San Francisco topped the polls once again in Stand Together magazine’s annual survey of the best American cities for waiting in line. Cities were scored in the areas of hype, density, duration, bodily discomfort and overall satisfaction. This is a return to form for our city, which was pipped to the post last year by New York, largely due to the runaway success of the cronut.
Local enthusiast Ernest Diggle said the accolade was well-deserved.
“We really try here in San Francisco to provide the best experience. It’s not easy manufacturing the kind of hype necessary to get a good line going, but we have a very supportive community. There are some great success stories, too. Just look at Bi-Rite Creamery and its groundbreaking four-stage experience.”
“We love San Fran,” said Bob, a vacationer from Boulder, as he stood on 22nd Street outside Bugaloos, the Mission District’s weekend mecca for people who aren’t that hungry when they wake up. “There’s nothing like this in Colorado. Food is just food there, you know?”
The next stop for Bugaloos patron Alice is the Hayes Valley Biergarten.
“It really is a local gem,” she explained. “There are plenty of nearby places to drink outside, but none of them offer the same level of gratuitous loitering.”
With the impending release of the iPhone 6, San Francisco’s stalwart standers have plenty to look forward to.