Border Puts People, Relationships, Inclusion at the Top at Annual Leadership Meeting

In mid-November, Border Foods hosted its Above Restaurant Leaders (ARLs) for the annual All ARL Meeting in Minnetonka, MN to shine the spotlight on its most important asset: the people. At Border, the people are the prize! Approximately 60 company leaders flew in from across all our markets, including Area Coaches, Region Coaches, HR business partners, training personnel and Border Foods’ directors of operations. “The entire meeting was built around…

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Fargo, ND Taco Bell is newly Renovated

The Fargo, ND Taco Bell was renovated, and we’re thrilled with the new look! The restaurant has taken on a modern design with a traditional twist. It’s brightened up with a mix of whites and neutrals, while still keeping the classic Taco Bell purple. Review our updates below: An extension to the building was added to increase space for employees and food/product storage. New kitchen floors and wall finishes were…

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  • Giving

Congrats to our 2020 Border and Carol Williams Scholars!

  We are so excited to officially announce the 2020 Border Foods and Carol Williams Scholarship recipients! The scholarships were created in tandem as a way to help Border Foods team members reach higher education goals. The Carol Williams Scholarship carries extra special meaning as it celebrates the memory, passion and dedication of our late VP of Operations, Carol Williams. (watch a quick clip about the scholarship). This year, we…

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  • Culture

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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Welcome Fairmont, MN, Our 200th Restaurant!

On Dec. 17, we opened the doors of our 200th restaurant in Fairmont, MN–a milestone for every team member. It’s hard to believe that we started with just six restaurants located in regional shopping centers in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in 1987! “Not in our wildest dreams could we image that today we’d be the predominant Taco Bell operator in the upper Midwest,” said Lee Engler, Founder and CEO. “What…

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  • Operations

Border Foods grows with 13 new restaurants

In the beginning of July, our company acquired 13 new Taco Bell restaurants in the Quad Cities area! We’re already well on our way, learning from our new team members and getting to know this new market. We’ve also given our new team members a proper Border Foods welcome with special notes, dinners, and celebrations! New area at a glance Meet the team Locust St., IA—RGM: Angela Hautzenrader Cleveland, IA—RGM:…

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