The Burnsville Burger Jones restaurant and Burnsville High School are teaming up again this October with the Blaze Burger, a specialty burger that benefits DECA, according to a news release from the district.
DECA's mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Burnsville DECA students regularly qualify for state and national competitions, according to the release.
For each burger sold, $1 of proceeds will go towards DECA student scholarships.
The burger's bun includes the Blaze branding, designed by DECA students, and is topped with pepper-jack cheese, bacon, an egg, peanut butter, hot sauce and jalapeños. The toppings can be modified, and each burger order includes fries.
DECA donations can also be collected at the restaurant. DECA students' goal is to sell 500 burgers.
“Students are working to promote the Blaze Burger in various ways,” DECA member and BHS senior Betty Gebrahanna said in the release. “We are connecting with the mayor, local businesses, understanding who to contact regarding promotions and getting hands-on experience with business promotion. Networking is one of the great benefits we get from DECA.”
The district encouraged students, teachers and community members to take a picture with their Blaze burger and tag @BurnsvilleDECA on Twitter and Facebook.