The people of Rockford took to social media this week to air their feelings about another new chain restaurant development coming to crowded E. State Street.

Rockford Facebook users were all over the place with their comments about a new BBQ joint coming to Rockford in 2022.

Earlier this week, we got the news that a plot of prime real estate on E. State Street in Rockford was going to be re-developed into three NEW businesses.

The site of the new project is the old Rockford Realtors building in the 6700 block of E. State Street. Core Acquisitions is creating two different lots.

On Lot 1, they are constructing a 3 bay Valvoline Instant Oil Change. On Lot 2, the eastern lot, they are constructing a two-tenant 6,000 square-foot restaurant building.

The restaurant space will be filled by Five Guys Burgers & Fries, the other space will be the new BBQ joint, Mission BBQ.

Grab some popcorn, here are some highlights of what happened on Facebook

It's not as bad as you think and it starts out nicely.

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That escalated quickly!

Someone jumped in and offered another choice for 'vomit emoji' above.

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I like that, I too, like to spread my BBQ dollars around.

A few people who have eaten at other Mission BBQ locations chimed in

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More on what Mission BBQ is at their core is below.

The real 'Facebook comment' entertainment usually comes from the 'negative nancies' or the 'nay-sayers'

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The 'Class Clown'

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You should take one more minute to read Mission BBQ's story. Maybe reading this will change your mind about checking them out. I definitely can't wait to be inside the place one day at 12 noon.

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.

If that doesn't make you want to try this place, these photos might do the trick

Mission BBQ via Facebook
Mission BBQ via Facebook
Mission BBQ via Facebook
Mission BBQ via Facebook
Mission BBQ via Facebook
Mission BBQ via Facebook

If you want to jump into the comments about this news, Here's the original Facebook post from WREX.

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