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A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR GMs & ACs

Golden Bell is Taco Bell’s premier restaurant leadership award. To be selected among 8,000 restaurant managers and only 24 Area Coaches (ACs) nationwide is exceptional and we’re proud of the 11 individuals here at Border Foods who won this year. These special people have just returned from their celebratory trip to Hawaii! “This lifetime experience is available to all general managers.” – Gay Demaree, Director of Operations According to Gay…

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RGM Skyla Has the Best Time at BOTB

Border Foods’ Best of the Best 2024 reward trip represented a series of “firsts” for Restaurant General Manager (RGM) Skyla Behm: It was the first time she’s been to Mexico AND the first time leaving her 10 month-old baby girl. Skyla admits it was a challenge to leave the baby. Good thing she’s always up for a challenge! Per Skyla’s own admission, the Rice Street Taco Bell location she manages…

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ED HESKETT RETIRES AFTER 50 YEARS IN QSR INDUSTRY

Ed Heskett has been our Loss Prevention Manager since May 2012, but to many, he’s “Mr. Ed” and so much more. As Ed prepares for retirement and handing the reigns over to Area Coach Logan Alderson, he remains revered for being a wonderful listener, friend and conversationalist, and a humble and trustworthy leader. “Ed is what I like to call a ‘Border Foods soldier,’” company President Aaron Engler says. “He’s…

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Live Más 2024 Scholarship Winners!

It’s everyone’s favorite season! Live Más Scholarship winner announcements! And Border Foods is proud to reveal 13 winners from our very own Taco Bell restaurants.  This is no ordinary scholarship, Live Más is a passion–based opportunity that allows recipients to make their dreams come true and, in the process, make the world around them a little better, too. Per Taco Bell requirements, applicants share their education plan and how it…

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WIN. REST. REPEAT. MEET EIGHT-TIME BOTB WINNER

Heather Schwartz has been to Mexico for the Best of the Best (BOTB) trip every year that she’s been employed with us. That’s eight times in a row!  When she’s not at the pool, we assure you this gal keeps busy. Heather is Restaurant General Manager (RGM) of our Willmar, MN Taco Bell, which has been No. 1 companywide three of the last five years (just surpassed $2 million in…

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LEADERS WITH BIG HEART AT BORDER!

Announcing this year’s Heart of Border Foods recipients, honoring a small but mighty group of leaders who embody all that is good in the Border world. Congratulations to the following individuals! Brian Axness, CFO Brian is “a super inclusive leader” who “challenges everyone around him” and brings incredible enthusiasm (watch video to hear these sentiments for yourself). Need we say more?! Brian joined the company when payroll and accounting were…

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BEACH-BOUND BOTB WINNERS!

We all know that the best way to kick off any new year is with a plan. At Border Foods, this includes regular, intentional recognition. So, we make a big point to add performance recognition to the calendar. Up next? Our famous “Best of the Best” (BOTB) trip April 3-7! “Best of the Best” is one of Border’s BEST traditions! Congratulations to this year’s reward trip winners, a group of…

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Video Tribute: The Late Great Carol Ann Inspires Annspire

A beautiful legacy lives on … Border Foods’ own Carol Williams, who passed away in 2018, continues to leave her wonderful mark in this world.  In life, it seemed her impact was felt most “at home,” within our company’s restaurants and ranks. She is said to have played a big part in building our family culture, inspiring the creation of the Carol Williams Scholarship Program, the Heart of Border Foods…

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Welcome to the Border Family, Billings!

Please join us in welcoming Border Foods’ newest Taco Bell restaurant, which opened Friday, October 13th in Billings, MT. Thank you so much to the teams involved for your hard work and dedication to building the brand and our Border family! Quick stats: Store Number: 41189 Region Coach: Pam Hare Area Coach: Alisha Burke Restaurant General Manager (RGM): Kenny Stryker RGM Kenny is supported by his Assistant General Manager (AGM)…

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Border Foods: Solid Prep, Training for Restaurant Ownership

Kurt Henricks says he’s always had an inner drive fueling the desire to own his own business. Today, he’s made it a reality as owner of The Dugout Bar & Grill in Bethel, MN, a business he purchased in 2012 after a year of research and exploration. Kurt is a former Border Foods District Manager (and Restaurant General Manager), who was once responsible for Taco Bells throughout northern, southern and…

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