BBQ Mission: Internal smokers have names
At each BBQ Mission there are two smokers and each is named after someone special
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BBQ Mission plans to open his Henriette location – the restaurant chain’s first in upstate New York – at noon on Mondays, September 20, according to a spokesperson for the company.
It will operate from a former Chili’s at 100 Marketplace Drive. A gut renovation of the space, next to Chick-fil-A near Jefferson Road, began earlier this year.
Based in suburban Baltimore, Mission BBQ is owned by Bill Kraus and Steve Newton, who describe themselves on their company website as patriotic and passionate about barbecue and “running a business with meaning and purpose.”
Their first location opened in Glen Burnie, Maryland, on the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and since then the company has more than 90 restaurants in 16 states; New York will be on the 17th when the Henrietta restaurant opens.
The dining rooms are filled with patriotic memorabilia and every day at noon, workers take a break while the national anthem is played. A Mission BBQ branded military style vehicle with American flags and a smoker can now be found in the parking lot at the Henrietta location.
Menu items include breast, pulled pork, pulled chicken, turkey, sausage, salmon, and ribs. Accompaniments include macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, fries and a potato salad.
At Henrietta, scheduled hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, according to information provided by the company to the city.
The channel donates a portion of the sales to organizations such as the USO, Honor Flight Network and Concerns of Police Survivors, which serve survivors of police officers killed in the line of duty.
The food is freshly prepared every day; the company says it does not use freezers or microwaves.
BBQ mission to share space with Tropical Smoothie Café, Crumbl Cookies
Mission BBQ will share its Henrietta address with two other food companies: Tropical smoothie coffee and Crumbled cookies.
Tropical Smoothie Café serves an extensive menu of smoothies – in varieties ranging from Sunrise Sunset (strawberries, pineapple, mango and orange juice) to Peanut Butter Cup (peanut butter, banana and chocolate) to Detox Island Green (spinach, cabbage curly, mango, pineapple), banana and ginger). He also sells sandwiches, salads, bowls and quesadillas.
The Atlanta-headquartered company hasn’t announced an opening date for its restaurant Henrietta. There are over 850 Tropical Smoothie Café locations nationwide, and most in New York City are on Long Island, but two have recently opened in the Buffalo area.
Crumbl Cookies offers gourmet cookies to go, curbside pickup and delivery with a menu of four flavors that change weekly. (The current options are Cake Dough, Sea Salt Caramel, Peach Cobbler, and Chocolate Cake, for example.) Two varieties of cookies are still available: milk chocolate chips and a sugar cookie. refrigerated. Crumbl Cookies also serves ice cream.
Founded in 2017 in Logan, Utah, the chain has more than 110 branches nationwide. The operators of the Henrietta store are provisionally considering an opening in mid-September.
In April, the Buffalo WGRZ television channel announced that Crumbl Cookies would be opening its first New York state store in Amherst, but has yet to do so, according to the company’s website.
Marketplace receives two new retailers
Across Jefferson Road, Market place bECOMES two new retailers: Buff city soap will open a store in the spring 2022, said a spokesperson for the company. The location is a former Hickory Farms store next to Ulta.
Founded in 2013 in Memphis and now based in Dallas, the chain sells handmade, plant-based soaps and other personal care and cleaning products (such as laundry detergents). His website lists over 100 sites nationwide, none in New York City. However, the company also announced plans to open a store in the Buffalo area.
The market place also receives a Sleep number shop. The retailer, which sells adjustable air mattresses, will move to a vacant space next to Chipotle that once housed a B. Good restaurant. Sleep Number did not respond to a request for information on an opening date.