In The News

Tampa, FL Locations Celebrate the 4th of July

07.04.16: Delicious Barbecue in a Patriotic Setting!—Tampa Bay's Morning Blend Watch


New Location in N Myrtle Beach, SC

06.29.16: MISSION BBQ Brings Patriotic Flavor to North Myrtle Beach—Myrtle Beach Online Read


New Location in Whitehall, PA

06.25.16: Barbecue Jazz at Sugar Hill—The Morning Call Read


New Location in Downtown Annapolis, MD

06.24.16: New MISSION BBQ Open at Annapolis City Dock—The Baltimore Sun Read


New Location in Canton, OH

06.22.16: MISSION BBQ Has Grand Opening—Inde Online Read


New Location in Deptford, NJ

05.30.16: MISSION BBQ Gives Back To Our Troops—PHL17 Read


New Location in Davie, FL

05.09.16: Top Barbecue Spots in South Florida— Read

01.18.16: New Barbecue Joint in Davie— Read


New Location in Whitehall, PA

04.14.16: MISSION BBQ Opening First Lehigh Valley Location—Lehigh Valley Live Read


Roanoke, VA Location Gives Back

04.12.16: MISSION BBQ Presents Donation to Roanoke Police and Fire Departments—WSLS 10 Watch


New Location in Evansville, IN Gives Back

03.30.16: MISSION BBQ Donates Nearly $10,000—14 News Watch

03.28.16: American Hero Cups Raise Money for Charities—14 News Watch


Wilmington, NC Location Gives Back

03.28.16: MISSION BBQ Supporting Veterans with American Hero Cups—WWAY TV Watch


New Location in Temple Terrace (USF), Tampa, FL

03.24.16: North/New Tampa to Get Tampa's Newest MISSION BBQ—Creative Loafing: Tampa Bay Read

03.23.16: USF to Get Broad Options with MISSION BBQ Nearby—Tampa Bay Times Read


New Location in Canton, OH

03.14.16: MISSION BBQ to Build on Former Friendly's Site in Belden Village—Canton Rep Read


New Location in Evansville, IN

03.14.16: The Mission Behind the BBQ—Tristate Homepage Watch

03.10.16: MISSION BBQ Holds Three Charity Event Nights—Tristate Homepage Watch

02.01.16: MISSION BBQ coming to North Green River in Evansville—Evansville Courier & Press Read

02.01.16: MISSION BBQ coming to North Green River in Evansville—Evansville Courier & Press Read


MISSION BBQ Voted as One of Top 10 Brands to Watch

02.23.16: What's the Next Big Restaurant? 10 Brands to Watch—CNBC Read


New Location in Nashville, TN

02.17.16: Barbecue Restaurant Looks to Raise Awareness About Public Servants—WSMV Watch


A Special Visit from Bunce the Service Dog

01.21.16: Bunce Visits MISSION BBQ—WUSA9 Watch


New Location in Jacksonville, FL

03.01.16: Pit Stops: The Best 'Cue in (and Near) Jax—Jacksonville Magazine Read (Pages 56-57)

12.12.15: MISSION BBQ Comes to Jax—News 4 Jax Watch


Veterans Day in Tampa, FL

11.11.15: Tampa BBQ Restaurant Honors Veterans with Daily Anthem—10 News Read


New Location in Fort Myers, FL

07.02.15: MISSION BBQ, Pork & Patriotism in Fort Myers: JLB Review—The News-Press Read


Roanoke, VA Location Gives Back

04.15.15: MISSION BBQ Donates Thousands to Roanoke City Police and Fire-EMS—WJTV Watch


New Location in Wyomissing, PA

03.30.15: MISSION BBQ in Wyomissing Serves Up More Than Just Food—WFMZ 69 News Watch


Our Very Own Teammate Featured in the Local News!

12.16.14: For One Manchester Township Woman, Working at MISSION BBQ Fulfills a Personal Mission—York Daily Record Read


New Location in Roanoke, VA

11.21.14: MISSION BBQ Featured on Daytime Dish; Honors Wounded Warriors—WSLS 10 View

11.19.14: MISSION BBQ Serving Up Meals to Roanoke City Fire Department—WDBJ 7 View

11.19.14: MISSION BBQ Makes a Difference for First Responders—WSLS 10 View


New Location in Laurel, MD

11.04.14: MISSION BBQ Inches Closer to D.C. with Laurel Location—Washington DC Eater Read


September 11, 2014

09.11.14: MISSION BBQ Honors First Responders on 9/11 (And Has Fingerlickin'-Good Sauces)—MIX 106.5 Listen


New Location in Jacksonville, NC

08.26.14: MISSION BBQ Opens; Honors Community Heroes—The Onslow Times Read


New Location in Columbia, MD

06.26.14: MISSION BBQ Coming to Columbia Crossing—The Baltimore Sun Read


Feature in Catering Magazine

05.14/06.14: Down Home Catering—Catering Magazine Read Feature


Bill & Newt Win Entrepreneurs of the Year!

06.13.14: EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winners Revealed for Maryland—Baltimore Business Journal Read


Memorial Day 2014

05.26.14: Bill Talks About Memorial Day at MISSION BBQ—CBS View


MISSION BBQ Helps Our Heroes & Donates to Wounded Warrior Project

05.15.14: MISSION BBQ Featured on Fox News' "After the Show Show"—FNC View


Armed Forces Day 2014

05.17.14: Armed Forces Day at MISSION BBQ Canton, MD Location—Fox View

05.14.14: National Armed Forces Day: Our Heroes Eat Free— Read 


MISSION BBQ Expands into North Carolina

04.29.14: On a Mission: New Eatery Marries Smoked Meats and Charity with Lip-Smackin Perfection Read

04.07.14: Military-Friendly MISSION BBQ Opens; Donates to Fire, Police Department Charities—Port City Daily Read


MISSION BBQ Expands into Virginia

05.07.14: Newt shows "Virginia This Morning" How Pulled Pork is Really Done—CBS View

03.25.14: The Pledge of BBQ—Richmond BizSense Read

01.21.14: For this Mission, the MRE's are BBQ—Richmond BizSense Read


MISSION BBQ Listed Among Charitable Restaurants

12.13.13: Feel Good About Getting Fat and Drunk With These Charitable Belly-Fillers—Maxim Read


Veterans Day 2013

11.11.13: Owner Steve Newton Talks About Vets Day 2013 & Unveils Charm City Cake—WBAL-TV View

11.11.13: MISSION BBQ Gives Free Sandwiches to All Vets on Veterans Day 2013—WBAL-TV View

11.11.13: WBAL-TV Sits Down with Owner Bill Kraus to Discuss Veterans Day 2013—WBAL-TV View

11.11.13: MISSION BBQ Owners Bill & Steve Honor Vets on Veterans Day 2013—WBAL-TV View

11.11.13: MISSION BBQ Offers Veterans Day Deals to Military—WBAL-TV View

11.11.13: MISSION BBQ Honors Vets on Veterans Day with Free Sandwiches—WJZ-TV View

11.11.13: MISSION BBQ Thanks All Vets on Veterans Day—WJZ-TV View 

11.11.13: Baltimore Restaurants Observe Veterans Day—The Baltimore Sun Read


New MISSION BBQ York, PA Location Opens

11.18.13: MISSION BBQ Opens First Restaurant Outside of Maryland—Baltimore Business Journal Read

11.15.13: New Location Opens in York, PA and Honors Wounded Warrior Project—WPMT-TV View

11.15.13: York, PA Location Sneak Peek for Wounded Warrior Project Charity Night—WGAL-TV View

11.15.13: MISSION BBQ's Second of Three Charity Events Helps York County Special Olympics—York Daily Record Read

11.7.13: New Restaurant to Open in York—York Dispatch Read

11.5.13: New MISSION BBQ in York, PA Hosts Several Charity Nights—Fox 43 Read

11.5.13: MISSION BBQ Dishes Out First Pennsylvania Location in York—York Daily Record Read


MISSION BBQ Welcomes Honor Flight Vets

10.24.13: Local Post, Restaurant Welcome Honor Flight Vets—Capital Gazette Read


New MISSION BBQ Canton Location Opens

11.11.13: MISSION BBQ Brings its Patriotic Barbecue to Canton—The Baltimore Sun Read

10.8.13: WBAL Discusses New Canton Crossing Shopping Center—WBAL-TV View

10.8.13: WJZ's Ron Matz on New Shopping Center & MISSION BBQ Canton Location—WJZ-TV View

10.8.13: The Shops at Canton Crossing Opens, MISSION BBQ Included—The Baltimore Sun Read

10.8.13: WJZ's Ron Matz Discusses New MISSION BBQ Location in Canton—WJZ-TV View

10.7.13: MISSION BBQ's New Canton Location Featured On WBAL's Consumer Alert—WBAL-TV View


MISSION BBQ Continues to Expand

3.2.14: MISSION BBQ to Open 10 Restaurants in 2014—The Washington Post Read

2.21.14: MISSION BBQ's Bill Kraus Lays Out a Massive Expansion Strategy—Baltimore Business Journal Read

11.01.13: Red, White and BBQ—Baltimore Magazine Read

8.18.13: MISSION BBQ's Steve Newton serves up Sunday Brunch—WBAL-TV View Burgers Segment or View Banana Puddin' Segment

7.15.13: MISSION BBQ's heads want to have more than 40 restaurants by 2018—The Baltimore Sun Read

7.10.13: MISSION BBQ expanding south—Baltimore Business Journal Read

7.1.13: In Good Taste: MISSION BBQ Continues To Expand—Baltimore Magazine Read

6.27.13: Customers embrace the all-American restaurant approach—Restaurant Hospitality Read

6.26.13: MISSION BBQ To Open 3 New Locations—Perry Hall Patch Read

6.26.13: MISSION BBQ Plans to Open 40 U.S. Locations—Baltimore Business Journal Read

6.26.13: MISSION BBQ expanding to Canton, Saint Mary's County & York, PA—The Baltimore Sun Read


Father's Day 2013

6.15.13: MISSION BBQ is giving away one FREE smoker at each of its locations!—Examiner Read

6.14.13: MISSION BBQ Celebrates Father's Day with the  Dad's Day Great Smoker Giveaway—The Baltimore Sun Read


Honor Our Heroes Lunch 2013

6.02.13: World War II Vets Honored At Lunch—WBAL 1090AM Read


Patriotic Lunch on WUSA-9

5.31.13: MISSION BBQ Serves Up A Patriotic Lunch. Bill Kraus and Steve Newton with JC Hayward—WUSA9, Washington DC. Read or View


Memorial Day 2013

5.31.13: MISSION BBQ Reminds Us What Memorial Day is Really About—Perry Hall Patch Read

5.26.13: Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, Power Players of the Week—Bill Kraus and Steve Newton. MISSION BBQ salutes our nation's heroes.—Fox News Sunday View

5.25.13: Owner Steve Newton serves up some food during Memorial Day Weekend—WJZ-TV View


Armed Forces Week 2013

5.18.13: Mission Accomplished: Perry Hall Restaurant Donates $20K to Military Charity—Perry Hall Patch Read

5.18.13: A Wrap-Up of MISSION BBQ's Lunch With The Heroes, where $20,000 were donated to the Wounded Warrior Project—WJZ-TV View

5.17.13: MISSION BBQ Hosts Lunch with the Heroes—Examiner Read

5.13.13: MISSION BBQ to Serve Our Nation’s Heroes Saturday, May 18 Read Press Release (PDF)

5.13.13 and 5.25.13: WJZ-TV Morning Edition Goes Live From MISSION BBQ. Reporter, Ron Matz visits MISSION BBQ to discuss their food and tribute to American Heroes.—WJZ-TV View or Read

5.13.13: In Studio Lunch and Lunch With The Heroes—WBFF Fox 45 Baltimore View


Veterans Day 2012

11.12.12: Glen Burnie restaurant celebrates veterans with free barbeque—ABC 2 News Read

11.12.12: Charm City Cakes joins with MISSION BBQ—Baltimore Magazine Read

11.12.12: Iwo Jima Cake, Made At Baltimore's Charm City Cakes, Presented At MISSION BBQ's Veterans Day Event—Huffington Post Read

11.12.12: Charm City Cakes & MISSION BBQ Honor Vets—WBFF Fox 45 Baltimore Read

11.12.12: Veterans Day With Parade—CBS 13 Baltimore Read

11.12.12: Charm City Cake's Iwo Jima cake for MISSION BBQ—The Baltimore Sun Read


Grand Opening

4.5.2011: A BBQ Place Like No Other—Baltimore Magazine Read

9.5.2011: Former Under Armour and Outback Steakhouse Executives Launch new Restaurant on September 11, 2011. Read Press Release (PDF)


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