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In Response to Coronavirus Outbreak, Franklin Barbecue Switches to Curbside Pickup Only

The famed Austin barbecue restaurant is shutting down its dining room

A tray of various barbecue meats ranging from brisket slices to ribs to sausages, alongside sides of coleslaw and potato salad and slices of bread, pickle slices, and onions.
Franklin Barbecue
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Famed barbecue joint Franklin Barbecue is closing its dining room in response to the global novel coronavirus pandemic, as reported by Austin 360. This gets rid of that infamously long line at the 900 East 11th Street restaurant, which aligns with social distancing suggestions which will help lessen the spread of COVID-19.

Instead, the Central East Austin restaurant will offer only curbside pickups starting on Tuesday, March 17. These barbecue orders will be placed online. It’s unclear whether or not there are price and/or weight minimums per every order. Preorders aren’t available at this time.

In order to help direct people who try to visit the physical restaurant anyway, there will be signs around the property with QR codes leading to the website.

Pitmaster Aaron Franklin will add a delivery option soon, as he told Austin 360. Franklin’s on-site taco/coffee truck will remain closed for now, though the pitmaster will add that menu to its pickup system soon.

Franklin Barbecue

900 East 11th Street, , TX 78702 (512) 653-1187 Visit Website