Tuesday Dec 6 2016
Bon Appetit magazine sent Andrews for a 24 hour shift at Franklin Bar Be Que.
Texas Monthly magazine has proclaimed Franklin's to be the best in the universe. It is located at 900 East 11th in Austin, Tx.
The video shows people waiting from 4 00 AM sitting outside for the open at 11 00 AM.
Decades ago The Salt Lick in Driftwood, Tx
had that sort of reputation. Back then The Salt Lick was a shoe string operation with a screened in area where patrons ate. Today it is all grown up, and frankly no better than any other bar be que joint in my opinion. I would say the same for Cooper's. A few years back TM had christened Cooper's as the best. Located in Llano, Tx, the word spread, the chain grew and formality
was the norm. Somehow the original formula was just not the same anymore.
We study quality control and benchmarking in managerial accounting. Franklin started in his back yard. Today people line up for lunch until he literally sells out. As you will see, the last person in line has the duty of telling the late to arrive, sorry, done for the day.
I don't know how long the reputation will last. As you can see in the video this is very hard work.
Frankly I think the brisquet at Bill Miller's is as good as any but the rib s are a disappointment. I was hoping they would discuss more on the actual preparation, type of wood, temperature, etc but not to the case. Perhaps those are trade secrets.
But if you have a formula to cause eople to wait hours in line for a meal, you have a winning fgormula.