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Need Help Pricing a Mcdonalds??

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by 86 CJ, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 268

    I could possibly land a couple Mcdonalds through a close friend, but needs some quick help putting some pricing together. Any advice on how you would price this Mcdonalds in MD? Hourly or per push?? Most likely per push with a 2" trigger.....

    What would you charge per push with Salt as well?? Here is the link to the size of the Mcdonalds. It has around 28 parking spots with your typical wrap around drivethrew.

  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    75-plow for the 2-4"
    30-walks " " "
    105-salt per app.

    But that's my operation, with my materials involved.
    And these would hopefully land it...but sometimes there would be guys even lower.

    Pricing a lot like that should be very easy for a snow contractor..
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2010
  3. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

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  4. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I would bid them per push, plow every 2-4". They are too small for hourly it should take no more than 20-30 min. with traffic And salt by the application. In your area you probally get more ice events than snow. I did a few up north a couple years back they paid pretty good. if you want send me a pm.
  5. LaPlante's

    LaPlante's Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    We do five Tim Horton's lots like this and one Mcdonalds. With Mcdonalds having a drive thru you get alot of packed snow in drive lane and half to salt that a little heavier to melt. Just wanted to give you a heads up on that. With every area different on prices, I do agree with Milehigh price.
  6. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    Do not do per push. We price these by the minute. It helps to know you're getting paid while sitting in the drive through with your plow down waiting for people to get their big mac.
  7. rocklizrd

    rocklizrd Junior Member
    from US of A
    Messages: 26

    86 CJ,
    If you need any help drop a line. I run between Baltimore and Laurel all of the time.
  8. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 268

    Thanks Man

    BUT.....I Lost them all to a fricken LOW BALLER. The owner liked my prices at $150/push and last years contractor came in at $175/push. I thought is was a done deal until 3 days later some one came in at $95/push :mad::mad::gunsfiring: Thats not worth my gas to get there...Unreal....So now they will get a 16 year old kid with a lawn tractor clearing there lot I hope....Thumbs Up
  9. rocklizrd

    rocklizrd Junior Member
    from US of A
    Messages: 26

    Damn that sucks. Hope the kid has to go in for some hot chocolate every 15 min.