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  • Operations

Border Foods Celebrates Fun & Family at Michigan’s Adventure

On July 20, Border Foods hosted its annual Family Fun Day for northern Michigan RGMs and AGMs at Michigan’s Adventure theme park. A beloved company tradition that celebrates devoted restaurant leaders and their families, these events are a favorite way to give back to our own.   “Investing in having some fun and time away from the stores is super important,” says Director of Operations Vince Bosscher of the event.…

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  • Operations

Border Foods Celebrates MN Managers & Families at Valleyfair

Border Foods is proud to be a company that values fun, family and most of all, celebrating those who dedicate many hours to running our restaurants. Annual Family Fun Day events are one of our favorite ways to give back to an incredible group of managers and the families that support them. On July 13, we hosted Minnesota AGMs and RGMs (and their families) at Valleyfair amusement park. With a…

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  • Operations

Border Foods opens first-ever Taco Bell Defy in Brooklyn Park

New concept reimagines the traditional drive-thru with an elevated kitchen and unique vertical lift that delivers food to four drive-thru lanes for a faster, contactless experience Brooklyn Park, Minn. (June 6, 2022) – Minnesota-based and family-owned Taco Bell® franchisee Border Foods today announced that Taco Bell Defy® will open its doors – and most importantly, its four-lane drive-thru – in Brooklyn Park on June 7. The first of its kind two-story model delivers innovative technology and design,…

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  • Giving

Congrats to our 2022 Live Más Scholars!

This year, the Taco Bell Foundation awarded $2,250,000 in Live Más Scholarships to 218 Taco Bell Team Members across the country. We are thrilled to share that 7 of those recipients are Border Foods team members!   Please join us in recognizing: Ethan Grilz, $10,000 Interest: Computer Science Location: Maplewood, MN James Brillhart, $10,000 Interest: Construction Location: Lowell, Mi Jayden Beach, $10,000 Interest: Cyber Security Location: Zeeland, MI Lee Lor,…

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  • Operations

Re-live the Best of the Best 2022 trip!

We were honored to take 87 “Best of the Best” team members and a guest of their choice on an all-expenses-paid vacation to Haven Riviera Cancun from March 30 to April 3. (Check out the full list of winner here). Relive the fun with us, which included plenty of pool volleyball, basketball games, book reading, relaxation, beach walks, dinners and more!  

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  • Culture

The Values We Live, for the Customers We Love

At Border Foods, our values act as the guiding principals for how we serve our communities and interact with our teams. We’re proud to share our Core Values below: We are collaborative with one another to improve our potential for success; never hesitating to give or receive guidance, support, and encouragement. We take initiative, embrace challenges, and work to exceed expectations while striving to realize opportunities for continuous improvement. We…

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  • Recognition

Congrats to our Signature Restaurants!

At Border Foods, we pride ourselves on securing many signature restaurant awards each year! Signature Restaurants are locations that deliver best-in-class service and have the people, culture and fundamentals in place to serve fast, craveable food from open to close! If you’re leading or working at a Signature Restaurant, that means you’re at the helm of a premier Taco Bell. How to become a Signature Restaurant: Top 20% of restaurants…

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  • Team Member Spotlight

Border Foods Team Members on Core Values

This spring, we caught up with several of our busiest Restaurant General Managers (RGMs) throughout the U.S.: Ziggy Arrington, Shawn Belknap, Nate Bowie, Barb Bunney, Lisha Burke and Martika Cox and Gayle Grigsby. Looking to start your career? Apply today! Ziggy Arrington says coming to work is really more like coming home at Border Foods where he loves the family atmosphere, and seeing team members grow and change. “I enjoy what…

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  • Team Member Spotlight

RGM Gayle Grigsby on Empowerment

If there’s anyone who knows the ins and outs of quick service restaurants (QSR), it’s Gayle Grigsby. An on–again, off–again employee since 1997, Gayle says there’s no other brand in the world like Taco Bell.  “From when I was young, I knew I wanted to be in the restaurant industry,” Gayle says. “My dad always said, ‘Things change in the world, but one thing remains: People have to eat.’” With…

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  • Team Member Spotlight

RGM Shawn Belknap on Integrity

We caught up with Shawn Belknap, a Restaurant General Manager in our Wisconsin market, and asked a simple question: “Why do you think your team members like coming to work each day?” His answer was simple, too, “Because I’m myself,” he says. “The person I am in my restaurant is the person I am at home.” It’s that kind of integrity that keeps Shawn’s restaurant team cohesive and high-performing. “We…

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