One of the reasons I love Country music, its community, and its artists so much is because of the American pride that shows throughout it.  Country music lovers are loyal, and that loyalty stretches beyond the music to their love of country, family, and faith. The sense of patriotism that unites us all is also one of the reasons I'm pretty sure you will LOVE this new restaurant that is rumored to be opening in Rockford this Spring.

What Is Mission BBQ?

Mission BBQ has restaurant locations all over the nation, 5 already in Illinois, and soon Rockford will be added to their list. Yes, people rave about Mission BBQ's food, but what I think makes them so special is their devotion to "proudly serve those that serve".

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Mission BBQ's Story

According to Mission BBQ's website;

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.

We strive every day to remind ourselves what makes Our Country great—its heroes.

It started with two best friends patriotic for Our Country, passionate about BBQ and who believe in running a business with meaning and purpose.

We believe there is nothing more American than BBQ. And nobody more American than the brave men and women who have sworn to protect and serve Our Communities and Our Country. We do what we do for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, first responders—all our loved ones in service.

Here's what Mission BBQ does every day at Noon...

Doesn't that look and sound like a group of people you want to share a meal with?!?

When is Mission BBQ Opening in Rockford?

Although details about Mission BBQ's exact location and opening date have yet to be revealed, I can tell you with good authority the company is aiming to open in April 2022 at a location across the street from Applebee's on East State Street.

A friend of mine is currently undergoing the extensive recruitment process to work at Mission BBQ Rockford, and he has nothing but fabulous things to say about the company and the people that work there. If you need further proof Mission BBQ is coming to Rockford soon, check out this list of positions they are currently hiring for.

I'll keep hunting for more details about Mission BBQ's Rockford location, but until then, feast your eyes on this menu...YUM!

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