Enrique Avalos

Enrique Avalos

Operations Analyst

Taco Bell

Irvine, CA USA

For me, success is making others happy.


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Enrique Avalos


My road in life has been direct.
I grew up in a family of five and we struggled with our financial situation.
I ended up taking a part-time job at Taco Bell to help the family.
Whenever corporate would visit, there was always a buzz around our store.
I started looking up to corporate, and working in the corporate office became one of my dreams.
I took a semester of college when I was an RGM, but I wanted to be with my team, so I dropped out.
However, my current boss encouraged me to go back, and set me up with our Excelsior program.
Now I’m just two classes away from attaining my bachelor’s degree.
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Operations Analyst

I work for the operations department, focusing on our restaurants’ systems and processes.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

My team’s focus right now is rolling out a new back-of-house system, and my specific role is to make sure that the new back-of-house system is reporting the same data as our delegate system. We want to make sure that all the numbers are matching up, and that our systems are reporting correctly.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Go as far as you can with your education and always put your education first. If you’re working at Taco Bell, they’ll do everything they can to help you with your schedule and make sure that you can keep pursuing an education—take advantage of that.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You need to help out the family."