Why Is It Called Mission BBQ?

Nine years ago, friends Bill Kraus and Steve Newton came up with their “mission”— to honor America’s military, police officers, firefighters and first responders —and then developed a menu to carry out that plan through a fast-casual concept, Mission BBQ.

What is the history of Mission BBQ?

Mission BBQ is an American barbecue restaurant chain based in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Bill Kraus and Steve Newton opened the first location on September 11, 2011, as a way to support military, police, firefighters, and first responders.

Who started mission barbecue?

MISSION BBQ opened its doors for business on September 11, 2011 and is now in nine states and still growing rapidly. It was founded by former Under Armour executive Bill Kraus and former Outback Steakhouse executive Steve “Newt” Newton.

Is Mission BBQ owned by veterans?

Mission BBQ and have since expanded to 50 locations in eleven states. While Kraus and Newton are not veterans themselves , Kraus’ father, Al, and grandfather, Frank Shinners, served. Kraus’ son Alex is graduating from the USNA and his other son, Andrew, is in the Army.

Does Mission BBQ support the military?

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, Mission BBQ is Honoring The Military Community With Military Appreciation Days Offering A Free Sandwich ! Mission BBQ is celebrating our Military Heroes for a whole week, leading up to Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15th.

What does Mission BBQ do for veterans?

It’s more than 1 day of honor—MISSION BBQ is celebrating for a whole week. 5 days of appreciation for each branch of the military followed by a special lunch on Armed Forces Day. Monday–Friday, all active duty service members and Veterans can enjoy a FREE SANDWICH from any location on their designated day.

What is Mission BBQ NC?

Signature dish: The NC pulled pork sandwich had airy — almost fluffy — pulled pork topped with a crisp yet slightly sweet coleslaw and served on a light, toasty roll.

Are Mission BBQ ribs beef or pork?

Beef Ribs ! The beef ribs are pretty good! I’ve had them a few times now.

Is Mission BBQ in Arizona?

BBQ Mission is in Phoenix, Arizona We are so thankful for the many hands we had pitching in to help grill up and serve up….

Does Mission BBQ give police discounts?

While we do not offer individual discounts, we do give back to our local Military, Fire, Police, and EMS in Our Community We do also give back to larger organizations such as the USO, Special Operations Warrior foundation, Wounded Warrior Projects, and others.

How does Mission BBQ smoke their meat?

Those smokers are in operation 24 hours a day, loaded with a variety of meats that are smoked with white oak wood for up to 16 hours, depending on the type. “Everything is dry-rubbed so it’s a Texas-inspired barbecue,” said Lee Blackwell, director of operations for the Glen Bernie, Md.

Is Chick Fil A doing anything for Veterans Day?

Veteran’s Day Discount Last Veteran’s Day, Chick-fil-A offers a free chicken sandwich for all active-duty personnel and veterans The sandwich was offered from 10:30 a.m. until closing with military ID.

How long has Mission BBQ been in business?

MISSION BBQ opened its doors for business on September 11, 2011 Ten years after our world changed forever, in some small way we wanted to change it back. As the founders of MISSION BBQ, we strive every day to remind everyone what makes Our Country great—its heroes.

How many pounds of pork do you need for pulled pork?

For pulled pork, the standard rule of thumb is one-third to one-half pound of meat per person When cooked and shredded, a bone-in pork shoulder will lose around 40 percent of its weight. For example, a raw 10-pound pork shoulder (or two 5-pounders) will yield about 6 pounds of finished meat, serving 12 to 18 people.

Who are the owners of Mission BBQ?

Here are what co-founders Steve Newton and Bill Kraus said about Mission BBQ’s growth: Mission BBQ’s revenue rose a rather impressive 40% in 2018.