- Team Member Spotlight
by Border Foods
Nate Bowie never would have guessed that he’d find his dream job at Taco Bell. But as fate would have it, he’s now worked his way into a position as the General Manager at our Lincoln Way location in Wyoming, and he’s not looking back.
It all started about seven years ago when Nate was working at Walmart. One of his co-workers was Zack Schumaker’s mother (Zack is our rockstar in Wyoming).
“She told me that I really should apply for a job with Border Foods,” Nate recalls. “I went over for an interview with Zack and Todd [Austin], and the rest is history.”
Nate says that Border Foods took a chance on him, noting that he didn’t have any quick service restaurant experience and everything about the industry was new. But with the right training, Nate quickly caught on. Within the first eight months on the job, Nate was promoted from Assistant General Manager to General Manager of the Casper, Wyoming location. In October 2020, Nate moved to Cheyenne where he managed the location, and then he eventually moved to Lincoln Way — Border’s third busiest location.
Today, as the GM of a high-volume restaurant, Nate says he gets the privilege of managing his own “mini business.”
“Sometimes we run $16,000 days back to back to back,” Nate says. “So as the manager of a restaurant at that level, I really can’t be just on the floor, or just with the customers. I need to be part of every aspect. And I love that.”
Nate says that over the last three years, he’s seen Border Foods elevate locations and focus on overall restaurant excellence, a new core value that the company wants to embrace at every turn.
“From our customer service to our buildings, to the way we treat our teams, we’re top tier,” Nate says. “I hope to keep moving up the chain and continue to train and develop people.”
One thing Nate loves about the company: “It doesn’t matter what your background is, if you’re a hard worker, you can do anything here at Border.”
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