Giving Back
  • 7/18/20: USO, Inc. Check Presentation

    MISSION BBQ donates approximately $1.1 Million to USO, Inc.

    Columbia, MD: MISSION BBQ co-founders, Bill Kraus and Steve Newton presented a donation of $1,075,952 to the United Service Organizations (USO) today on FOX & Friends.  This donation was made possible by the generous support of customers who purchased an American Heroes Cup in 2019. The check was presented to Lisa Marie Riggins, Vice President of Operations for USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. Available at 70 restaurant locations, $2 from the purchase of an American Heroes Cup was donated to the USO. 

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    The partnership between the USO and MISSION BBQ began in March 2016. The donation will contribute to a total of more than $3.6 million for the non-profit organization. “It’s our honor and privilege to serve and support such a renowned and giving organization like the USO. Whose volunteers, programs, and entertainers have supported American Heroes around the world for the last 79 years,” said Steve Newton, Co-Founder of MISSION BBQ.

  • 7/18/20: Semper Fi & America's Fund Check Presentation

    MISSION BBQ donates $47,418 to Semper Fi & America’s Fund

    Semper Fi Check 2020

    Woodbridge, VA: On Saturday, July 18, MISSION BBQ will present a donation of $47,418 to Semper Fi & America’s Fund. This donation was made possible by the generous support of their customers when they purchased an American Heroes Cup during 2019. Available at the Jacksonville, NC, Stafford, VA and Woodbridge, VA locations, $2 from the purchase of an American Heroes Cup contributed to the Semper Fi & America’s Fund. Brandon Jordan, General Manager at the Woodbridge MISSION BBQ will be presenting the check to Semper Fi & America’s Fund representative Laura Castellvi, Director, Community Outreach.

    The partnership between the Semper Fi & America’s Fund and MISSION BBQ began in March 2016 and this year’s donation will contribute to a total of over $205,000 for the veteran assistance organization. Co-founders Bill Kraus and Steve Newton could not be prouder to support the national military charity. “It’s our honor and privilege to Serve and Support such a respected and giving organization like the Semper Fi & America’s Fund. Their volunteers, programs, and dedicated efforts have tirelessly supported America’s Heroes,” said Steve Newton.

    “MISSION BBQ’S heart, soul, and passion for our Veterans deeply touches all of us at The Semper Fi & America’s Fund. We are blessed to have them with us on our journey to care for those who have sacrificed so much in the service of our Nation. Together, we are accomplishing great things for our wounded, ill, and injured service members from all branches of the armed forces—we cannot wait to see what comes next. Thank you, MISSION BBQ!” said Karen Guenther, President, CEO and Founder of Semper Fi & America’s Fund.

    About MISSION BBQ: 

    MISSION BBQ opened its doors for business on September 11, 2011, 10 years after the world changed. We believe there is nothing more American than BBQ. And nobody more American than the brave men and women who have sworn to protect and serve Our Communities and Our Country. We do what we do for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, and first responders—all our loved ones in service. We set across this great land from Texas to Kansas City, the Carolinas to St. Louis...to discover the secrets of great BBQ. Every day we strive to serve you authentic BBQ made from the freshest, most delectable ingredients, and serve it to you in a patriotic dining room filled with tributes to those who’ve made Our Country great, given to us by the people who earned them. Stop by at 12 noon as we sing Our National Anthem. Everyday.

    For more information about MISSION BBQ: mission-bbq.com

    About THE SEMPER & AMERICA’S FI FUND:
    The Semper Fi & America’s Fund provides urgently needed resources and lifetime support for combat-wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Case Managers from the Fund work one-on-one with service members and veterans to understand and support their individual needs right now and throughout their lifetimes. The Fund keeps its overhead extremely low in order to have the greatest impact on the lives of service members and veterans and has been awarded the highest ratings from watchdog groups: A+ from CharityWatch (one of only two veteran nonprofits to receive this rating last year), nine consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator (an achievement attained by only 3% of rated charities) and the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. 

    Learn more at TheFund.Org

  • 6/22/20: MISSION BBQ partners with Honor Flight Network

    Includes the release of a new American Heroes Cup

    June 22, 2020, Baltimore, MD: MISSION BBQ announced today that it will partner with Honor Flight Network through the sales of the restaurant's iconic American Heroes Cups. Beginning June 22, MISSION BBQ customers can purchase a seasonal grey American Heroes beverage cup at any MISSION BBQ location.

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    The American Heroes Cup retails at $3.99 per cup, and MISSION BBQ will donate $2 from each cup directly to Honor Flight Network. Customers are also invited to bring back their American Heroes cup on return visits to the restaurant and pay $0.99 for a beverage. The Honor Flight American Heroes cup sales will last through August 10, 2020. 

    To date, MISSION BBQ and their loyal customers have donated over $10 million to local charities in the communities in which they serve since their inception in 2011. MISSION BBQ estimates customers will donate more than $100,000 to Honor Flight Network. The actual donation amount will be shared following the donation period. "I am always amazed and deeply touched at the generosity of our customers who purchase the American Hero cups," said Steve Newton, co- founder of MISSION BBQ. "It is not uncommon for our regular customers to purchase multiple American Heroes cups because they know they are giving back to our service men and women." 

    "Every day we strive to celebrate what makes our country great and to honor those who gave their lives for us," said Bill Kraus, co-founder of MISSION BBQ. "We are truly privileged to be partnering with Honor Flight Network, an organization that shares a very similar mission and values as our own." 

  • 5/16/20: Special Operations Warrior Foundation Check Presentation

    MISSION BBQ donates $209,064 to Special Operations Warrior Foundation

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    Brandon, FL: On Saturday, May 16, MISSION BBQ will present a donation of $209,064 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. This donation was made possible by the generous support of their Customers every time they purchased an American Heroes Cup during 2018. Available at 14 locations throughout Florida, $2 from the purchase of an American Heroes Cup contributed to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. MISSION BBQ co-founder Bill Kraus will be presenting the check to President and CEO, Major General Clay Hutmacher, USA, retired at the Brandon location.

    The partnership between Special Operations Warrior Foundation and MISSION BBQ began in December 2015 and this year’s donation will contribute to a total of over $812,000 for the foundation. Co-founders Bill Kraus and Steve Newton could not be prouder to support the national military charity. “The Mission of MISSION BBQ is to Serve, Honor and Thank our American Heroes. In Serving, we give back and are Proud to do our part for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation,” said Bill Kraus.

    MISSION BBQ invites the community to celebrate at the Brandon location: 1504 W Brandon Blvd. Brandon, FL 33511. The check presentation starts at noon with a live singing of the National Anthem. 

    About MISSION BBQ: 

    MISSION BBQ opened its doors for business on September 11, 2011, 10 years after the world changed. We believe there is nothing more American than BBQ. And nobody more American than the brave men and women who have sworn to protect and serve Our Communities and Our Country. We do what we do for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, and first responders—all our loved ones in service. We set across this great land from Texas to Kansas City, the Carolinas to St. Louis...to discover the secrets of great BBQ. Every day we strive to serve you authentic BBQ made from the freshest, most delectable ingredients, and serve it to you in a patriotic dining room filled with tributes to those who’ve made Our Country great, given to us by the people who earned them. Stop by at 12 noon as we sing Our National Anthem. Everyday. For more information about MISSION BBQ: http://mission-bbq.com/

    About Special Operations Warrior Foundation: 

    Special Operations Warrior Foundation was started in 1980 with a battlefield promise to provide college educations for the 17 children left behind by the eight men killed during the daring attempt to rescue the American hostages being held in Iran. Today, Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary education, as well as tutoring and educational counseling, to all children of special operations service members who lose their lives in the line of duty. SOWF also provides immediate financial assistance to all severely wounded and hospitalized special operations service members. For more information about Special Operations Warrior Foundation: www.specialops.org.

  • 5/16/20: Wounded Warrior Project Check Presentation

    MISSION BBQ donates $25,504 to Wounded Warrior Project

    Jacksonville, FL: On Saturday, May 16, MISSION BBQ presented a donation of $25,504 to Wounded Warrior Project®(WWP). This donation was made possible by the generous support of their Customers when they purchased an American Heroes Cup during the 2019-2020 period. Available at the Orange Park and St. John’s Town Center locations, $2 from the purchase of an American Heroes Cup contributed to WWP. The check will be presented to Jessie Carzoli and Andrew Coughlan of WWP.

     

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    The partnership between WWP and MISSION BBQ began in 2011. MISSION BBQ was able to donate $31,022 in 2019, which was made possible by the generosity of their Customers. “The Mission of MISSION BBQ is to Serve, Honor and Thank our American Heroes. In Serving, we give back and are Proud to do our part for Wounded Warrior Project,” said Bill Kraus and Steve Newton, co-founders of MISSION BBQ.

    Through their support at the community level, MISSION BBQ is directly supporting WWP programs and services in mental and physical health and wellness, employment and education assistance, and many other services, all of which are free of charge to warriors.

    “The generous support from MISSION BBQ and their customers is empowering warriors and their families, including through virtual programs and services during the coronavirus pandemic,” said WWP Chief Development Officer Gary Corless. “We can’t thank MISSION BBQ enough for continuing to honor injured veterans and their families.”

  • 5/16/20: Navy SEAL Foundation Check Presentation

    MISSION BBQ donates $69,210 to Navy SEAL Foundation

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    Virginia Beach, VA: On Saturday, May 16, MISSION BBQ presented a donation of $69,210 to the Navy SEAL Foundation, the Virginia Beach-based national non-profit that serves the Naval Special Warfare community and its families. This donation was made possible by the generous support of their customers through the purchase of American Heroes Cups during the 2019 - 2020 period. Available at 5 MISSION BBQ locations in the Hampton Roads area, $2 from the purchase of an American Heroes Cup is donated to the Navy SEAL Foundation. Phil Boyer, Regional Director of Operations with MISSION BBQ will be presenting the check to Sara Berry, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Foundation. 

    The collaboration between MISSION BBQ and the Navy SEAL Foundation began in March 2016 and this year’s donation will contribute to a total of over $270,000 for the non-profit organization. Co-founders Bill Kraus and Steve Newton could not be prouder to support the national military charity. “It’s our honor and privilege to Serve and Support such a respected and giving organization like the Navy SEAL Foundation. Their volunteers, programs, and dedicated efforts have tirelessly supported America’s Heroes,” said Steve Newton.

    “Every time I visit a MISSION BBQ location, I find myself inspired,” said Berry. “This company’s leaders, its employees and patrons are some of the most kind-hearted and  generous people I’ve ever met. They consistently look for ways to give back to those in need and that makes them our heroes. Thank you to each and every person who stopped by a Hampton Roads MISSION BBQ location and purchased an American Heroes Cup. On behalf of those we serve, thank you to Phil and to founders Bill and Steve, for the incredible support. NSF is honored to be your partner and we look forward to a time when we can all celebrate together again.” 

  • 3/4/20: THANKS FOR WHAT YOU DO!

    Hometown Heroes Cup sales raise $462,778 for Local Police and Fire Charities

    Our Customers' generous support of the Hometown Heroes Cup program makes this donation to local Police & Fire charities possible! You’ve made a difference in the lives of those who Protect, Serve & Save in your Community. Thank you!

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    American Heroes Cups are available year-round, retailing at $3.99 with $2 of every cup purchase donated to a charity supporting national military charities and local first-responders. Customers are encouraged to bring back their American Heroes Cup on return visits to the restaurant and receive $.99 refills. 

  • 2/4/20: Wreath Across America Check Presentation

    MISSION BBQ announced the donation of $350,420 to Wreaths Across America (WAA).

    This contribution was made possible thanks to the generosity of Our Customers and their support of the American Heroes Cups. The donation will help to sponsor over 23,000 veterans’ wreaths to remember our fallen U.S. service members during the 2020 holiday season. 

    Wreaths Across America is best known for its annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, their mission is to Remember our fallen U.S. veterans, Honor those who serve and Teach the next generation the value of freedom. In addition to Arlington National Cemetery, Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 2,100 locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. 

    “The team at MISSION BBQ demonstrate how everyone can play a part in the communities where they live and work. They are providing jobs, a gathering place for stories to be told, and good food to be eaten all across this country, all while helping to give back locally,” said Karen Worcester, Executive Director, Wreaths Across America. “This mindset aligns perfectly with the Wreaths Across America mission to Remember, Honor and Teach, and we are so proud to have them as a partner in supporting it.” 

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    “We wouldn’t have the freedoms we have today if it wasn’t for our nation’s veterans who stepped up for us time and time again,” said Kraus and Steve Newton, founders of MISSION BBQ. “We are humbled by the wonderful support of our customers and all the good that will be done for our so deserving American Heroes in remembering their lives, their service and their sacrifices.” 

    American Heroes Cups are available year-round, retailing at $3.99 with $2 of every cup purchase donated to a charity supporting national military charities and local first-responders. Customers are encouraged to bring back their American Heroes Cup on return visits to the restaurant and receive $.99 refills. 

  • 1/7/20: Buy a Card, Help a Hero

    MISSION BBQ donates $70,257 to local National Guard

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    Thanks to Our Customers and their the generous support of our holiday gift card program, MISSION BBQwill donate $70,257.  For each card purchased between November 29, 2019 and December 21, 2019, 10% of the sale was donated to the local National Guard in 16 different states.  We are humbled by your continued support.

  • 9-11: NEVER FORGET - Hometown Hero Cups

    MISSION BBQ Supports Local Charities with 9-11: NEVER FORGET Hometown Heroes Cup

    MISSION BBQ is paying tribute to Firefighters, Police and First Responders with their limited edition...

    9 11 HTH Cup

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