• Operations

Keeping Guests and Teams Safe during COVID-19 Pandemic

UPDATED 3/16: We’ll continue to update our teams and communities here as the COVID-19 situation evolves. Effective today, in an abundance of caution, all locations are moving to drive-thru only. All dining rooms and dining room doors will be closed (our restaurant on Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis does not have a drive thru, and that location is accepting orders at the counter). Guests can continue to order using the app,…

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  • Recognition

Photos and Videos: 2020 Rally Rewind

Every year, we celebrate our accomplishments at our company-wide rallies. It’s a time to come together, recognize the successes of the past year, and look forward to the year ahead. This year, we gathered teams in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin for three days full of recognition. Congratulations to all of our Of the Year winners and others who were honored this year!   minnesota MICHIGAN WISCONSIN  

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  • Training and Development

Congrats to these GED Recipients!

When we say we do more than make tacos, we mean it. This month we celebrated two special team members who received their GEDs. Zachary Meents, Shift Leader, at Machesney Park, completed his GED and graduated from High School. According to Area Coach Kelly Lawver, it’s been a fantastic journey for Zach and he’s so proud and excited to earn this accomplishment. Zachary has been with the Border Foods Family…

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  • Recognition

Introducing: Our 2020 Customer Maniacs

Every year, we honor team members throughout the organization who earn the title “Customer Maniac.” A Customer Maniac is someone who is dedicated to the guest, consistently receives positive customer surveys and does whatever they can to serve and satisfy our customers. Last month, we surprised 48 Border Foods Customer Maniacs with a special “party in a box” as a way to celebrate their dedication. Every maniac received party supplies,…

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  • Recognition

Welcome to the Best of the Best club!

As a way to say “thanks” to our top-performing operators, we’re taking 85 leaders and a guest of their choice on an all-expense paid trip to Mexico! From April 1-5, our “Best of the Best” group will enjoy time with their team and guest at Haven Resorts and Spa, an all-inclusive hotel located in Cancun. Congratulations to the team below: Nate Hamrick 9467- Brainerd, MN Dylan Schlueter 5714 – Monticello,…

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  • Giving

Border Foods & Carol Williams Scholarship Questions? We have answers.

Applications for the Border Foods and Carol Williams Scholarship Awards are now open (click here to apply) and we’re hitting the ground running with a few FAQS to read before you apply: Program overview Award details Application details Notifications Document upload Application status Program overview Who is eligible to apply? To be eligible for the Border Foods Scholarship Award, you must: be pursuing any post-secondary education, be an employee of…

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Welcome Fairmont, MN, Our 200th Restaurant!

On Dec. 17, we opened the doors of our 200th restaurant in Fairmont, MN–a milestone for every team member. It’s hard to believe that we started with just six restaurants located in regional shopping centers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in 1987! “Not in our wildest dreams could we image that today we’d be the predominant Taco Bell operator in the upper Midwest,” said Lee Engler, Founder and CEO. “What…

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  • Giving

Border Team Members Give Back at Second Harvest Heartland

On Dec. 5, team members from Border Foods HQ, along with local leaders, gathered at Second Harvest Heartland to give back to the community. “Generosity is an important part of our business. Not only do we value giving back to our team members, but also to the communities we do business in,” said Aaron Engler, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer. According to their website, Second Harvest Heartland is a nonprofit…

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  • Human Resources

Photo Gallery: Grow Your Career Day

By now you know: Border Foods is full of opportunity. But what kind, exactly? To answer the question for our team members, our Human Resources Business Partners have been traveling Border’s markets, hosting a new event called Grow Your Career Day. Corrine Kindred, an HRBP, says: “It’s a fun, high energy way for our teams to learn about all of the exciting benefits around growing their career with us.” At…

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  • Recognition

40 Years With Taco Bell!

In 1979, Border Foods founders Jeff and Lee Engler opened their first Mexican restaurant called Los Primos. Little did they know, 40 years later, they’d be at the helm of one of the largest Taco Bell franchisees in the nation. At Border Foods, tenure means everything to us. And we think 40 years in the industry is something to celebrate! So, on Oct. 25, we surprised Jeff and Lee with…

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