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  • Recognition

Barb Schneider Retires from Border Foods after 25 Years of Service

It was August of 1997 when Barb Schneider saw an opportunity. After working in development for Taco Bell Corporate, she was excited by the chance to be Development Manager for Border Foods. “I had a lot of respect for Jeff and Lee,” Barb recalls. “Border was in its infancy, and it seemed like a good company to grow with.”  And grow they did! Over the course of 25 years, Barb…

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  • Operations

Family Fun Rewind: Recap of Border Foods’ Multi-State Summer Celebration

Border Foods is pleased to announce the conclusion of its 2022 season of Family Fun Days throughout the Midwest and Montana. Spanning July and August this year, Family Fun Days are a beloved company tradition that give Border Foods a chance to bring together RGMs and GMs from neighboring locations for paid time off and family fun. It’s one of the company’s favorite ways to give back to its devoted…

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  • Operations

Border Foods Hosts Final Family Fun Day of 2022 in Rapid City, SD

Concluding a fun-filled season of get togethers with managers and their families throughout all of Border Foods’ Taco Bell territories, the company hosted its final Family Fun Day of 2022 on August 19 in Rapid City, South Dakota. The event, hosted at Central States Fair, celebrated GMs and AGMs from several of Border’s South Dakota locations, as well as seven Wyoming Taco Bells.   Betty Burgess, a general manager from…

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  • Giving

Hot Giveaway: Signed Memorabilia by Soccer Star Caden Clark

Minnesota-born, taco-lovin’ athlete Caden Clark has become a fresh face for Taco Bell Defy in Brooklyn Park. Born in Medina, the Olympic-bound professional soccer star — who currently plays for the New York Red Bulls — recently took time off to collaborate with Border Foods on a cool YouTube commercial (that shows off the ultra modern restaurant and his juggling skills) and an exciting giveaway of signed memorabilia.  The Caden…

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  • Operations

Border Foods Hosts Another Family Fun Event for MI, WI Restaurants

Continuing the excitement and community of bringing together managers and their families during its annual Family Fun Days events, on August 10, Border Foods hosted its Michigan Upper Peninsula locations and the Marinette, Wisconsin restaurant, at Van Cleve Park in Gladstone, MI.   For this event, about 65 people congregated on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, where the company rented a pavilion and catered in local food. The location…

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  • Operations

Border’s Defy & Lee Engler Featured by Leading Restaurant Publication

Border Foods’ new Defy drive-thru restaurant concept is no stranger to media coverage since its June 2022 opening. Most recently, our ultra modern, first-of-its-kind location in Brooklyn Park, Minn. was featured by Nation’s Restaurant News, one of the industry’s leading publications. In an article about how drive-thrus have evolved through a pandemic with consumers’ “deepening affection” for staying in their cars and brand-specific changes to meet this trend head-on, the…

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  • Operations

Family Fun Day Brings Together Sioux Falls Area Restaurants

Continuing its month-long celebration of GMs and AGMs (and their families), Border Foods hosted guests from restaurants in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area at Thunder Road family fun park on August 24.   With fun inside and out, the amusement park had laser tag, go karts, batting cages, bowling, mini golf and some cool rides. General Manager Nicole Zaft said she got to ride on the Tilt-a-Whirl with her…

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  • Operations

Here They Are: Border Foods and Carol Williams 2022 Scholarship Winners!

Border Foods is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Border Foods and Carol Williams scholarships. Introduced together in 2019, these scholarships were created as a way to help our team members reach higher education goals.    The Carol Williams Scholarship holds special meaning as it carries on the legacy of former Border Foods VP of Operations Carol Williams, who is credited for founding the company’s deeply rooted family…

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  • Operations

Border Foods Treats Managers & Families to a Day at Six Flags Illinois

On July 27, Border Foods hosted Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa AGMs and RGMs (and their families) for a day of fun at Six Flags Great America amusement park. One of a handful of annual Family Fun Days, which celebrate our incredible managers and the families they go home to, the Illinois event was every bit as successful in bringing people together for a unique bonding experience.   Why are Family…

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  • Operations

Border Foods Brings Together Montana Managers for Family Fun

On July 28, Border Foods hosted Montana area managers and their families at Rose Park, near Billings, Montana, for a family-friendly get together. Every year, Border Foods invites RGMs and GMs to enjoy paid time off at Family Fun Days all over the country to thank them for their time and hard work. Montana’s event was perhaps our most intimate yet with around 35 guests, but that didn’t diminish the…

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