Ballpark Concessions currently sells hot dogs.During a typical month, the stand reports a profit of $9,000 with sales of $50,000, fixed costs of $21,000, and variable costs of $0.64 per hot dog.Next year, the company plans to start selling nachos for $3 per unit.Nachos will have a variable cost of $0.72 and new equipment and personnel to produce nachos will increase monthly fixed costs by $8,808.Initial sales of nachos should total 5,000 units.Most of the nacho sales are anticipated to come from current hot dog purchasers, therefore, monthly sales of hot dogs are expected to decline to $20,000.After the first year of nacho sales, the company president believes that hot dog sales will increase to $33,750 a month and nacho sales will increase to 7,500 units a month.Required:
a.Determine the monthly break-even sales in dollars before adding nachos.
b.Determine the monthly break-even sales during the first year of nachos sales, assuming a constant sales mix of 1 hotdog and 2 units of nachos.
c.What is the expected monthly operating income for the second year that nachos are sold?