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  • Giving

Border Team Members Awarded $50,000 in Scholarships

After reviewing more than 1,400 applications for the Live Más Scholarship for Restaurant Employees, the Taco Bell Foundation awarded 157 team members scholarships nationwide. Out of the 157 recipients, six Border Foods team members received scholarships! Discover their submission videos below: Elaina Lucas Passion: Education Restaurant: Fridley,MN #20117 Scholarship $25,000 Kaitlin Carter Passion: Finance Restaurant: Standale, MI #33001 Scholarship: $10,000 Mitchell Sullivan Passion: Sports Restaurant: Buffalo, MN #31015 Scholarship: $5,000…

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  • Recognition

Drive Thru Hero: Brenda King

Brenda King has been working at the Elk River Taco Bell for the last three years. But to Brenda, the job is much more than just making tacos.  “I love my coworkers and all the people that come through to order,” Brenda says. “And I love making people laugh and smile.” Brenda’s drive to delight her customers is making waves in the Elk River community. A photo of Brenda on…

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  • Recognition

Congrats Jacob! Taco Bell Corp. 30 under 30 Member

Every year, Taco Bell Corporate unveils their “30 Under 30” list. It’s a special listing created to give a big shout-out to the champions in our restaurants and field who serve as our biggest brand ambassadors and living, breathing examples of Taco Bell’s awesome culture. Last year, Border team member Nikki Michelle made the list. This year, it’s Jacob Skovgard’s turn. Jacob started his career with Border Foods when he was only…

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  • Culture

Congrats to our Graduating Seniors!

COVID-19 and its implications throughout our communities have certainly been felt far and wide. But especially so by our graduating seniors. Many Border Foods seniors are home with canceled graduations and proms — a small, yet significant loss. At Border Foods, our team members are more like family and we felt compelled to do something for the many graduates in our company. So, behold: a gallery of Border Foods graduating…

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  • Operations

Keeping Guests and Teams Safe during COVID-19 Pandemic

UPDATED 4/6: So much has changed in the last few weeks. We’re happy to share that every Border Foods location is open for orders through the drive-thru and we’ve been working hard to keep team members hours whole. As a way to say “thanks” to our healthcare professionals and first responders, for a limited time, they can receive 50% their entire order at every Border Foods Taco Bell location. “It’s the…

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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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