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Team member spotlight: Francisco

Most 16-year-olds want a car for their birthday, but Francisco had his sights set on something even better: a job at Taco Bell. “On my 16th birthday, I sent in an application and I came to talk to the manager,” he shares. Francisco was interviewed the same day, and a week later, began his career […]

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Spotlight

Team Member Spotlight: Brian

Meet Brian, general manager of Summerwood’s Somers Point, New Jersey, Taco Bell. He joined the company about a year ago as an RGM after realizing he was no longer happy with where he was. You could say he noticed the Summerwood difference right away. “By taking care of the people, they take care of their […]

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Team Member Spotlight: Janelle

Meet Janelle, a Restaurant Training Manager at Summerwood’s Maple Shade, NJ KFC/Taco Bell location, who has worked with the company for 19 years. When she was 15 years old, Janelle’s mom passed away and she was in need of a job. Enter Summerwood.  “Summerwood is the place to be,” she says. “We definitely take care […]

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Team Member Spotlight: Rahfael

Meet Rahfael, a Breakfast Coach at the Sicklerville, New Jersey, Taco Bell. The start of Rahfael’s Summerwood journey sounds like the beginning of any good story (it was “a rainy day…”). Rahfael was looking for a job and decided he needed a new start. He joined Summerwood as a Team Member in October 2018 and, […]

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Team Member Spotlight: Azelina

Meet Azelina, a Restaurant General Manager (RGM) for Summerwood, who says a great employee is passionate and caring, and knows how to work hard and play hard simultaneously. At 25, she certainly exemplifies all of these things.  Azelina’s journey with Taco Bell began when she accepted her first job at 16. Today, she leads the […]

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New Restaurant Openings

Summerwood Reopens Red Lion Taco Bell After Complete Rebuild

On May 25, 2022, Summerwood announced the reopening of its Red Lion, Pennsylvania location. Undergoing a full scrape and rebuild, the revamped Taco Bell is beautiful and open for business.Thanks to superstar RGM Kenya and her devoted team, the first day of serving customers was a total success.We’d would like to acknowledge the many other […]

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Team Member Spotlight: Vincent

Meet Vincent, one of Summerwood’s newest hires at the Sicklerville, NJ, Taco Bell. Vincent has been a crew member for three months, having joined the team after floating around to various jobs, trying to figure out what he wanted to do next. Vincent says he applied with Summerwood at the chance for opportunity, flexibility. In […]

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Giving

Congrats to the 2022 Live Más Scholarship recipients!

The Taco Bell Foundation is awarding $2,250,000 in Live Más Scholarships to 218 Taco Bell Team Members across the country, thanks to generous donations from Taco Bell Owners. We are thrilled to share that 22 of those Team Members are from Summerwood! Please join us in recognizing: Christian R. $5,000 Interest: Media & BroadcastingLocation: Fairfax […]

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Operations

Summerwood opens new KFC in Sicklerville

Join us in welcoming a brand new New Jersey-based KFC to the Summerwood family! Our new restaurant opened on Feb. 22, 2022 in Sicklerville, a small town just 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia. The Team was well prepared for the volume from an operations and staffing perspective. We provided strong support during the opening with […]

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Operations

2022 State of the Union Recap

Every year, Summerwood comes together to celebrate the incredible work done by our teams across the company. And while we love to recognize hard work in person, this year, we were able to honor 2021’s special achievements through the Summerwood State of the Union zoom event. Restaurants leaders from every market gathered at set locations […]

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