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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 publication highlighted some of Defy’s most unique features: four drive-thru lanes, second-floor kitchen, food delivered via “the modern equivalent of a dumbwaiter.” Co-founder Lee Engler and Taco Bell President Mike Grams were also interviewed.

One of the main highlights is when Mike shares that Defy has attracted “a surplus of talent hoping to work at the futuristic unit,” which is a recruiting win for Border Foods! Read the full article.