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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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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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Team Member Spotlight: Melissa

Meet Melissa, the current Restaurant General Manager (RGM) at Summerwood’s Enola location and former RGM at our first ever Taco Bell Go Mobile in Lititz, PA., the brand’s new, digitally advanced restaurant concept. Melissa was looking for something different when she joined Summerwood in 2011 after working in the grocery store sector. She was excited to work in a […]

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Congrats to our Signature Restaurants

Signature Restaurants are the restaurants that deliver best-in-class service, people, and culture. Plus, they have the fundamentals in place to serve high quality food from open to close. When you qualify to become a Signature Restaurant, that means you have mastered how to run a successful Taco Bell, and you’re setting the bar high for […]

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Team Member Spotlight: Mallory

Meet Mallory, a 20-year-old rising star at Summerwood. She got her first job with Taco Bell in 9th grade and now runs her own restaurant in Elizabethtown, PA.  Mallory never thought she’d be where she is. In fact, she believes Summerwood really had a hand in her career development, especially the discovery of her own […]

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Team Member Duo: Twins Nikkie & Kimmie

Meet Nikkie and Kimmie, gregarious twins who’ve devoted their careers to Summerwood. They’ve both been with the company for 27 years! Both have successfully climbed the career ladder at Summerwood. Kimmie, now a Restaurant General Manager, who just opened a new Taco Bell in Marlton, NJ, where Nikkie joins her as Shift Manager.  Returning to […]

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Team Member Spotlight: Cierra

Meet Cierra, the Shift Manager at Summerwood’s Elizabethtown Taco Bell. Unlike most employees, she hadn’t really eaten at Taco Bell before taking a job with us! Three years later, she has no trouble naming her favorite menu item: the beef quesarito. Cierra joined the Elizabethtown location as a Food Champion when she was just 15; […]

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Team Member Duo: Steve & Teesha

Meet Steve and Teesha, newlyweds who caught one another’s eyes nine years ago in a Taco Bell lobby. It was love at first sight and they still seem to have the spark, as evidenced in their shared humor. Teesha claims Steve winked at her; he totally denies the accusation. Today, this dynamic duo agrees that […]

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Harrisburg location now open!

Join us in celebrating the re-opening of our new Harrisburg location! Team Harrisburg (formally Jonestown Rd.) opened its doors again on Dec. 26. Sales are building again as the community is excited to have us back! Thank you to: Denise, Joe, Rich, Pete and the construction team for keeping pace and making sure we stayed […]

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Summerwood Welcomes 55 New Restaurants

We’re excited to officially welcome 55 new restaurants to the Summerwood family. On Dec. 22, we acquired a number of locations across Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This growth opportunity allows us to bring on roughly 1,300 new employees and expand from 3 regions to 7 regions– thank you to all of the leaders […]

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