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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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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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