Obama felt like barbeque – or another photo-op – after his speech in Austin Thursday.
He reportedly dropped $300 at the famous Franklin BBQ restaurant, but apparently broke a sacred Texas rule – never skip the line at a barbeque joint.
— BrisketMan (@BrisketMan) July 10, 2014
Franklin is one of those places where people wait for hours and hours for the award-winning grub and let’s face it, nobody likes a cutter, even if it’s POTUS.
Owner Aaron Franklin made it clear the president was the first ever to cut the line, according to The Statesman.
“That’s our thing, no one skips the line … except Obama,” he said.
“I know this is a long line. I feel real bad, but – I’m gonna cut,” Obama said, according to the Statesman’s Chuck Lindell.
The internet blew-up when Obama reportedly announced he was”exercising his executive power.”
Check out some of the tweets:
Per pool, Obama is exercising his executive power to not have to wait 19 hours in line at Franklin BBQ in Austin like the rest of us would
— Carrie Dann (@CarrieNBCNews) July 10, 2014
— Anne (@AnneDK0426) 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
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