Working 24 Hours at the Best BBQ in the World | Bon Appetit

  • Published: 29 November 2016
  • Bon Appetit deputy editor Andrew Knowlton spends 24 hours at Franklin Barbecue starting out at 6:00 am and meeting fans of the restaurant who have been waiting since 4:00 am to be the first in line. He spends the rest of the day learning how they barbecue meat so delicious the brisket has sold out every day since Franklin's opened.

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Comments • 1 932

  • M2a2t2t2e2o2 W1h1i1t1l1o1c1k

    I only need to travel 10 hours because I live in a neighborhood outside of Austin Texas 😂

    • Rilo Robinson
      Rilo Robinson  3 days back

      I would Smash that BBQ!!!!

      • Rainbow Mafia
        Rainbow Mafia  4 days back

        I don’t eat beef but watching this makes me 🤤

        • Richard Lowery
          Richard Lowery  7 days back

          Austin is full of snowflakes.

          • glorymeister
            glorymeister  7 days back

            3:19 the dude looks like will farrel

            • Peter Jackson
              Peter Jackson  7 days back

              2:50 biggest mouth breather I’ve ever seen.

              • Howard James
                Howard James  1 weeks back

                Dude put his whole arm in the fire 😂😭

                • Matthew Chunk 3
                  Matthew Chunk 3  1 weeks back

                  2:21 Cow Auschwitz

                  • Chaplin
                    Chaplin  1 weeks back

                    After all that I hope you at least got a meal out of it. Imagine being around that for a day and not getting to eat anything

                    • N R
                      N R  1 weeks back

                      If youre waiting 6 hours for bbq you need to reassess your life

                      • Vader
                        Vader  1 weeks back

                        "This is Texas OG BBQ." - Chef

                        • DarkShift
                          DarkShift  1 weeks back

                          ya but does it have a foot massage?????

                          • Rick Jones
                            Rick Jones  2 weeks back

                            I don't care how good it is IAM not going stand in line for it.

                            • CalFromManc
                              CalFromManc  2 weeks back


                              • Wildstyles
                                Wildstyles  2 weeks back

                                And then it burnt down.

                                • DrunkenChef
                                  DrunkenChef  2 weeks back

                                  I just have to say that i have a whole new level of respect for u all. I smoked 1 brisket for 13 hrs and thought i had it rough. Man o man am I wrong. Shot out to u Mr. Franklin. Keep doin what u do. I hope to make it out to ur spot soon.

                                  • John P
                                    John P  2 weeks back

                                    I had to stop watching after hearing customers wait for hours

                                    • Eden Chan
                                      Eden Chan  2 weeks back

                                      10:21 my kind of job

                                      • Alec Williams
                                        Alec Williams  2 weeks back

                                        Aw man I thought I was the man but I'm now not the man.

                                        • vincent Wang chen
                                          vincent Wang chen  2 weeks back

                                          Vegans have left the chat

                                          • ProstoTelo
                                            ProstoTelo  2 weeks back

                                            Why not just order online and then come to the place 10 before opening to receive your order ?

                                            • Cooper Roy
                                              Cooper Roy  2 weeks back

                                              Nc bq is some much better

                                              • rk Thevar
                                                rk Thevar  2 weeks back

                                                Is this same barbecue Shop shown in chef movie?

                                              • JC C
                                                JC C  2 weeks back

                                                Working 24 hours at franklins BBQ

                                                Aaron: “hold my beer”

                                                • Luke Pedulla
                                                  Luke Pedulla  2 weeks back

                                                  Too much meat

                                                  • Mike Smith
                                                    Mike Smith  2 weeks back

                                                    If your waiting in line for 6 hours for whatever type of food, you need to re-evaluate your life lol. These people r losers

                                                    • David Vander Ven
                                                      David Vander Ven  2 weeks back

                                                      How is 24 hours legal?

                                                      • Tre Hasbell
                                                        Tre Hasbell  2 weeks back

                                                        I live in Oklahoma

                                                        • Christopher Lawrence
                                                          Christopher Lawrence  2 weeks back

                                                          *insert lisp* two pounds of brithket and two pounds of ribths . No wonder why his face is Puffy lmao

                                                          • welderfix3rupper
                                                            welderfix3rupper  3 weeks back

                                                            I’m so hungry for bbq

                                                            • Gary M.
                                                              Gary M.  3 weeks back

                                                              Waiting in line for 5 hours..... that means 1. You are killer stoned 2. You live with your parents 3. You MOS DEF don't have a job and last but not least 4. You don't have a car and cant make it to Caldwell County for real Texas BBQ.

                                                              • Irishkcoo 1
                                                                Irishkcoo 1  3 weeks back

                                                                Did anyone else’s mouth water during this

                                                                • Minji Gim
                                                                  Minji Gim  3 weeks back

                                                                  It's not espresso that gets them through, it's the coke.

                                                                  • ADR
                                                                    ADR  4 weeks back

                                                                    They have such a high demand and low supply. Why don't they branch out just a little to accommodate at least a little more??

                                                                    • 1000 Subscribers with no videos challenge
                                                                      1000 Subscribers with no videos challenge  3 weeks back

                                                                      Branching out makes it harder to maintain such high standards. Same reason why the McDonald's brothers hated the idea of franchising; the job will never be done 'right' if the owner or head chef doesn't make it/supervise it.

                                                                  • Jaco Bothma
                                                                    Jaco Bothma  4 weeks back

                                                                    Dude come to South Africa to see the best bbq(braai).

                                                                    • Cecelia Pomphrey
                                                                      Cecelia Pomphrey  4 weeks back

                                                                      The audacity of saying that Texas has the best BBQ when Memphis exists

                                                                      • HASSPREDIGER20/Wurst-Achim

                                                                        2:50 my man was high as a kite

                                                                        • Scott Heinlein
                                                                          Scott Heinlein  4 weeks back

                                                                          So why were briskets being put on at 8:00am? That seems like a odd time. They couldn't be for the same day since they start serving 11am and they were done around 4pm. It is also really early for the next days brisket since it was 24+ hours away and at most the brisket takes 15 hours to cook.

                                                                          • Khalid AlAli
                                                                            Khalid AlAli  4 weeks back

                                                                            The overwhelming majority of the people in the video are FAT. So it is true, that the American military can’t find enough fit soldiers anymore.

                                                                            • Bo Jordan
                                                                              Bo Jordan  1 months back

                                                                              I want to do this

                                                                              • Danley Nuks
                                                                                Danley Nuks  1 months back

                                                                                I bet he had the best sleep that day

                                                                                • Leo Wood
                                                                                  Leo Wood  1 months back

                                                                                  There all fat

                                                                                  • heavyset0223
                                                                                    heavyset0223  1 months back

                                                                                    No food is worth waiting that long for.

                                                                                    • DarkHorse1995
                                                                                      DarkHorse1995  1 months back

                                                                                      Aaron Franklin, the BBQ guy in the movie Chef.

                                                                                      • Tee Simon
                                                                                        Tee Simon  1 months back

                                                                                        Lmfao anyone else see homie with the coors at 6:30 in the morning hahaha

                                                                                        • Jason
                                                                                          Jason  1 months back

                                                                                          This is not the best bbq in Austin..its good but not the best.

                                                                                          • Nathan Alexander
                                                                                            Nathan Alexander  1 months back

                                                                                            Who comes just for Andrew

                                                                                            • Wisdom SP
                                                                                              Wisdom SP  1 months back

                                                                                              @7:11 Oh my.. That's how you take care of business!