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…Read more
- 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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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 WISCONSINRead more
- 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…Read more