The lines at Pecan Lodge are pretty crazy these days. At the opening bell last Saturday I counted over 150 people waiting for barbecue. Today, owners Diane and Justin Fourton are announcing a few changes that may ease lines like this one:
From the press release:
[W]e’ve been working on a few things to help make it easier for those coming down to eat with us. Starting today, we are happy to announce that the following options are now available:
1. A second cash register has been added that will primarily serve as an “Express Line” for those ordering 5lbs or more. This means at any time (without notice) you can walk up and place your order without waiting in the main line.
2. Pre-Orders can be made with 2 days advanced noticed by sending an email to email@example.com. Pre-Orders must be for whole products (whole briskets, racks of ribs, etc) and can be picked up anytime from 11am to 3pm on days that we’re open.
I know the intentions are good. They’ve been getting complaints/suggestions to add another register as the lines have grown, but I’ve got to wonder if the entire line will just switch over to the second register. The only difference is the amount you have to order, and I know I’d add a couple of pounds on to my order to save a ninety minute wait in line. I doubt I’m the only one.