Taco Times

What....our First 100+ CORE Score.....
This is Connie Bray, GM and Tammie Carmony, Shift Leader at W. Lafayette, In store 324. This was the team on duty for the 101.8%. Yes just 2 of them.

K-Mac Welcomes New Coach - Serena Purdy
Please welcome our newest Coach Serena Purdy who will be taking over the Branson Area. Serena has worked for Taco Bell for 17 years. She started working at the Shepherd of the Hills location in Branson when she was 16. In her 17 years she has helped train and work in a lot of the Springfield stores. Serena worked as a GM at the Nixa store for 6 years and ran outstanding numbers. Last year she won a trip to Florida. We are so excited to see what great things Serena is going to do with this team.

University of Arkansas Razorbash
Here are our Campus Reps, doing what they do best….spreading the word about the Greatness of Taco Bell!!! This was an event at the recent Univ of Arkansas Razorbash; where they talked up the brand to almost all of the incoming Freshman Class, um that would be about 5500 students!!! Kathyrn Sturgill and Emery Parry have been the UA Campus Reps for 3 years now! Around campus they are known as the "Taco Belles"!!!!!!

**New Store** Muskogee, Oklahoma
That’s right team, and of course only Team KMAC can pull it off, but we just opened our 2nd new store of the day!!!! All in same day!!!! Please help me welcome Team Muskogee(our 2nd store in Muskogee) to the Family!!!! Can’t wait to see all that Team 732 and Store Leader Stephanie accomplish over the next few days, months, and years!!!!

Way to go to everyone that has helped get both of these stores open today!!!

P.S.- Thinking Kenny, the Market Coach, is breathing a sigh of relief as he’s added 2 stores!!!!

**New Store** Aubrey, Texas
We opened another store today in Aubrey, Texas! We are looking forward to great things from Team 667, led by Romichelle!!!!

Romichelle has been a great help to a number of other stores since we closed her Aubrey Inline store. She has waited patiently for over 7 months to finally get a full blown, free-standing Taco Bell….and what a beaut it is!!!! Thanks everyone for making this Happen!!!

NASCAR Results
Hello Team! We wrapped up Period 8 last week, and below are the official "NASCAR" results for our Speed Contest! So who took the checkered flag????? It was Team 397 AGAIN!!! They were the fastest store last period AND this period in KMAC Land!!! They are definitely onto something…….Way to Go Team!!!!

Henryetta, Ok Parade
Team 652, led by Krista Pilley, does it again! They scored 2nd place in this years Henryetta Parade.

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Congratulations for Store 565 in Okmulgee, Ok
Today I got to celebrate with Trish and team at 565 for their 100 % core with 1 FSI for round 2. I am so proud of you guys!!! --Christy Bryant (Coach of District #499)

**New Store** Centerton, Arkansas
Wow! The Team looks like they are definitely ready to Rock and Roll at our Newest Store- Centerton, Arkansas! Led by Amanda, we are looking forward to some exciting happenings at their store!!! We're super proud of you guys and congrats on opening and welcome to the KMAC Family!

Golden Ticket Winner
Josh Lyles was just picked as the First Golden Ticket winner for our upcoming Hawaii Trip of 2017!!!! When asked what makes Josh successful....his response was, "all about the Team!" He mentions that he has the best leaders in every one of his store, down to their newest GM at Union City!!! A true leader will always give his team all the credit, and Josh epitomizes what a great leader is all about! Congrats Josh! And thanks to your leadership and your awesome team, you should be packing your bags!!!!!

New Queso products rolling out in OKC Test Market
Once again, Team KMAC steps up to test some new and innovative products for Taco Bell!! Here is Team OKC rolling out a Queso Burrito and Queso Nachos…..both made with an authentic Mexican inspired Queso!

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**New Store** Flora, Illinois
Here is our latest and greatest! Our new store in Flora, Illinois that opened August 18, 2017!!! Way to shine Team Flora!!!!!!

Charles Stewart - New District Coach
Our newest District Coach, out of our Little Rock DMA, is Charles Stewart! Charles will be taking over one of our Dallas Districts in the Lone Star State!!! Charles ran 616 most recently, where he was a multi period, decorated Market Training Manager. He has run many stores for us including 625, 345, 345 and 613…..Some ways he would describe himself is Fearless, Strong Minded, Driven, Adaptive and Willing to Learn; all great skill sets to take with him in his new role within the KMAC Family! Congrats Charles!

TJ Brosnan - New District Coach
TJ has worked for KMAC since 2009. He started as a cleaning captain at Lindbergh and worked his way up to assistant manager at Richardson Rd. He was there for about 6 months. Desoto was opening and his coach asked him to move there as the assistant. His first day at Desoto he was told he was being promoted to GM at another one of our locations, Lemay. He wasn't there long before he was transferred to Hillsboro. There his team and he were able to make it into the top 25 in KMAC. After a year at Hillsboro, he transferred to Belleville for 7 months. His proudest moment - ..."that I can say I developed at least 1 manager at each location I had the pleasure of working at!"

Rally 2017
The Annual KMAC Rally occurred this past April. Wow, what a great experience for all our Store Leaders and Coaches! We had over 300 restaurants represented. Everyone got to go through Justin Patton’s "Coaching with Head & Heart" workshop! That alone was an enlightening interaction for all. Lots of introspective thoughts about how we coach our teams with Head and Heart were happening….and of course the infamous Rally Party!!! 2017 did not disappoint either……all had a great time dancing and socializing the night away!! It goes down as one of the Best!

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Cantina Opening
We opened our first Cantina in March! Wow, what an experience that was and continues to be today! Our first foray into serving alcohol....Twisted Freezes are our specialty now! It is in Fayetteville, Arkansas….on the historic Dickson Street, and just two blocks from the University of Arkansas Campus!!! Go Hogs!

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