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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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Border Foods hosts first-ever e-sports tournament

Did you hear? We’re preparing to conclude our first-ever, companywide e-sports tournament this week, complete with a livestreamed Rocket League competition in which employees will vie for bragging rights and cool prizes, including 4K TVs, gaming chairs and more. Our first venture into competitive gaming, the “Taco Ball” tournament pits three-person teams of employees against each other from restaurant locations in Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming…

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Minnesota Market Celebrates Family Day at Valleyfair

  Our Minnesota Market celebrated Family Day last month at Valleyfair. Our day was complete with burgers, fries, carnival games rides and lots of laughter. During lunch, our leaders enjoyed surprising one of our Border Foods Scholarship Award recipients with a giant check. Congrats to Kailey Sanders for receiving $3,00 to put toward her education goals! A big thanks to everyone who came out to join in the fun! I…

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Sioux Falls Market Gathers for Annual Family Day!

Every year, Border Foods hosts a series of “family days” in an effort to connect markets, celebrate successes, and just have fun as a larger group. We love meeting children, partners, and spouses during our meet and greets — and the afternoon spent at an amusement park is a welcomed break for all of us. For our Sioux Falls market, we celebrated at Wild Water West. Thanks to our local…

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Vivian Celebrates 40 Years with Taco Bell

At Border Foods, tenure means everything to us. We work hard to provide opportunities and a successful career path to anyone who’s willing to put in the hard work. In turn, we’re honored to have so many team members who have been part of our family for decades. We caught up with Vivian Fields, a team member in Beloit, WI, who just celebrated her 40th year with the brand. Congrats…

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Heart of Border Foods Award: Nominations Open

The Heart of Border Foods Award was created as a way to honor Carol Williams, our former VP of Operations who passed away in 2018. Carol was really the founder of our family culture. Over the last 20-some years, Carol both shaped our company culture and encouraged team members to follow in her footsteps along the way. The Heart of Border Foods Award is like a life time achievement award…

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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…

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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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Celebrating Summer with Free Family Fun

Every year, Border Foods hosts a set of Family Days. These special, complimentary get-togethers give Border Foods team members a chance to spend time together outside of the restaurant. Plus, families can tag along, meet co-workers, and enjoy the fun. New this year, we extended complimentary amusement park tickets (and in some cases, Fandango tickets) to every Shift Manager position — a reflection of the business’s success.  

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Introducing: The Heart of Border Foods Award

As most of you know, Carol Williams was an integral part of our business since inception. When she began working with Taco Bell 30 years ago, we knew there was something special about Carol. Sure, she could make a taco, manage a restaurant, oversee an area. But she could also help a team member fulfill a dream, capture goals and put them into action, listen when it mattered most, and…

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