ST. LOUIS, MO – Robert Bird, the son of an employee of the Columbia, Missouri Burger King®, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Burger King Scholars program. Bird is one of 73 area college students, including 13 employees or children of employees, to receive a scholarship sponsored by franchisee Broadway Restaurant Group. Bird will use the $1,000 scholarship towards tuition at his current university.
This year, Broadway Restaurant Group raised and distributed a record-breaking amount of $73,000 for scholarships, which are awarded to area Burger King employees, employee family members or local community members to attend an accredited two- or four-year accredited university, college or vocational-technical school. Winners were selected based on both academic record and community service experience.
“We know that the secret to a great customer experience is having a happy team. Awarding scholarships is just one of the ways that we support and invest in our employees,” said Henry Delouvrier, co-founder and managing partner of Broadway Restaurant Group. “Our Burger King Family Fund also supports employee families during emergencies and hardship situations. And, we provide a path to a rewarding career for those who want to build their future with Burger King. In fact, 90% of our managers were promoted from within.”
During the coronavirus pandemic, Broadway Restaurant Group gave thank you bonuses totaling $450,000 to support employees for working through the difficult time.
ABOUT BROADWAY RESTAURANT GROUP
Managing partners, Henry Delouvrier of New York City and Christine Apold of Toronto, founded Broadway Restaurant Group in November 2016. Based in Maryland Heights, Broadway Restaurant Group operates locations in St. Louis, across Missouri and Southern Illinois. Broadway Restaurant Group is one of a select group of United States Burger King franchisees that consults with corporate and test market concepts, including the Impossible Whopper. For more information, visit https://www.b-restaurants.com, email email@example.com or call (314) 872-9235.
ABOUT THE BURGER KING® BRAND
Founded in 1954, the BURGER KING® brand is the second-largest, fast food hamburger chain in the world. Every day, more than 11 million guests visit BURGER KING® restaurants around the world. Burger King beef patties are made with 100% beef with no fillers, no preservatives and no additives. All Burger King burgers, including the flagship WHOPPER® sandwich and the plant-based Impossible WHOPPER®, are flame-grilled for a premium taste profile. To learn more about the BURGER KING® brand, please visit the BURGER KING® brand website at www.bk.com.
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