Austinites displeased by Obama's previous choice of Stubb's should approve of his final stop in Austin: Franklin Barbecue. There's just one problem: the president cut the line. According to a pool report from The Statesman, Obama said, "I know this is a long line. I feel real bad, but – I'm gonna cut."
The Franklin Barbecue line regularly runs three, four, and even five hours long. Even Anthony Bourdain didn't skip the line. According to a tweet from KEYETV's Deeda Patton, owner Aaron Franklin believes the president was the first ever to cut the line. Austin's tiny corner of the internet has exploded with feelings about what Obama reportedly called "exercising his executive power."
If Obama didn't have to wait in line for Franklin BBQ like everyone else, then I'm seriously pissed off. http://t.co/d604IWmOwz— Robert Starr (@RobertKStarr) July 10, 2014
Ok traffic is one thing but skipping the line at Franklin BBQ? NO SIR OBAMA WAIT YOUR TURN— Robbyn Smith (@Robbyn_Smith) July 10, 2014
No, no, no, President Obama. You wait in line for 3 hours at Franklin's BBQ like everyone else!— Kelly (@MayorOfTV) July 10, 2014
If he could cut debt & spending like he cut that line… ;) MT @dougmillsnyt Obama…surprise visit to Franklin Barbecue pic.twitter.com/mWiR2QEBb8— BrisketMan (@BrisketMan) July 10, 2014
If I was Obama I would pop up in Austin at Franklin's BBQ just to cut the line cuz I got it like that.— DJ Albert PullHoes (@DJAudiTory) July 10, 2014
I hope he waited in that line with everyone else. RT @365ThingsAustin: Obama is at Franklin BBQ right now.— The Screw (@Nuno__Oliveira) July 10, 2014
"@usdk1 : Obama drops over $300 at Franklin BBQ, passing over the ever-present line with apologies. Buys one family's meal. #priorities— Anne (@AnneDK0426) July 10, 2014
apparently Obama skipped the line at Franklin's BBQ today. DICK move, bro!— Ben (@BensWJ) July 10, 2014
· Obama Visits Franklin Barbecue, Buys Lunch for A Couple Patrons [Statesman]