Taco Bell employee Lisa Sparkman was recently promoted to supervisor at the restaurant located in the university’s Student Center.
“I’m the one who makes sure everything around here gets done,” Sparkman said.
Sparkman’s new position includes taking food orders, giving orders to other employees and transporting files to various offices in the Student Center. According to Sparkman, being the Taco Bell supervisor is not all fame and glory in the kitchen; the mass of students keep Sparkman and other employees busy every day.
“It’s a day to day job,” Sparkman said. “You know, some days you have good days, some days you have alright days, and some days you have horrible days.”
According to Sparkman, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are the most hectic workdays, especially during the 2 p.m. happy hour. Despite the daily feeding frenzies, Sparkman said she recognizes familiar faces that frequently stop by.
Sparkman has worked in multiple locations in the Student Center where Sparkman has worked since joining the Aramark staff in August 2006. She has also worked at Java City and Chick-fil-A.
“It can get quite boring after a while,” Sparkman said. “As for smelling it every day, there are some mornings when I come in here and just go, ‘Bleh!'”
As Sparkman takes on her new position, she will continue to make sure there is never a shortage of crunch wraps and tacos.