Talk of Tacala






We recently celebrated a successful 2022 at our North Star Leadership Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. We enjoyed being back together for our Tacala Family Reunion In Living Color for the first time since Covid-19. We were honored to have Taco Bell’s Chief Global Brand Officer, Sean Tresvant join us and help motivate our teams for 2023!

Tacala’s Senior Leadership Team gave out many well-deserved awards and rewarded our top performers with our annual North Star award! This year’s Top 10% North Star winners will enjoy an Alaskan Cruise, and our Top 11-20% will enjoy a trip to Sandestin Beach Resort!


Congratulations to our Top 10% North Star Winners:

Alina Gonzalez Lopez Flora Ellis Maria Delarosa Sandra Zimmerman
Ashley Hampel Hailey Little Maricela Morales Stephanie Mitchell
Blake Chaney Heather Minor Mark Benavides Stephen Fleming
Casey Fowler Irma Hernandez Mason Masingo Storm Almy
Cassandra England Jacqueline Dorris Me-Me Davis Stormy Barnes
Charity Nowlin Jessica Rankin Michael Byrd Tamara Carter
Charles Hopp Jessie Graham Morgan Parker Teresa Necessary
Daisy Pineda Jesus Salinas Natalie Elders Tiera Bollinger
Damyronique Henry John Price Penny Goodrich Tori Moss
David Brown Jordan McGuffee Regina Green Travis Wyatt
Eric French Kristy Russell Robby Kirkland Wendy Graham
Erik Brown Latrina Patrick Robin Hassan Zaria Jones


 Congratulations to our Top 11-20% North Star Winners:

Angel Lugo Christopher Starnes Jose Gonzales Michael Arenz
Angela Crumpton Clovie Burr Jose Jaime Mike O’Quin
Annette Leslie Coleman Elliott Katrina Jones Pam Bell
Ashley Clegg Daphnee Morgan Kim Layman Patrick James
Austin Graham Dominique Williams Lam Huynh Paul Barfield
Brandy Mosko Dylan Ryan Landon Combs Paul Cupp
Brian Speight James Free Lashay Barnett Releana Randall
Calandria Turner Janece Robison Laura Duron Ric McClendon
Calvin Bush Jeffery Fant Lisa Agyemang Suzanne Earls
Christina Turner Jess Garcia Mary Hargrove Tabatha McFadden
Christopher Hinkle John Monday Melissa Ellis Wilson Dixon


The Tacala Restaurant Leader of the Year award went to Market Training Leader, Crystal Ramirez from Uvalde, Texas.

Co-CEO, Tim Morrison’s Hats Off awards went to Chris Wells from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Lam Huynh from Austin, Texas.

Co-CEO and Chief Finance Officer, Joey Pierson’s Heart award went to Bernard Evans from Phenix City, Alabama.

Chief Compliance Officer, Angelique DeFranco’s Open Door award went to Selenia Medina from New Braunfels, Texas.

Chief Development Officer, Michael Border’s Building A Better Tacala award went to Tynesha Ware Wyckoff from Tallassee, Alabama.

Chief Operations Officer, David Morrison’s Culture Bearer award went to Yesenia Jimenez from Lampasas, Texas.

Chief Administrative Officer, Ragan Cain’s Piggy Bank award went to Daisy Pineda from Bryan, Texas.

Chief Marketing Officer, Marjorie Perlman’s Beat Year Ago Sales award went to Austin Graham from Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.


Congratulations to all of our winners, and best wishes for another successful year for everyone in 2023!