so much more. Another good thing is that we are selling more sandwiches. Especially since we lowered the price since we are no longer including a drink with them, people are starting to come up and ask for them and they love them. We have actually been told countless times from others that the other vendors (aside from the hotdog lady) that their food isn't that good and they are slow. We've got the flavor down in our food and we try to get the food out as quick as possible. Of course, don't expect us to bust out a ham and cheese sandwich and a cup of coffee in three seconds flat. We have neither the many burners or speed there. We're not...super....um...chef.
Not only that though, we know about great customer service. Customer service here in Puerto Rico is horrible! But for those that one day do plan to visit here, don't let just that stop you from doing so. We know how to take care of our customers and because of that, we are getting more business, regulars especially. So I'm still going to stay on the road of optimism and hope for the best. We're just starting out and hopefully soon, we'll get over the major hump.