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MISSION BBQ plans to honor American heroes on 9-11 by raising $50,000

MISSION BBQ is now offering their 9-11 NEVER FORGET American Heroes Cups in remembrance of all the victims and brave men and women who sacrificed their lives on September 11, 2001. For the next month, $2.00 from each $3.99 cup sold will be donated to local police and fire charities in the communities of each MISSION BBQ restaurant throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina. With ten locations open by September 11, 2014, the restaurant known for its traditional American BBQ with a hefty side of patriotism plans to raise more than $50,000.

On Thursday, September 11, MISSION BBQ will also honor all law enforcement, firefighters and EMS with free turkey, pork and brisket sandwiches all day at each of its restaurants. Additionally, a local first responder will perform a live rendition of the National Anthem at Noon at all locations.

“We will never forget that tragic day in history that changed the world as we knew it,” said MISSON BBQ co-founder Bill Kraus. “This is our opportunity to honor and remember the brave men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty.”

Keeping with its mission to “Proudly Serve Those Who Serve,” MISSION BBQ has a targeted goal of opening 40 restaurants throughout the East Coast by 2018. MISSION BBQ currently has restaurants in four states, including Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina.

MISSION BBQ first opened its doors on September 11, 2011, on the tenth anniversary of the day that changed the world forever. Owners Bill Kraus and Steve Newton opened the restaurant with a mission to give back to local community and American Heroes, who protect, serve and save.

They traveled across the country, from Texas to Kansas City, to the Carolinas and St. Louis to master America’s greatest contribution to culinary arts: BBQ! A few favorite menu items include Bay-B-Back Ribs; North Carolina Pulled Pork; and Jalapeno and Cheese Sausage. Each MISSION BBQ location supports and donates proceeds to numerous military charities including the Wounded Warrior Project, USO, Toys for Tots and the Honor Flight Network, as well as the many local police, fire and first responder charities in each of their communities.

Every day, at exactly 12 noon, the entire restaurant halts to honor our country by saluting the flag, standing at attention and singing our National Anthem. MISSION BBQ offers customized catering for parties of all sizes, small and large, and has an authentic deuce and half military truck outfitted with a fully operational smoker that can roll in and feed your army.

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