Behind the BioResource and Agricultural Engineering (building 8) every Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon is a lively community gathering, country music and, most importantly, burgers.

The Agricultural Engineering Society has hosted a weekly barbecue for at least the last 50 years, according to agricultural systems management junior Ethan Jones.

“It’s a long-standing tradition, everyone just coming together and hanging out and eating good food,” Jones said.

While proceeds typically benefit the club’s general fund, on Thursday, Nov. 21, the barbecue will raise funds for California wildfire relief

“We are going to try and get as many people as we can around campus, all come together, eat some good food and raise a lot of money to go help people who need it,” Jones said.

The combo options include either a single patty for $5 or a double patty for $6. Both options come with a drink, salad and a side of either chili or chips.

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Although the barbecue is largely centered around the BRAE Department, Jones said everyone is welcome to come and hang out.

“The quality is probably about what you would expect,” mechanical engineering senior Jensen Severance said. “It’s really good, it’s very well cooked.”

Jones said he cannot share the burger’s secret ingredient, but he said that every burger is made with love.

“[The pepper sauce] basically makes the entire experience,” mechanical engineering junior Sean Castille said.

Correction: This story has been updated with the correct date, time and location of the California wildfire relief donation barbecue.

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