Yesterday, June 15 was my official One Year Anniversary of working with the Border Grill Truck. And let me tell you something, it has been one heck of a ride. I figured this post would be in conjuntion with my (VERY) belated blog-iversary (which was in March) since I didn’t really start blogging seriously until around the time I started working for BGT.
This year has been completely out of control – lots of ups and downs, and as with any new business, there were times I felt were more downs than ups. BUT, I’ve learned a lot, and I’m proud to be representing such an interesting and fun company, and I’m glad I got to get in on the ground floor of something so unique. There’s no where left to go but up, and I work with some really great people and have made some amazing friends.
And boy have I had my share of um….experience….helping start the truck from nothing has really been interesting. And I’ve probably seen some things I should have NEVER seen. I worked long and crazy hours, and to be honest, shed a tear or two. But I can actually see the results of my work in front of my eyes and that has been great.
While there are definitely times I feel like I never get to see my friends or have time to socialize, and my friends feel like they never get to see me either, the truck has presented a great opportunity for people I know to come visit ME! I can’t say there are a lot of jobs where your friends can visit you at work and then have them say REALLY nice things about you on the internet afterwards, but working for Border Grill Truck is DEFINITELY one of them. And friends and aquaintances have visited and said some REALLY nice things about me and my job!
Nastassia, Let Me Eat Cake: “Tacos in Sight, Afternoon Delight”
Starry Eyed Foodie: “Hosting the Gov2.0 LA Lunch with Battledish and Border Grill!”
Uncouth Gourmands: “Neighborhood Profile: Exploring Venice in the Rain
Shauna, The Minty’s, Yelp Review
Caroline on Crack: “Blog Bite: Border Grill Truck’s Churro Tots”
And working for Border Grill has definitely provided me with opportunities I would have never been able to have like going to Jonathan Gold’s Gold Standard Event, had I not been working for them.
I know I promised you all a giveaway, so here it is. In celebration of my 1 year anniversary, my boss lady, our COO, has graciously allowed me to give away a $50.00 gift card to the restaurant! The winner should be able to use the gift card at either of the Border Grills in Santa Monica, or Las Vegas, and I believe also at our sister restaurant Ciudad. Unfortunately since our current trucks are not set up with an electronic gift card system you cannot yet use it on the truck.
To enter, comment here with your name and a way to contact you if you win. You should also become a fan of Hot Pink Manolos on Facebook if you are not already, although becoming a fan doesn’t increase your chances of winning. I’m just trying to blatantly self promote.
Also be sure to tweet if you’re on Twitter: Enter @hotpinkmanolos giveaway for a chance to win $50 to Border Grill!! http://bit.ly/bcXeoy
Contest will run through the end of the month and the winner will be selected at random using one of those random number generators. Winner will be posted in an upcoming post, and will be contacted using the info provided in the comment.
Best of luck to all who enter! And be sure to come visit me on the truck!
Photo Courtesy of Nastassia Johnson, Let Me Eat Cake