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  • Giving

Border Foods Scholarship Update: Elaina Lucas

Every year, eligible Border Foods employees have the opportunity to apply for the Border Foods and Carol Williams Scholarship awards. With our application opening date fast approaching, we’re catching up with past recipients to see where they are now! How has the scholarship award impacted your educational opportunities? Winning the Border Foods & Carol Williams Scholarship helped make my goals achievable. I never dreamed I would be able to afford…

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  • Team Member Spotlight

Team Member Spotlight: Miguel Avila

Meet Miguel Avila, an Area Coach in the Minneapolis area. We caught up with Miguel to kick off the first post in a new employee spotlight series. Get to know him! Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Miguel Avila. I am originally from Morelos Mexico. I moved to Minnesota when I was 7 years old. I have 4 kids, 13-year-old boy (Miguel), an 11-year-old girl (Dulce),…

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  • Operations

New “Go Mobile” Restaurant Coming to Maple Grove

The age of Coronavirus continues to change consumer behavior. And Taco Bell is adapting. Enter: The “Go Mobile” concept — a new kind of Taco Bell restaurant where an additional drive thru lane will be dedicated to mobile orders and delivery. “For the first time, our guests will have the ability to choose the pickup experience that best fits their needs, all while never leaving the comfort of their cars,”…

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  • Giving

Taco Bell Foundation Give Back to Border Foods Communities

Every year, our Border team members ask customers to Round Up — a fundraising tool used across Taco Bell to support the Taco Bell Foundation. In turn, the foundation helps young people and team members explore their career passions through scholarships, experiences and community support. What’s more, 50% of the funds raised in each local Taco Bell community stay in the community. To that end, this year, Border Foods is…

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  • Giving

Congrats to our 2020 Border and Carol Williams Scholars!

  We are so excited to officially announce the 2020 Border Foods and Carol Williams Scholarship recipients! The scholarships were created in tandem as a way to help Border Foods team members reach higher education goals. The Carol Williams Scholarship carries extra special meaning as it celebrates the memory, passion and dedication of our late VP of Operations, Carol Williams. (watch a quick clip about the scholarship). This year, we…

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  • A Note from Jeff and Lee

Border Foods Welcomes Aaron Engler into President Role

For the last few years, we have embarked on a journey to grow our business from 80 to more than 200 restaurants. Today, we’re excited to share that the strategy we seeded years ago has evolved into what we are today – a leading Taco Bell franchisee with a meaningful purpose: To Make Lives Better. As founders of this company, we’ve acted as CEO and Chairman together for years. And…

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  • Culture

Sticking Together in the Wake of Tragedy

To every Border Foods Team Member: The events following George Floyd’s death over the last week have been immense. We’ve moved from dealing with an unprecedented pandemic, to fearing for the safety of our employees, to cleaning up the streets in many of the communities we operate restaurants. Several of our Minneapolis and St. Paul restaurants were damaged. We worked quickly last week to board up locations in those areas…

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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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