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Franklin Barbecue closing for two weeks. What changes can you expect?

Matthew Odam
modam@statesman.com

Franklin Barbecue fans will have to find somewhere else to get their brisket fix in late June and early July. The restaurant will close from June 23 to July 7 to complete rennovations and complete a new smokehouse. A representative for Franklin says the addition of the smokehouse should solidify quality and consistency and allow for the restaurant to turn out more meat. There is a beef shortage affecting restaurants around the country right now, but once that gets sorted, Franklin hopes to up their output from 70 or 80 briskets a day to 100. Once they find their footing with the new smokehouse, Franklin hopes to add a take-out window by the end of the year.

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