Burlingame Taco Bell: From Burning Fire to Fresh Revival
After undergoing extensive damage from a fire, we’re excited to announce that our Burlingame Taco Bell (1819 28th St. SW) in Wyoming, MI is back in business and better than ever! Burlingame hosted a small friends and family event January 30 to kick off reopening — exactly one year after the incident. What Happened? It started with an early morning phone call no one wants to receive. In January 2022,…Read more
Valentine’s Day Rewind: “T-A-C-O” Spells “L-O-V-E”
Taco Bell may not be the typical hotspot for Valentine’s Day dining, but we sure made it one this year at our Quarry Taco Bell in New Brighton, MN (1540 Stinson Boulevard NE)! On the eve of February 14, despite record rainfall in the Twin Cities, Border Foods showed the community a little extra“love” with a 70s-inspired “Peace Love & Tacos” Valentine’s Day event. Reaching taco lovers via all…Read more
Border Foods’ Winter Cheer & Volunteer Roundup
To warm hearts and do our part to spread some cheer, Border Foods’ Taco Bell restaurant teams have been keeping busy through bitterly cold winter months by serving in our local communities. All of the organizations we partner with are near and dear to our hearts, and receive Taco Bell Foundation grants as a result of our restaurants’ fundraising at the local level. Take a look at where we’ve been:…Read more
2023 Rally Wrap Up: Saucy Sales, Award Winners & Good Fun
It’s one of the most festive times of the year companywide. We just concluded rah rah recognition rallies in Minnesota, Michigan and Illinois. In total, an estimated 275 team members showed up to these events! Our people are met with excitement the minute they enter — high fives, party music and chatter grows with intensity. It’s obvious that Border Foods rallies are “come as you are” events where hoodies, baseball…Read more
Best of the Best Trip: Look Who’s Going to Mexico!
It’s one of the BEST times of the year! After reviewing performance metrics for 2022, we recently surprised a whole crowd of unsuspecting managers, coaches and support staff at Border Foods’ recognition rallies with news that they’ve landed spots at our annual “Best of the Best” getaway! Winners get an all-expenses paid trip to Mexico for themselves and a guest of choice. This year, we’re taking top performers to Secrets…Read more
2023 Award Winners: Leaders that Lead!
All of our team members are “awesome sauce,” but each year, a new list of passionate leaders and high achievers emerges. And we celebrate these individuals LOUD and PROUD at our annual company rallies. Check out some of the people who go above and beyond what’s expected of them. They inspire, motivate, support … they help to cultivate and develop the next wave of leaders for Border Foods. These are…Read more
The 2023 Border Foods Rallies Are Coming!
It’s an exciting time here at Border Foods! Every year we host company recognition rallies to bring our people together and celebrate many notable accomplishments from our kitchens, drive-thrus and registers to restaurant management.“Rally” means to come together for common action or effort. For us, that commonality is to dote on the exceptional people that make our restaurants thrive. The 2023 rallies are fast approaching January 31 – February 2!…Read more
COO Jeff Williams Prepares for Retirement, Leaving Behind a Family Legacy
There are a lot of emotions wrapped up in the forthcoming retirement of company great Jeff Williams, Chief Operations Officer (COO), who has devoted the better part of his career to Border Foods. Jeff joined the company in 1996 soon after his wife, the late Carol Williams, accepted a position. Actually, she’s the one that set up his interview with co-Founder Lee Engler (Jeff and Carol were already married). And…Read more
Border Puts People, Relationships, Inclusion at the Top at Annual Leadership Meeting
In mid-November, Border Foods hosted its Above Restaurant Leaders (ARLs) for the annual All ARL Meeting in Minnetonka, MN to shine the spotlight on its most important asset: the people. At Border, the people are the prize! Approximately 60 company leaders flew in from across all our markets, including Area Coaches, Region Coaches, HR business partners, training personnel and Border Foods’ directors of operations. “The entire meeting was built around…Read more
Border Foods’ Exciting Year in Review
At Border Foods, there’s no slowdown in sight (look what’s planned for 2023!). Check out the most notable highlights of 2022 from our blog: “Taco Ball” We kicked off the year with the conclusion of our first ever companywide e-sports tournament. Taco Bell Defy Border Foods celebrated another “first” with the worldwide debut of Taco Bell Defy in Brooklyn Park, MN. The futuristic, one-of-a-kind restaurant made quite the splash…Read more