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2018/01/18 19:44:09 (permalink)

Why People Wait In Lines (Franklin, Magnolia etc)

https://www.racked.com/2018/1/17/16897160/lines-waiting-history
 
Austin is a city filled with people who genuinely enjoy standing in lines. It always baffled me but here writer Jamie Lauren Keiles takes a crack at the mentality of people who will wait 4 hours for a sausage sandwich or a cupcake.
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Re: Why People Wait In Lines (Franklin, Magnolia etc) 2018/01/19 04:30:42 (permalink)
Reminds me of the old army saying: "Hurry up and wait"!
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Re: Why People Wait In Lines (Franklin, Magnolia etc) 2018/01/19 09:26:10 (permalink)
Rolling Stones tickets in 1972.
Only all night line. I can't stand for long amounts of time anymore so probably good I don't live in Austin.
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Re: Why People Wait In Lines (Franklin, Magnolia etc) 2018/01/19 13:19:41 (permalink)
I just won't do it if it's more than 20-30 minutes.  Not for food.
 
My favorite Nashville Chicken that is available in Los Angeles...  It could be a 2 hour wait!  No way!  I want this food more than any but it's not worth my time or my back.
 
But Porto's with 2 huge, long lines only has a 15 minute wait.  No problem!
 
Tito's is only about a 15 minute wait.
 
I really think places with a really long wait are purpoosely creating the demand.  Don't play with me.  Get more help, open more windows and prepare more food.
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Re: Why People Wait In Lines (Franklin, Magnolia etc) 2018/01/19 14:19:54 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby mar52 2018/01/19 21:06:22
Old people rule!
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Re: Why People Wait In Lines (Franklin, Magnolia etc) 2018/01/19 15:52:48 (permalink)
I'm with mar on the waiting. The longest I've ever waited was about an hour and that was at the Loveless Cafe. The food was worth the wait, but I'm not sure I'd do it again, even though I still crave their biscuits and country fried steak. Usually we'll wait no more than about 20-30 minutes. If the staff says it's more then we make a spur of the moment backup plan and split. Guess a place like Franklin BBQ will be out of the question for me, given their hours long wait times. Oh, well. Lots of good 'que out there with a reasonable wait time.
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Re: Why People Wait In Lines (Franklin, Magnolia etc) 2018/01/19 17:53:04 (permalink)
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Guess a place like Franklin BBQ will be out of the question for me, given their hours long wait times.

I have a plan if I ever visit Franklin.  It's no secret that Aaron Franklin enjoys a good beer and I figure that if show up with a cooler full of Wisconsin micros that're unavailable in Austin I might be able to at least finagle a plate out the back door without having to stand in line.  I suppose it'd be easier to just contact him ahead of time and arrange a beer-for-barbecue swap but that doesn't seem like it'd be as much fun.
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Re: Why People Wait In Lines (Franklin, Magnolia etc) 2018/01/19 20:02:22 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2018/01/20 07:33:53
My Wife and I thought and said in the past that there was no way We would wait in line for longer than around 30 minutes. My Wife and I were in Austin for my Daughter's state twirling competition and the day after the competition my Wife said "You have always wanted to try Franklin's, let's go do it".  We grabbed some drinks, drove and arrived about 10:30am. It was a 2 hour 30 minute wait that day and I was ready to turn around and leave but We decided it was now or never. To my surprise it was an extremely fun and entertaining few hours. We were in front of a Chef from Chicago and her Chef friend from Austin, a family from Indiana was in front of us and multiple other people were around us from all over the country and the Austin area that had brought drinks and beer and snacks from their areas. We visited, laughed shared what we all had brought and had an absolutely great time. We used some of the free chairs that Franklin's provides and they came down the line every 15 minutes or so giving free samples. The time flew by. We even all sat together once inside and shared our turkey (the sleeper on his menu being the best turkey I had in a long time) being as most had only ordered brisket and ribs. I don't know if the experience would be the same next time nor did I know if I would brave it again but looking back on it I'm ready again.              
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