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Perry Hall Mission BBQ Opening November

The Perry Hall location will be followed by 10 more restaurants across the region.

You can almost smell the smokey barbecue.

Sometime between Nov. 11 and Nov. 18, Mission BBQ will open its second location at the Festival at Perry Hall Shopping Center along Joppa Road, according to manager Ugaunda Prukopova. The space had been vacant since Blockbuster closed last year. 

But this is just the first of several new planned locations. Ten more are expected to open across the region within the next 18 months, Prukopova said.

"We're in expansion mode," she said.

The first Mission BBQ opened in Glen Burnie on Sept. 11, 2011—the 10th anniversary of 9/11—and kicked off a week of charitable events for the Wounded Warrior Project and the USO. It was founded by former Under Armour executive Bill Kraus and former Outback Steakhouse executive Steve Newton.

Gaining immediate popularity, Baltimore Magazine named it the best barbecue in Baltimore last month. The menu features 27 items and all of the meats are dry rubbed and smoked daily, according to kitchen manager Mark Hutchins.

The Perry Hall location is currently hiring about 45 positions, ranging from line cooks to a marketing coordinator. Those interested may visit a trailer in the shopping center's parking lot, next to Weis Markets.

The grand opening is expected to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, as well as other local causes. Further details are expected to be released in the coming weeks.

"We want to make sure it's community based," Prukopova said.

Are you looking forward to the new restaurant? Share your review of the Glen Burnie location in the comments.

Steve Piunti October 04, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Love that place!!
Marcy Sortino October 04, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Awesome food. Can't wait for the Perry Hall location to open!
Tim October 04, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Now here's something I'm actually looking forward to seeing open. Especially since Famous Dave's seems to have recently screwed around with their food recipes lately.
Gomer Pyle October 04, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Can't wait to give them a try.
Neal Baker October 04, 2012 at 08:02 PM
I was really hoping for a CVS, Rite Aid or Walgreens to open. Do you know how far I go to get to a pharacy in this town?
Parkvillehoney October 04, 2012 at 11:26 PM
I love that Mission BBQ asks everyone at 12N daily to honor the flag thru the national anthem. They do awesome work to support our veterans. It will be a toss up between Andy Nelson and Mission.
Evets October 04, 2012 at 11:32 PM
I was really hoping for a bank in there. Do you know how far I go to get to a bank in this town?
PerryHallParent October 05, 2012 at 10:25 AM
I was really hoping for a Dunkin' Donuts or Starbucks. Do you know how far I have to go to get coffee or donuts in this town?
PerryHallParent October 05, 2012 at 10:26 AM
In all seriousness, I'm thrilled that a Mission BBQ is opening. I can't wait to support a good cause like this!
Kathy October 05, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Cannot wait! I work in Glen Burnie and have enjoyed their food tremendously. Now I'll get to enjoy it closer to home!
Patricia Single October 05, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Can't wait to try it!
Alan W. October 06, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Love it that it's not another chain restaurant opening up. Urban Spoon gives these guys a very high favorable percentage rating. I love good BBQ!
Terri Smith November 18, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Today is November 18th...and we were just there. No open. :(
Rick November 30, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I have heard all good things about the food there. Can't wait to try it!

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