Please join us for our January 2023 RWSFF Luncheon Meeting –Wednesday Jan. 11th, Hilton Naples 5111 Tamiami TR. N. Naples, 34103.
RWSFF is pleased to announce our January Guest Speaker: Bill Kraus Co-Founder of MISSION BBQ !
The Mission BBQ Story
“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.
As the founders of MISSION BBQ, we strive every day to remind everyone what makes Our Country great—its heroes.
Who are we? Two friends passionate about BBQ, patriotic for Our Country, 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.
We set across this great land from Texas to Kansas City, the Carolinas to St. Louis…to discover the secrets of great BBQ.
Every day we strive to serve you authentic BBQ made from the freshest, most delectable ingredients, and serve it to you in a patriotic dining room filled with tributes to those who’ve made Our Country great, given to us by the people who earned them. Stop by at lunchtime, and you might catch us during our daily salute to the Stars and Stripes.
We don’t do any of this because we have to. It’s because we want to.
At MISSION BBQ, we are Proudly Serving Those Who Serve. Come help us complete Our Mission.” Bill & Newt
MISSION BBQ with over 109 locations including over 20 in Florida will be opening in Naples in 2023 at 5795 Airport-Pulling Road in the Promenade at Naples Centre. MISSION BBQ will have a 121-seat capacity. There are 2 locations in Lee County; in Ft. Myers and Cape Coral.
Bill a True Patriot will join us and share his vision of what he has created- A restaurant concept dedicated to soldiers, police officers and other first responders; a business that serves, honors and thanks American heroes. It is more than just a restaurant; MISSION BBQ becomes a part of the community! “The American Way” tagline promotes MISSION BBQ, which pauses at noon every day as employees and patrons stand for “The Star Spangled Banner”
If you are not familiar with MISSION BBQ watch this Video:
MISSION BBQ believes in Giving Back- “At MISSION BBQ, we’re right there with you helping out with time, service, fundraising and great food to fuel those extra efforts. Through the generous support of our loyal customers and communities we serve, more than $10 million dollars and counting has been donated for national and local charitable organizations. It’s the right thing to do, and we really believe in these National missions.” We also get involved in the local organizations that support our Mission. The Fort Myers location is very involved with the Gold Star Mothers. Bill is looking forward to opening MISSION BBQ and serving the community of Naples.
The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation
Wreaths Across America- wreathsacrossamerica.org
Honor Flight Network– honorflight.org.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation– specialops.org
Navy Seal Foundation– navysealfoundation.org
Semper Fi & America’s Fund- thefund.org
National Fallen Firefighters Foundation– firehero.org
Concerns of Police Survivors–concernsofpolicesurvivors.org
CIA Officers Memorial Foundation– ciamemorialfoundation.org
According to Bill Kraus there is proof that the company’s mission resonates in many communities. “It’s more than just pulled pork at Mission BBQ,” he says. “It’s patriotism at its best.”
MISSION BBQ will be a welcome addition to the Naples Community, we are thankful for this Great Restaurant Concept that Bill Kraus and his partner Steve ” Newt” Newton have created it will be so much more than a restaurant!
Make your reservation today! Our Luncheon is $45.00 for 3 courses. Payable on line or with check or cash the day of the luncheon
Doors will open at 11:15 AM; You must check in either at the Table-Paid in Advance or the Table-Paying by Cash or Check.
We encourage payment online to facilitate registration.
RSVP is required to accommodate all attending.
Lunch: $45.00 payable online or pay at the door cash or check. You have the option to select from 3 meal choices: Normal (Salmon Entre); Vegan or Vegetarian. A reservation made is a reservation paid unless 48 hour notice is given.
Doors will open at 11:15 AM; Meeting will start at 12-