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Eagan's Hope Breakfast Bar donating Tuesday's sales to families of fallen Burnsville first responders

Eagan’s Hope Breakfast Bar donating Tuesday’s sales to families of fallen Burnsville first respo
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EAGAN, Minn. — Tuesday, Hope Breakfast Bar in Eagan is donating 100% of sales to the families of the first responders killed in Burnsville over the weekend.

Chef and owner of Purpose Restaurants Brian Ingram took to Facebook writing, "Prayers necessitate action." He went on to write, "We stand with you. Our hearts ache for the families of the three fallen heroes – Burnsville police officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, and firefighter/paramedic Adam Finseth."

General manager of Hope Breakfast Bar Kevin Kelly said Tuesdays aren't typically a busy day for the team, but staff members were all happy to come in and help.

"It's been incredible. The response that we had, we've had, within the community," Kelly said. "The phone has been ringing off the hook all day long. People have been coming in — or asking how they can come in and donate."

Staff members were also donating a portion of their tips. 

It's really, it's really sad. But being able to have everyone come together, the way they've come together, is just, it's just amazing," Kelly added.

By Tuesday afternoon, Hope Breakfast Bar had raised nearly $20,000, which is over 700% of their typical Tuesday profits.

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Elmstrand, Ruge and Finseth were a part of the response to a domestic call at a home in Burnsville early Sunday morning. Officials said an armed man barricaded himself in a home along with several people, including seven children, then opened fire, killing the three first responders

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Tuesday night, Ingram also plans to be outside the Burnsville City Hall serving up free hot meals and prayers to first responders, their families and anyone in need as the community continues to grieve.

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Ingram is known for giving back, having traveled to Turkey to help in relief efforts after a massive earthquake in 2023 and collecting supplies for victims after devastating wildfires in Maui, Hawaii. 

Hope Breakfast Bar's Eagan location is located at 1012 Diffley Road and is open 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily Monday – Sunday. 

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