Brand oversight and strategy for franchise and new build locations.
Drawing reviews for projects about to start construction; this includes freestanding, license, and urban inline/cantina locations. Site strategy sessions for new freestanding and urban market locations with real estate team; we have to evaluate a site to determine if it will be successful or not based on population metrics and local competition. Construction conference calls for all projects under construction.
Taco Bell specific standards, construction fundamentals (best learned on construction sites), civil fundamentals related to site design (I learned this at Taco Bell!), and customer service/clear communication skills, project management and understanding the flow of a job from start to finish.
Here's the first step for high school students
Design and Architecture are big time commitments in college and in the professional world. It requires a "dual-brain" approach: technical and creative, and those two tend to fight one another; which explains the large time commitment. If you're ready to commit, jump in as a declared major as most college programs are impacted. If you're not ready, take a few courses at a junior college to see if it's what you are passionate about and then transfer to a school with an emphasis on the technical.
"Creative fields don't provide job security."