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Chicken in a Barrel BBQ


Purpose Driven Entrepreneurship

As featured in Charles N. Internicola’s Business and Franchise Law Report Vol. 4 Issue 4

Entrepreneurs That Kick AssI may be biased here but entrepreneurs promote and advance some of the very best values in our society. For almost all successful entrepreneurs, financial success is an important goal that, more often than not, is secondary to or a by-product of a mission and purpose to achieve more and help others. Mike Pierce is a great example of purpose driven entrepreneurship and an entrepreneur who by doing good for others has created an amazing business and brand.

The origins of Chicken in a Barrel BBQ can’t be found in any business planning books or in any classrooms but, rather, from life experiences and a genuine purpose and mission. Prior to founding Chicken in a Barrel BBQ, in addition to being a commercial real estate developer Mike Pierce is and remains a pastor of the Calvary Chapel North Shore. As part of community outreach and service, Mike and his team would cook for and feed the homeless and less fortunate. Located in Hawaii, based on his passion for barbecue Mike decided to adopt the cooking and smoking techniques of the old time gold miners who would cook and smoke their food in metal barrels. What followed next was feeding others on the beaches of Hawaii with smoked chicken, amazing barbecue and an overwhelming demand for Mike’s barbecue.

So in 2010, Mike and his family founded the original Chicken in a Barrel BBQ located in Kapaa, Hawaii and in 2012, they opened a second location in Hanalei, Hawaii. We are extremely proud to be representing Mike, his family and team members, Brent Bierma and Patrick Pepper, as they launch their Chicken in a Barrel BBQ franchise.

Mike and his team have build two highly acclaimed destination barbecue restaurants comprised of a roadside stand and a restaurant. Chicken in a Barrel has turned into a family business and the overwhelming demand for their barbecue has also turned into a passion to expand with franchisee partners that share similar community values and purpose as Mike and his family.

If you are in Hawaii, be sure to visit Mike and if you are evaluating a unique business and franchise concept, you will want to learn more about Chicken in a Barrel BBQ. To learn more about Chicken in a Barrel BBQ, visit

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