Aaron Franklin is one of the most famous pitmasters who, along with his wife Stacy, started the Franklin Barbecue restaurant in Austin, Texas in 2009. The restaurant was initially housed in a trailer. It was moved to a brick and mortar building two years later. Its brisket sells out every day. The restaurant brand has been featured numerous times in various publications and media. It was included in the ‘50 Best BBQ Joints in the World’ list by Texas Monthly. In 2015, Aaron Franklin was the first BBQ specialist chef to win the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Southwest. He has to his credit numerous TV and web episodes where he teaches how to make the best barbecue dishes including his famous brisket and Central Texas Barbecue. He has also co-authored a couple of New York Times bestsellers.
Aaron Franklin Early Life, Parents And Education
Aaron Franklin is 42 years old. He was born in Bryan, Texas on December 17, 1977. His grandparents had been running a music store then. It could be said that barbecue is in Aaron Franklin’s blood as his parents owned a barbecue joint in Bryan. He developed a taste for cooking at an early age and was passionate enough to become the celebrated chef he has become now. The understanding he gained about grilling had the right blend of quality, taste, and hygiene. He studied in a school in Texas.
Aaron Franklin Career Details
Together with his wife Stacy, he started their first Franklin BBQ joint in Austin, Texas in 2009. It was a trailer turned restaurant. It became popular soon. It was moved to a different building two years later in 2011.
The real fame came in 2012 with the appearance of Franklin Barbecue in the program Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
In 2013, BBQ with Franklin, the web series was produced by KLRU-TV wherein he teaches the viewers many delicacies of authentic BBQ including his famous Brisket and Central Texas Barbecue. It had eleven episodes. And a year later in 2014, the restaurant was listed in the Top 50 Barbecue Joints in the World by Texas Monthly. The then US President Barack Obama visited his restaurant the same year, which added even more popularity. In 2015, the TV series showed ten episodes. In the episodes, Aaron walked viewers through all aspects of grilling and smoking.
He launched an annual festival of food and music ‘Hot Luck Fest’ in 2017 along with Mohawk owner James Moody and Mike Thelin. It was a world-class event mixing culinary delights from far corners and throbbing musical notes. And in 2018, joining hands with Tyson Cole, he started an Asian smokehouse and bar by the name ‘Loro’. Tyson Cole is also a James Beard award winner. Franklin Barbecue was also honored with Bon Appetit’s ‘Best Barbecue Joint in America’ title. He has many plans for the future for more food joints.
Aaron Franklin has also co-authored two New York Times bestsellers, Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto and Franklin Steak wherein lay lessons in making the perfect steak and all aspects of other BBQ delights.
Aaron Franklin Body Measurements
Aaron Franklin is 170 cm tall and weighs 75 kg.
Aaron Franklin Marriage Details
He is of straight sexual orientation and is married to Stacy Franklin who is also his business partner. They started their first Franklin BBQ joint together. They have a three-year-old daughter together whose name is Vivian Franklin.
His wife Stacy Franklin has always been extending unflinching support in his business endeavors. She is hardworking with great mental stamina and yet a calm personality. She was born and grew up in Amarillo and moved to Austin in her teens. Her father was a teacher and entrepreneur and her mother worked at human resources. She went to the community college where she met Franklin. She soon dropped out of college.
Aaron Franklin Net Worth
As of 2020, Aaron Franklin’s net worth is $1 million. His income comes not only from his Franklin Barbecue joint but also from the TV and web episodes and the books he has co-authored. He is an exemplary model for anyone aspiring to pursue the career of a chef-entrepreneur. The news of the delicacies of Franklin Barbecue selling out every day and the name has spread far and wide in the world.