Why People Willingly Stand in Line for Hours for a Great Meal

February 26, 2016

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Your grandparents might have walked three miles in the snow to school, but do they even know what it’s like to wait six hours for brisket? From the epic masses at Franklin Barbecue in Austin to the swell outside San Francisco’s State Bird Provisions to the specifically timed list at Pizzeria Beddia in Philly, people will wait head-shakingly long for food. Is it worth it? Do these people have…