Franklin Barbecue posted its line policy on Twitter after the world discovered BBQ Fast Pass, 13-year-old Desmond’s business venture to help people avoid the long morning wait. It's a one-for-one exchange: only a single person can wait for another individual to place one order. That person cannot exchange his or her place in line for a group of two or more people, or order for more than one person.
Our policy for peeps who pay a line waiter - we don't allow 1 person to hold place for a group eating here. 1 person paid = 1 to-go order— Franklin Barbecue (@FranklinBbq) June 6, 2015
On people using Favor to wait in line, Aaron Franklin told Eater in March 2014, "Anybody can do anything they want. Who am I to say it's weird or wrong to do anything. That said, I wouldn't do it. If I'm going to go to a place, I'm going to get the full experience. But you can't tell people what to do."
As the current policy stands, if Desmond follows the rules and only picks single party clients, he’s in the clear. Remember there’s always a way to skip the Franklin line: ordering ahead.
Update, June 9, 4 p.m.: BBQ Fast Pass's Desmond posted on Twitter yesterday that he will follow Franklin's new rule.