How Many Biscuits should a biscuit maker bake?
The night before opening day, the biscuiteers all gathered around the biscuit making table to plan their first batch of biscuits. How many biscuits should we make tomorrow morning?
The baker figured she had ten friends who would stop by. Other biscuiteers thought they could round up fifteen guests each. The owners thought they could round up a dozen or so and they wanted to make a few extra – so 90 should be plenty…they didn’t want to have too many leftover.
The next morning at 7am, The Flying Biscuit served its inaugural breakfast. Customers got their first taste of those now-famous “flying” biscuits. The first batch of biscuits sold out at 11am, and The Flying Biscuit had to close the doors for the day, wondering if 120 biscuits would be enough for day 2.
As the story goes they were wrong again. On an average week now, the biscuit makers bake close to 5,000 biscuits per location.