Grand Openings
  • 2/17/20: MISSION BBQ Opens 4th Location in Ohio

    Mentor, OH Grand Opening on February 17
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    MISSION BBQ opened its 93rd location in Mentor, OH on Monday, February 17. This location is the fourth in Ohio for the restaurant known for its traditional American BBQ with a hefty side of patriotism. The event began at 12 noon with the singing of Our National Anthem performed live by a local Uniformed American Hero. The ribbon cutting ceremony followed immediately afterwards. 

    The Mentor opening is very personal and emotional for co-founder Steve Newton, born and raised in Columbus. He couldn’t be any prouder than to be bringing a fourth MISSION BBQ home to the Buckeye State. MISSION BBQ continues to expand throughout the eastern half of the United States with a targeted goal of 150 restaurants by the end of 2021.

    As is tradition with the opening of every MISSION BBQ, the Mentor location hosted charity nights throughout the week leading up to the Grand Opening with all sales donated to organizations chosen by local fire and police departments in the Mentor Community, as well as the USO of Northern Ohio.

     

    Firefighters Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only

    Raising $714 for the Lake County Blue Coats

    Police Officers Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only 

    Raising $1499 for the Lake County Blue Coats

    Military Appreciation Night - Open to the Public

    Friday, February 14: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Raising $3087 for the USO of Northern Ohio 

    MISSION BBQ is located at 7787 Reynolds Rd, Mentor, OH 44060

  • 1/27/20: MISSION BBQ Opens 16th Location in Maryland

    Germantown, MD Grand Opening on January 27

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    MISSION BBQ is opening its 92nd location in Germantown, MD on Monday, January 27. This location will be the 16th in Maryland for the restaurant known for its traditional American BBQ with a hefty side of patriotism.  The event began at 12 noon with the singing of Our National Anthem performed live by a local Uniformed American Hero. The ribbon cutting ceremony followed immediately afterwards. 

    For co-founders Bill Kraus and Steve Newton, the opening of another Maryland location brings the growth of MISSION BBQ full circle. “We remain proud and humble to serve yet another community in our home state,” states Kraus. “We never want to forget where we came from.” MISSION BBQ continues to expand throughout the eastern half of the United States with a targeted goal of 150 restaurants by the end of 2021.

    As is tradition with the opening of every MISSION BBQ, the Germantown location hosted charity nights throughout the week leading up to the Grand Opening with all sales donated to organizations chosen by local fire and police departments in the Germantown Community, as well as the USO of Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan. 

    Firefighters Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only 

    Raising $2414 for the Maryland Fire Chiefs Association. 

    Police Officers Friends and Family Night - Private Party – Invitation Only  

    Raising $3044 for the Montgomery County Police Foundation. 

    Military Appreciation Night - Open to the Public

    Friday, January 10: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Raising $5343 the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. 

    MISSION BBQ is located at 19800 Century Blvd., Suite 600, Germantown, MD 20874.

     

  • 1/13/20: MISSION BBQ Opens 4th Location in Indiana

    Merrillville, IN Grand Opening on January 13

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    MISSION BBQ opened its 91st location in Merrillville, IN on Monday, January 13. The event began at 12 noon with the singing of Our National Anthem performed live by a local Uniformed American Hero. The ribbon cutting ceremony followed immediately afterwards. 

    This location is the 4th in Indiana for the restaurant known for its traditional American BBQ with a hefty side of patriotism. For co-founders Bill Kraus and Steve Newton, the opening of another Indiana location brings the growth of MISSION BBQ full circle. The restaurants will continue to expand throughout the eastern half of the United States with a targeted goal of 150 restaurants by the end of 2021.

    As is tradition with the opening of every MISSION BBQ, the Merrillville location hosted charity nights throughout the week leading up to the Grand Opening with all sales donated to organizations chosen by local fire and police departments in the Merrillville Community, as well as the USO of Indiana.

      

    Firefighters Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only

    Raising $1486 for Supporting Heroes INC.

    Police Officers Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only 

    Raising $2809 for the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (NILEA)

    Military Appreciation Night - Open to the Public

    Friday, January 10: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Raising $3280 for the USO of Indiana

    MISSION BBQ is located at 2217 E 80th Ave, Suite A Merrillville, IN 46410.

      

  • 1/13/20: MISSION BBQ Opens 4th Location in Indiana

    Merrillville, IN Grand Opening on January 13

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    MISSION BBQ opened its 91st location in Merrillville, IN on Monday, January 13. The event began at 12 noon with the singing of Our National Anthem performed live by a local Uniformed American Hero. The ribbon cutting ceremony followed immediately afterwards. 

    This location is the 4th in Indiana for the restaurant known for its traditional American BBQ with a hefty side of patriotism. For co-founders Bill Kraus and Steve Newton, the opening of another Indiana location brings the growth of MISSION BBQ full circle. The restaurants will continue to expand throughout the eastern half of the United States with a targeted goal of 150 restaurants by the end of 2021.

    As is tradition with the opening of every MISSION BBQ, the Merrillville location hosted charity nights throughout the week leading up to the Grand Opening with all sales donated to organizations chosen by local fire and police departments in the Merrillville Community, as well as the USO of Indiana.

      

    Firefighters Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only

    Raising $1486 for Supporting Heroes INC.

    Police Officers Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only 

    Raising $2809 for the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (NILEA)

    Military Appreciation Night - Open to the Public

    Friday, January 10: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Raising $3280 for the USO of Indiana

    MISSION BBQ is located at 2217 E 80th Ave, Suite A Merrillville, IN 46410.

      

  • 1/13/20: MISSION BBQ Opens 3rd Location in Indiana

    Fort Wayne, IN Grand Opening on January 13

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    MISSION BBQ opened its 90th location in Fort Wayne, IN on Monday, January 13. The event began at 12 noon with the singing of Our National Anthem performed live by a local Uniformed American Hero. The ribbon cutting ceremony followed immediately afterwards. 

    This location is the 3rd in Indiana for the restaurant known for its traditional American BBQ with a hefty side of patriotism. For co-founders Bill Kraus and Steve Newton, the opening of another Indiana location brings the growth of MISSION BBQ full circle. The restaurants will continue to expand throughout the eastern half of the United States with a targeted goal of 150 restaurants by the end of 2021.

    As is tradition with the opening of every MISSION BBQ, the Fort Wayne location hosted charity nights throughout the week leading up to the Grand Opening with all sales donated to organizations chosen by local fire and police departments in the Fort Wayne Community, as well as the USO of Indiana.

    Firefighters Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only

    Raising $2273 for the Great Lakes Burn Camp

    Police Officers Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only 

    Raising $1811 for the “Leaving a Living Legacy” Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 14

    Military Appreciation Night - Open to the Public

    Friday, January 10: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Raising $3241 for the USO of Indiana

    MISSION BBQ is located at 407 W Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46805.

  • 12/16/19: MISSION BBQ Opens 19th Location in Virginia

    Herndon, VA Grand Opening on December 16 

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    MISSION BBQ opened its 89th location in Herndon, VA on Monday, December 16. The event began at 12 noon with the singing of Our National Anthem performed live by a local Uniformed American Hero. The ribbon cutting ceremony followed immediately afterwards. 

    This location is the 19th in Virginia for the restaurant known for its traditional American BBQ with a hefty side of patriotism. For co-founders Bill Kraus and Steve Newton, the opening of another Virginia location brings the growth of MISSION BBQ full circle. The restaurants will continue to expand throughout the eastern half of the United States with current plans to end 2019 with over 90 units of operation. 

    As is tradition with the opening of every MISSION BBQ, the Herndon location hosted charity nights throughout the week leading up to the Grand Opening with all sales donated to organizations chosen by local fire and police departments in the Herndon Community, as well as the USO of Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan. 

    Firefighters Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only

    Raising $880 for the Fairfax County FiRST

    Police Officers Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only 

    Raising $1505 for Paws of Honor

    Military Appreciation Night - Open to the Public

    Friday, December 13: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Raising $5073 for the USO of Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan

    MISSION BBQ is located at 2403 Centreville Road, Bldg. B, Herndon, VA 20171.

  • 12/16/19: MISSION BBQ Opens 18th Location in Virginia

    Midlothian, VA Grand Opening on December 16 

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    MISSION BBQ opened its 88th location in Midlothian, VA on Monday, December 16. The event began at 12 noon with the singing of Our National Anthem performed live by a local Uniformed American Hero. The ribbon cutting ceremony followed immediately afterwards. 

    This location is the 18th in Virginia and the second location in Midlothian for the restaurant known for its traditional American BBQ with a hefty side of patriotism. For co-founders Bill Kraus and Steve Newton, the opening of another Virginia location brings the growth of MISSION BBQ full circle. The restaurants will continue to expand throughout the eastern half of the United States with current plans to end 2019 with over 90 units of operation. 

    As is tradition with the opening of every MISSION BBQ, the Midlothian location hosted charity nights throughout the week leading up to the Grand Opening with all sales donated to organizations chosen by local fire and police departments in the Midlothian Community, as well as the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. 

     

    Firefighters Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only

    Raising $3494 for the Chesterfield Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation

    Police Officers Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only 

    Raising $2796 for the Chesterfield County Police Foundation

    Military Appreciation Night - Open to the Public

    Friday, December 13: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Raising $3151 for the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia

    MISSION BBQ is located at 13439 Hull Street, Midlothian, VA 23112

  • 12/9/19: MISSION BBQ Opens 12th Location in Pennsylvania

    MISSION BBQ in Wilkes Barre, PA Grand Opening on December 9

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    MISSION BBQ opened its 87th location in Wilkes Barre, PA on Monday, December 9. The event began at 12 noon with the singing of Our National Anthem performed live by a local Uniformed American Hero. The ribbon cutting ceremony followed immediately afterwards. 

    This location is the 12th in Pennsylvania for the restaurant known for its traditional American BBQ with a hefty side of patriotism. For co-founders Bill Kraus and Steve Newton, the opening of another Pennsylvania location brings the growth of MISSION BBQ full circle. The restaurants will continue to expand throughout the eastern half of the United States with current plans to end 2019 with over 90 units of operation. 

    As is tradition with the opening of every MISSION BBQ, the Wilkes Barre location hosted charity nights throughout the week leading up to the Grand Opening with all sales donated to organizations chosen by local fire and police departments in the Wilkes Barre Community, as well as the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. 

    Firefighters Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only

    Raising $2818 for the Foundation 58

    Police Officers Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only 

    Raising $1434 for the K-9 Unit/ Dog of Wilkes Barre Township Police

    Military Appreciation Night - Open to the Public

    Friday, December 6: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Raising $2568 for the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey

     

    MISSION BBQ is located at 271 Mundy Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

  • 11/18/19: MISSION BBQ Opens 11th Location in Pennsylvania

    MISSION BBQ in Springfield, PA Grand Opening on November 18

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    MISSION BBQ opened its 86th location in Springfield, PA on Monday, November 18. The event began at 12 noon with the singing of Our National Anthem performed live by a local Uniformed American Hero. The ribbon cutting ceremony followed immediately afterwards. 

    This location is the 11th in Pennsylvania for the restaurant known for its traditional American BBQ with a hefty side of patriotism. For co-founders Bill Kraus and Steve Newton, the opening of another Pennsylvania location brings the growth of MISSION BBQ full circle. The restaurants will continue to expand throughout the eastern half of the United States with current plans to end 2019 with over 90 units of operation. 

    As is tradition with the opening of every MISSION BBQ, the Springfield location hosted charity nights throughout the week leading up to the Grand Opening with all sales donated to organizations chosen by local fire and police departments in the Springfield Community, as well as the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. 

     

    Firefighters Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only

    Raising $1717 for the Delco Fallen Firefighter and EMS Memorial.

    Police Officers Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only 

    Raising $836 for the Delaware County Hero Scholarship Program.

    Military Appreciation Night - Open to the Public

    Friday, November 15: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Raising $2657 for the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.

     

    MISSION BBQ is located at 1130 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064

  • 11/11/19: MISSION BBQ Opens 17th Location in Virginia

    Norfolk, VA Grand Opening on Veterans Day

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     MISSION BBQ opened its 85th location in Norfolk, VA on Monday November 8. The event began at 12 noon with the singing of Our National Anthem performed live by a local Uniformed American Hero. The ribbon cutting ceremony followed immediately afterwards. Additionally, the Norfolk location will celebrate Veterans Day with Free Sandwiches to all Veterans. 

    This location is the 17th in Virginia for the restaurant known for its traditional American BBQ with a hefty side of patriotism. For co-founders Bill Kraus and Steve Newton, the opening of another Virginia location brings the growth of MISSION BBQ full circle. The restaurants will continue to expand throughout the eastern half of the United States with current plans to end 2019 with over 90 units of operation. 

    As is tradition with the opening of every MISSION BBQ, the Norfolk location hosted charity nights throughout the week leading up to the Grand Opening with all sales donated to organizations chosen by local fire and police departments in the Norfolk Community, as well as the Navy SEAL Foundation.

    Firefighters Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only

    Raising $846 for Vigilant Watch.

    Police Officers Friends and Family Night - Private Party - Invitation Only 

    Raising $2375 for the Norfolk Police Foundation.

    Military Appreciation Night - Open to the Public

    Friday, November 8: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Raising $2348 for the Navy SEAL Foundation.

    MISSION BBQ is located at 1511 Premium Outlets Blvd, Norfolk, VA  23502.

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