BBQ joint to follow Wegmans into Midlothian

Mission BBQ plans to build a new restaurant in the Stonehenge Village shopping center in Midlothian. (J. Elias O’Neal)

A national barbecue chain has scoped out new territory in metro Richmond.

Mission BBQ has submitted plans to build a new restaurant in the Stonehenge Village shopping center at 12630 Stone Village Way in Midlothian, according to plans filed with Chesterfield County.

Plans call for a 4,200-square-foot restaurant to sit on a nearly 1.2-acre outparcel fronting Midlothian Turnpike, next to the Panda Express in the Wegmans-anchored development.

It would be Mission BBQ’s second Richmond-area location, joining one in Henrico at 5440 Glenside Drive.

Plans do not indicate a construction timeline or opening date. The Maryland-based company could not be reached for comment Friday afternoon.

The chain, known for pausing in its restaurants every day at noon to play the National Anthem, operates dozens of locations up and down the East Coast and has been expanding its reach into Virginia’s major metros, with recent openings in Newport News and Hampton.

The Midlothian location would be its 14th in Virginia.

Mission adds to a variety of national and regional restaurant chains setting up shop in Midlothian.

First Watch, a Florida-based breakfast-and-lunch restaurant, will open its first location in the region Feb. 19 at 1403 Huguenot Road in the TownePlace at Huguenot shopping center.

Washington, D.C.-based Mediterranean chain Cava Grill also is setting up shop in TownePlace at Huguenot. It operates two local locations at VCU and Short Pump.

Mellow Mushroom, Bonchon, Panda Express, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, Blaze Pizza and Burger Bach have also recently opened locations in the Midlothian area.

Mission BBQ plans to build a new restaurant in the Stonehenge Village shopping center in Midlothian. (J. Elias O’Neal)

A national barbecue chain has scoped out new territory in metro Richmond.

Mission BBQ has submitted plans to build a new restaurant in the Stonehenge Village shopping center at 12630 Stone Village Way in Midlothian, according to plans filed with Chesterfield County.

Plans call for a 4,200-square-foot restaurant to sit on a nearly 1.2-acre outparcel fronting Midlothian Turnpike, next to the Panda Express in the Wegmans-anchored development.

It would be Mission BBQ’s second Richmond-area location, joining one in Henrico at 5440 Glenside Drive.

Plans do not indicate a construction timeline or opening date. The Maryland-based company could not be reached for comment Friday afternoon.

The chain, known for pausing in its restaurants every day at noon to play the National Anthem, operates dozens of locations up and down the East Coast and has been expanding its reach into Virginia’s major metros, with recent openings in Newport News and Hampton.

The Midlothian location would be its 14th in Virginia.

Mission adds to a variety of national and regional restaurant chains setting up shop in Midlothian.

First Watch, a Florida-based breakfast-and-lunch restaurant, will open its first location in the region Feb. 19 at 1403 Huguenot Road in the TownePlace at Huguenot shopping center.

Washington, D.C.-based Mediterranean chain Cava Grill also is setting up shop in TownePlace at Huguenot. It operates two local locations at VCU and Short Pump.

Mellow Mushroom, Bonchon, Panda Express, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, Blaze Pizza and Burger Bach have also recently opened locations in the Midlothian area.

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