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Happy Retirement, Jeff Williams!

On Wednesday, May 17, family, friends and employees gathered at the Golden Valley, MN Taco Bell to send former COO Jeff Williams into retirement. We partied the only way we knew how: with plenty of tacos! Like we shared earlier this year, Jeff has left a long, impactful legacy behind. “Running an organization like this has kind of been a dream come true,” Jeff shared. “… I hope the legacy…

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  • Operations

Duluth: Countdown to Opening!

We’re excited to share about a new Taco Bell that’s at least six years in the making! At Border Foods, we’re just weeks away from opening up for business on one of Duluth’s prime corners at London Road and S. 21st Avenue E., where many well known brands (McDonald’s, Caribou, Burger King and Perkins) already cater to the beloved northern Minnesota community and its visitors.  One major feat of this…

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  • Team Member Spotlight

Gay Demaree Celebrates 31 years with Border Foods

At Border Foods, we’re lucky enough to have many incredible, tenured employees. After celebrating accomplishments at the Border Foods rally this winter, and after reviewing the list of folks who have been with us for decades, we think it’s only fitting that we highlight a few special anniversaries. Join us in a fun new series where we’ll touch base with employees who truly feel more like family. Next up, Gay…

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  • Operations

Border Foods welcomes new COO, Vince Bosscher

NEW HOPE, Minn. (May 17, 2023) — Border Foods welcomed its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) Vince Bosscher today, who has formally stepped into the new role after serving as the family-owned franchisee’s director of operations over the last four years. The change was prompted by previous COO Jeff Williams’ decision to transition out of his former role toward retirement. To allow for a smooth transition, Williams will stay on…

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  • Operations

Recap: Taco Bell Prom Celebrations

Border Foods recently got into the school spirit by hosting a Taco Bell–themed prom celebration at select restaurant locations during the months of April and May. “We love merging the cool culture of Taco Bell with the communities that Border Foods operates in,” says Aaron Engler, president of Border Foods. Team members at the Spearfish, South Dakota; Cedar Springs, Michigan; and Coon Rapids and Waconia, Minnesota, restaurants worked hard to…

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  • Team Member Spotlight

Juli Sargent celebrates 41 years with Border Foods

At Border Foods, we’re lucky enough to have many incredible, tenured employees. After celebrating accomplishments at the Border Foods rally this winter, and after reviewing the list of folks who have been with us for decades, we think it’s only fitting that we highlight a few special anniversaries. Join us in a fun new series where we’ll touch base with employees who truly feel more like family. First up, Juli…

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  • Operations

SHOP VISITS ASSURE EXCELLENCE IN BORDER’S TACO BELLS

Border Foods’ Region 7, which encompasses southwest Michigan, recently hosted Region Coach Dawn VanMaanen and Area Coaches Chris McElroy, Chelsea James, Edin Dedic and Logan Alderson for a review of restaurant operations and safety.  “We made sure to leave the stores better than when we had arrived.” -Logan Alderson, Area Coach In total, our dedicated coaches toured 29 restaurant locations during what are known internally as Experience Shops — which…

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  • Giving

Border Foods’ Own Awarded $125,000 in Live Más Scholarships

“Live Más” in Spanish translates to “live more” but when it comes to the Taco Bell Foundation, we see it really play out as “give more!” The Foundation has generously awarded 12 of our team members a total of $125,000 in Live Más Scholarships. Throughout April and May, we enjoyed traveling around Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan and even Montana to celebrate each of our 2023 Live Más recipients who work in…

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  • Operations

PRESS RELEASE: Family-owned Taco Bell franchisee Border Foods to host pre-prom fun for local high school students

Select restaurants across Upper Midwest will dress up with fancy décor and photo booths, offer free taco for high school diners who show their current student ID NEW HOPE, Minn. – Family-owned Taco Bell franchisee Border Foods announced today that it will be getting into the prom spirit at its Spearfish, South Dakota; Coon Rapids, Minnesota; Cedar Springs, Michigan; and Waconia, Minnesota restaurants. Festivities include a photo booth complete with a…

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  • Operations

Fun in the Sun: BOTB 2023 Trip Highlights

We’re baaaaaaack! This time of year, sharing highlights from our “Best of the Best” reward trip is one of our fave things to do. It’s not just a brag show about where we’ve traveled to, it’s about rewarding the wonderful people we employ and giving recognition where it’s due, the live más way!   This year’s “Best of the Best” (BOTB) winners — 80 deserving individuals and their guests —…

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