MISSION BBQ, a fast casual restaurant known for its traditional American BBQ and dedication to honoring our service men and women, today opens its third and largest location in California, MD. Now Southern Marylanders can enjoy MISSION BBQ favorites that Baltimore natives have been raving about. Keeping with its mission to serve those who serve our country, the new restaurant is conveniently located just minutes away from the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Base.
With two current locations in Glen Burnie and Perry Hall, MD and plans to expand across the Mid-Atlantic region, owners Bill Kraus and Steve Newton are thrilled to bring their BBQ concept with a side of patriotism to Southern Maryland.
“We felt California was the perfect location for our third restaurant,” says co-owner Bill Kraus. “With such close proximity to the Naval Air Station Patuxent River base, not only do we have the opportunity to serve some delicious BBQ, but we also have the opportunity to support, thank and honor so many folks in this community.”
A few MISSION BBQ menu items include Texas Inspired Beef Brisket; Jalapeño and Cheese Sausage; and the bestselling North Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich topped high with Cool Slaw, accompanied by an array of homemade secret sauces. Favorite made-from-scratch side servings include Maggie’s Mac-N-Cheese; Baked Beans & Brisket; and Green Beans & Bacon. Desserts include a traditional Southern favorite, Banana Puddin’, as well as assortment of homemade seasonal sweets.
As is tradition with the opening of every MISSION BBQ, the new location hosted charity nights throughout the week leading up to the grand opening, with proceeds going to local police and fire departments in California, MD as well as the Wounded Warrior Project. Looking ahead, MISSION BBQ will open its first Baltimore City location in Canton, MD in October, and its first location outside of Maryland in York, PA during the holiday season of 2013. MISSION BBQ plans to expand throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region with a targeted goal of opening 40 restaurants nationwide by 2018.
MISSION BBQ California, MD is located in the San Souci Plaza at 22599 MacArthur Blvd., California, MD 20619. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; and 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, please call 301-880-0857 or visit http://mission-bbq.com
See my mini review of the Perry Hall location