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Heim Barbecue Served Nearly One Ton Of Smoked Meats On Its First Day

The brisket inspired three hour lines

Heim Barbecue brisket
How many briskets is one ton?
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Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

It was clear that the arrival of much-anticipated Fort Worth joint Heim Barbecue & Catering would be met with long lines. But perhaps we underestimated just how many people were willing to stand out in the heat for their first taste of bacon burnt ends.

GuideLive reports that the restaurant’s first patrons showed up bright and early, arriving at the restaurant at 3:15 a.m – nearly eight hours before Heim Barbecue was scheduled to open. When it did kick open the doors at 11 a.m., hundreds of barbecue enthusiasts lined up in the 100 degree heat for up to three hours to score their plate.

According to Heim, the spot sold more than 1,500 pounds of meat, 300 pounds of potato salad, and plenty of whiskey cocktails on its first day, selling out well before the 10 p.m. closing time. Sunday was a sell-out, too.

The spot reopens today at 11 a.m., and yet another ton of beef will be on hand. Considering that today is going to be another scorcher, perhaps they’ll start handing out free beer like Franklin’s and Cattleack.