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COO Jeff Williams Prepares for Retirement, Leaving Behind a Family Legacy

There are a lot of emotions wrapped up in the forthcoming retirement of company great Jeff Williams, Chief Operations Officer (COO), who has devoted the better part of his career to Border Foods. Jeff joined the company in 1996 soon after his wife, the late Carol Williams, accepted a position. Actually, she’s the one that set up his interview with co-Founder Lee Engler (Jeff and Carol were already married). And…

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Barb Schneider Retires from Border Foods after 25 Years of Service

It was August of 1997 when Barb Schneider saw an opportunity. After working in development for Taco Bell Corporate, she was excited by the chance to be Development Manager for Border Foods. “I had a lot of respect for Jeff and Lee,” Barb recalls. “Border was in its infancy, and it seemed like a good company to grow with.”  And grow they did! Over the course of 25 years, Barb…

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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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Announcing Our 2022 Heart of Border Foods Recipients

Border Foods likes to acknowledge a job well done; recognition is given to individuals and teams who go the extra mile. The Heart of Border Foods accolade is the pinnacle of awards — the highest form of recognition with in our company. It’s like a lifetime achievement award for Border Foods team members. Here, we announce this year’s winners. Congratulations! 2022 heart of border foods recipients: Darlene Dant (32993 Marshall)…

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Border Foods 2022 Rally Recap

At Border Foods, we take time to celebrate achievements annually with a rally. We strive to honor hard work, recognizing team members who step up to be leaders in our company and restaurants with outstanding performance. This year was particularly unique with Border Foods reaching a company milestone: 25 years in business! Our annual rally took place at the Radisson Blu in Bloomington, MN, and brought together more than 400…

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Congrats to our 2022 BOTB Trip Winners!

Well, 2021 was a roller coaster of a year as we navigated the “new normal.” With new strains of COVID and the vaccines coming out, we’ve all been trying to do what’s best for ourselves and our family here at Border Foods. We had many leaders and role models step up and show outstanding performance throughout the year. To show our appreciation, we’re taking these 87 “Best of the Best”…

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Our Biggest Fan: Chalupa Lovin’ Ray

Ray is a 14-year-old eighth-grader and an avid fan of Taco Bell. His room is completely decked out with Taco Bell gear. He also sports our swag. So when asked to write a persuasive essay, Ray picked something he’s passionate about–why Taco Bell is the best chain around–and he nailed it. We welcomed Ray into our Woodbury restaurant, where his father Jose has worked since 2011. He shared his essay…

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Border’s Gay Demaree Joins TCB Mag’s Panel on Post-Covid Consumer Trends in Restaurant Industry

Restaurants today are continuously adapting to the needs and preferences of consumers, especially post-pandemic. With modern innovations–like the contactless experience–being impacted by the pandemic, what changes are here to stay and what traditional practices are consumers wanting back? Border Foods’ Gay Demaree, Director of Operations Excellence, joined a Twin Cities Business panel discussion on advancements happening in the consumer world. Watch the full panel discussion here.   Here are some…

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Introducing the 2021 Border Foods Scholarship Recipients

At Border Foods, we’re committed to making lives better. To us, that means helping you achieve your dreams (whether it’s a career with us or pursuing a passion elsewhere). So with that, congratulations to the 2021 Border Foods Scholarship recipients! This year, we gave away more than $20,000 to team members across the company as a way to show our support for their passions. We wanted to make each scholarship…

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Team member Spotlight: Juli Froehlig

Juli joined Border Foods seven years ago after responding to a Craigslist ad. She had been working at Culver’s for 12 years, but saw no room for advancement or promotion. With a bachelor’s degree and previous industry experience, she knew she needed to make a change to advance her career. Of the transition from Culver’s to Taco Bell, Juli says, “It was a whirlwind, to be honest.” She now feels a…

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