In case you didn’t hear, Austin institution Franklin Barbecue is back open today after a fire in August that was caused by a wind-blown ember from a pit destroyed part of the popular eatery.
PHOTOS: Franklin Barbecue reopens Nov. 21 after fire
With the re-opening came Franklin’s trademark waiting lines, which many people were all too happy to camp out in for some barbecue. Many still didn’t see the point of standing in line for more than three hours for anything. Read on to see what Austin had to say about the re-opening of Franklin Barbecue.
The wait is finally over and there’s already a line! @FranklinBbq reopens today. We’ve got people sleeping in tents and waiting in the cold. @BestBarbecue got here at 3:30am! #DieHards We’ll be here live all morning. Watch on @fox7austin’s #GoodDayAustin #TexasBBQ #BBQ pic.twitter.com/RigUM3cMmU— JacquelineSarkissian (@JSarkissianFOX7) November 21, 2017
Here's a look at the line now. It's 6am... more and more people just keep on coming! They say they'll do anything for some @FranklinBbq. It's been a closed for nearly 3 months after a fire. #BBQ #TexasBBQ @fox7austin pic.twitter.com/JNV0jrK380— JacquelineSarkissian (@JSarkissianFOX7) November 21, 2017
Let’s do this, @franklinbbq! Back open after a little setback. Fire couldn’t keep this bbq goodness down for long! #txbbqpassport pic.twitter.com/o4hPdQnC5a— Brian Hill (@BrianPaulHill) November 21, 2017
The man, the myth, the legend. Aaron Franklin out greeting folks in line at @FranklinBbq. #txbbqpassport pic.twitter.com/sZf80RXLJZ— Brian Hill (@BrianPaulHill) November 21, 2017
something is right again in this sad world! @FranklinBbq has reopened. 6:50am. pic.twitter.com/Df31P5UwJx— becky willard (@blwroses) November 21, 2017
There’s no BBQ worth standing in line for 6 hours— Matthew Allen (@mda_taz) November 21, 2017
We got in line at 5:30am pic.twitter.com/pl7DLXDuqD— Kristina Garcia (@MrsGarciaClass) November 21, 2017
We've got a little more than 2 hours until @FranklinBbq reopens! It's got some pretty loyal fans as the line just keeps getting longer and longer. @fox7austin pic.twitter.com/TuUDaihvMv— JacquelineSarkissian (@JSarkissianFOX7) November 21, 2017
Congratulations to the legendary @FranklinBbq which reopens this morning after a fire we dealt with did more than $350,000 in damage just three months ago. We wish Aaron, Stacy, and all their employees the best on this exciting day! pic.twitter.com/6vZrSA3UoT— Austin Fire Dept (@austinfiredept) November 21, 2017
Got the second spot in line for @franklinbbq's reopening today! It's good to have these guys up※ https://t.co/Iz06RMKT6o— yonilevin (@yonilevin) November 21, 2017
Welcome back to the neighborhood @FranklinBbq. Yes... that’s a tent pic.twitter.com/xfSz7WVpbm— Stefan Griggs (@sprinklr_stefan) November 21, 2017
Even though @FranklinBbq reopened at 11am, the line will remain at least past 2pm. But @FranklinBbq says if they got in line by 11am, they will likely get some Q. @KVUE pic.twitter.com/ZXTaPAayEL— Jenni Lee (@JenniL_KVUE) November 21, 2017
Open for business folks! Be prepared to wait in line before you get some grub. It's about a 3 hour wait right now, but trust me... it's worth it! @FranklinBbq pic.twitter.com/aLGLQLv2j5— JacquelineSarkissian (@JSarkissianFOX7) November 21, 2017
That first bite of the @FranklinBbq rib face, tho. #txbbqpassport #seriouslygood #bestribs @BBQsnob @cbaez3 pic.twitter.com/WjudMd817x— Brian Hill (@BrianPaulHill) November 21, 2017
We couldn’t have asked for a better morning.