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MISSION BBQ Opens 12th Location in Pennsylvania

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

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

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