Here to Serve

We take great pride in serving our employees by giving them tools to help them achieve their goals, and providing them with recognition along the way. Education is an important component of this initiative. We offer leadership and business training through Tacala Leadership University (TLU), company funded GED certification and the opportunity to apply for college and vocational school scholarships.


My name is Archie Pemberton, and I have been leading Tacala’s Oneida, Tennessee location for 7 years.

I started my Tacala career as a Restaurant Leader and with hard work and dedication, I am now a Market Training Leader (MTL). MTL is a very rewarding job, because I have the opportunity to make an impact on the future leaders of Tacala. Seeing the look on someone’s face when it all clicks and celebrating their success makes all the hard work worth it!

I believe your growth with Tacala is totally up to you. If you are committed and work hard, Tacala will give you the opportunities and the tools to achieve your goals. At Tacala we are a family, and our motto is Here to Serve. We are not just making tacos; we are investing in someone’s future!

Favorite Taco Bell Menu Item: Chicken Power Bowl

If you could design a sauce packet, what would it say? Everyone has a story….just be present!

Gabriel Turner joined the Tacala Family in 2006, and is currently the Restaurant Leader at our UAB location in Birmingham, Alabama. Gabriel says he loves interacting with his customers and his team, and he is motivated by his career and his Teammates to take the opportunity every day to do better than the previous day!

What is your favorite Taco Bell menu item? Cheesy Gordita Crunch

If you could design a sauce packet, what would it say? MILD SAUCE!

Lacie Jones joined the Tacala family in 2018 and has quickly worked her way up to Restaurant Director in Columbiana, Alabama. In her first year as a Restaurant Leader, she was a North Star Winner and earned her spot in Taco Bell Corporate’s Golden Bell Top 100, and her goal is to win again in 2021! Lacie is motivated by her team and works hard to help them succeed and progress within Tacala and in life!

What is your favorite Taco Bell menu item: Rolled Chicken Tacos

If you could design a sauce packet, what would it say? “Keep Smiling Sunshine!”

My name is Bernard Evans, and I am the Restaurant Leader in Phenix City, Alabama.

Being a part of Tacala has impacted my life tremendously! Tacala has improved my professional development in ways I would have never imagined. As a two time winner of the Team Tacala Scholarship, Tacala helped me further my education and earn my Associates Degree. This company is committed to helping each and every individual in the Tacala family grow and become the best version of themselves. I would strongly recommend anyone to join our team! Tacala isn’t just a job; it’s the place to jumpstart a career and bring out the best in yourself. Join us!

Favorite Taco Bell Menu Item: Nachos Bell Grande

If you could design a sauce packet, what would it say? Let’s spice things up!

Tacala Leadership University

Tacala Leadership University (TLU) offers classes for Shift Leaders, Restaurant Leaders, and Area Coaches teaching them leadership skills, team building and the importance of serving others. Leaders and Coaches also have the opportunity to learn communication, customer service and business skills. TLU is one of the many ways we invest in our teams and set them up for success.


Our recognition culture is designed to reward excellence and encourage our teams and leaders to perform their best, strive to advance their career and consistently deliver positive results. Rewards and recognition come in many forms including bonuses, shout outs, fun events, trophies, pizza parties, company paid vacations and more.

Team Tacala Scholarships

In 2014, Tacala initiated the Team Tacala Scholarship fund to provide team members who were graduating High School or enrolled in college with access to scholarship support removing a financial barrier to post-secondary education. Funded by the company as well as proceeds from the Team Tacala Scholarships Golf Experience, Team Tacala Charities has awarded over 450 scholarships.

We are proud to support and encourage the future thinkers, doers and leaders of our country.

Click here to visit our careers page to apply
and find out more details first hand!