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Burger King honors scholar at its Pontoon Beach location

Madisen Basarich, an employee of the Pontoon Beach Burger King, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Burger King Scholars program.

Basarich is one of 73 area college students, including 13 employees or children of employees, to receive a scholarship sponsored by franchisee Broadway Restaurant Group. Basarich will use the $1,000 scholarship towards tuition and plans to major in Nursing.

This year, Broadway 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 percent 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.

PHOTO: Promotional photo from Burger King illustrating scholarship program.

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