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  • Recognition

WIN. REST. REPEAT. MEET EIGHT-TIME BOTB WINNER

Heather Schwartz has been to Mexico for the Best of the Best (BOTB) trip every year that she’s been employed with us. That’s eight times in a row!  When she’s not at the pool, we assure you this gal keeps busy. Heather is Restaurant General Manager (RGM) of our Willmar, MN Taco Bell, which has been No. 1 companywide three of the last five years (just surpassed $2 million in…

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  • Recognition

LEADERS WITH BIG HEART AT BORDER!

Announcing this year’s Heart of Border Foods recipients, honoring a small but mighty group of leaders who embody all that is good in the Border world. Congratulations to the following individuals! Brian Axness, CFO Brian is “a super inclusive leader” who “challenges everyone around him” and brings incredible enthusiasm (watch video to hear these sentiments for yourself). Need we say more?! Brian joined the company when payroll and accounting were…

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Jacob Woltjer

director of operationsT3area coach Jacob has demonstrated such accountability around our goals to limit/eliminate OT. For P1, A26 had only 25 hours total, a 78% reduction from prior year! Amazing job Jacob!

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  • Giving

Serving Up Support to Chase Your Dreams: Scholarship Applications are Now Open!

Border Foods is investing in YOUR higher education. Education is important to us! That’s why we created the Border Foods and Carol Williams Scholarships, aimed at supporting our team members in pursuit of dreams outside the restaurant.  Since we launched these programs in 2019, we’ve given out hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship money to students within the Border Foods family. And we’ve got more than TRIPLE that amount…

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Bryce Jones

region coachR6general manager Bryce Jones is our new RGM for Clyde Park. He showed excellent work hiring, training and opening this new location! Shout out to Bryce and the Clyde Park team! Thank you for your hard work growing our Border Foods Family!!

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Ryan Spindler

director of operationsarea coach Ryan stepped into an area that was struggling and has worked diligently with the team to ensure they are following systems and processes and has seen some immediate impact. The metrics have started to rise, speed has improved, complaints have reduced, all reflective of the team engagement and accountability. Great job Ryan!!!

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  • Operations

Now Serving: Border Foods’ Taco Bell in Wyoming, MI!

Growth continues to be the name of the game for Border Foods. We recently celebrated the grand opening of our Taco Bell restaurant at Clyde Park Ave in Wyoming, MI! This location marks store No. 4 for Border Foods in the area. This newest restaurant is located near the intersection of Clyde Park Avenue and 54th Street, just off the extremely busy U.S. 131. Most notably, the area is also…

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  • Giving

Volunteering in Our Communities

It’s a tradition we can’t get enough of: getting Border Foods leaders out of our restaurants and into the community for some hands-on volunteering. Enjoy highlights from an active 2023 holiday season across the markets! “We try to get involved with organizations that we already have relationships with through the Taco Bell Foundation,” says Community Outreach Specialist Mollie Sommer. Proximity to our restaurants is obviously key. Volunteering for organizations that…

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  • Culture

KICKING OFF 2024, RETRO STYLE

In January, we jumped right into fiesta mode with our company rally. Hosted every year to get us moving forward together in focused fashion — with a dash of spirit and celebration — we enjoyed our time together! Check it out on Instagram! WE CAME, WE ROARED, WE RALLIED! The fun always starts with excitement on our red carpet. “It’s about people,” says President Aaron Engler. We are nothing without…

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Growing the Heart of Border Foods with “Heartstyles”

An Above Restaurant Leader (ARL) meeting recently welcomed every ARL from the entire company for a few days of growth, training and learning, where we spent time focusing on an exciting new offering planned for 2024: Heartstyles! Heartstyles is a leadership development program designed to give Border Foods team members the tools to become the best versions of themselves, lead authentically, and build a workplace culture that unlocks team member…

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