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Serving Up Support to Chase Your Dreams: Scholarship Applications are Now Open!

Border Foods is investing in YOUR higher education. Education is important to us! That’s why we created the Border Foods and Carol Williams Scholarships, aimed at supporting our team members in pursuit of dreams outside the restaurant.  Since we launched these programs in 2019, we’ve given out hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship money to students within the Border Foods family. And we’ve got more than TRIPLE that amount…

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Volunteering in Our Communities

It’s a tradition we can’t get enough of: getting Border Foods leaders out of our restaurants and into the community for some hands-on volunteering. Enjoy highlights from an active 2023 holiday season across the markets! “We try to get involved with organizations that we already have relationships with through the Taco Bell Foundation,” says Community Outreach Specialist Mollie Sommer. Proximity to our restaurants is obviously key. Volunteering for organizations that…

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Growing the Heart of Border Foods with “Heartstyles”

An Above Restaurant Leader (ARL) meeting recently welcomed every ARL from the entire company for a few days of growth, training and learning, where we spent time focusing on an exciting new offering planned for 2024: Heartstyles! Heartstyles is a leadership development program designed to give Border Foods team members the tools to become the best versions of themselves, lead authentically, and build a workplace culture that unlocks team member…

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Making a Difference with a New Golf Fundraiser

We’re officially less than one week away from Border Foods’ FIRST Swinging for Scholarships golf event! We visited with Mollie Sommer, the Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist at Border Foods, to learn more about this exciting event. Swinging for Scholarships is the first event of its kind. All are welcome to come out and enjoy the course while supporting a great cause. While it’s a great reason to get people…

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Celebrating Scholarship Winners Never Gets Old!

We have some pretty fantastic summertime traditions at Border Foods. In tandem with annual Family Fun Days throughout our markets, this is the time of year when we catch a handful of deserving scholarship winners by surprise with much-desired scholarship checks. “For us, it’s all about making lives better,” says President Aaron Engler. “When we make our people a priority, of course the guests benefit, too. We love surprising people…

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Border Foods’ Own Awarded $125,000 in Live Más Scholarships

“Live Más” in Spanish translates to “live more” but when it comes to the Taco Bell Foundation, we see it really play out as “give more!” The Foundation has generously awarded 12 of our team members a total of $125,000 in Live Más Scholarships. Throughout April and May, we enjoyed traveling around Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan and even Montana to celebrate each of our 2023 Live Más recipients who work in…

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Border Foods’ Winter Cheer & Volunteer Roundup 

To warm hearts and do our part to spread some cheer, Border Foods’ Taco Bell restaurant teams have been keeping busy through bitterly cold winter months by serving in our local communities. All of the organizations we partner with are near and dear to our hearts, and receive Taco Bell Foundation grants as a result of our restaurants’ fundraising at the local level. Take a look at where we’ve been:…

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Hot Giveaway: Signed Memorabilia by Soccer Star Caden Clark

Minnesota-born, taco-lovin’ athlete Caden Clark has become a fresh face for Taco Bell Defy in Brooklyn Park. Born in Medina, the Olympic-bound professional soccer star — who currently plays for the New York Red Bulls — recently took time off to collaborate with Border Foods on a cool YouTube commercial (that shows off the ultra modern restaurant and his juggling skills) and an exciting giveaway of signed memorabilia.  The Caden…

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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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Border Foods Employees Volunteer During the Holidays

In the spirit of helping out the hungry and less fortunate during the holiday season, Border Foods’ employees from all over—from Wyoming to Minnesota—participated in a number of team-building volunteer events benefitting hungry neighbors and hungry nations. Take a look at where we served, giving back but also getting a lot back in return (a sense of satisfaction, warm hearts, team spirit, fun!): Twin Cities office and field staff spent…

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