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Team Member Spotlight: Karen

Karen is a Restaurant General Manager (RGM) at Summerwood’s Bel Air, MD Taco Bell with 35 years of experience in the business. Karen was working for another restaurant chain when she heard through the grapevine that a great company just assumed ownership of the local Taco Bell, prompting her to transition back into the Taco […]

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Team Member Spotlight: Tori

Tori is an Assistant Manager at Summerwood’s Somers Point, NJ Taco Bell location who is fueled by positive energy and lattes. Tori’s first job was working at Taco Bell, and after taking a break to go to school and trying different careers, she headed back to “the Bell.” “I worked a lot of different jobs […]

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Team Member Spotlight: Cat

Technically, she’s an Area Coach at Summerwood’s Maryland and Delaware Taco Bell locations, but after a few minutes of chatting with Cat, it’s easy to see how that title could translate to “Life Coach.” Cat has been with Taco Bell for 12 years since moving to the U.S. from Australia with her husband. But Taco […]

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Team Member Spotlight: Kyle

This is Kyle, an energetic team member at a Summerwood KFC who aims to spread cheer and laughter wherever he goes. Kyle’s career with KFC began with a “Help Wanted” sign hanging in the restaurant window and a friendly follow up call from Gabby, the RGM. Initially responding to the recruitment poster, he’s now been […]

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Team Member Spotlight: Michael

Meet Michael, a Regional General Manager (RGM) at Summerwood’s Cockeysville, MD location. Michael boasts an impressive 23 years working for Taco Bell — seven with Summerwood. It was at Summerwood where he learned that culture is the main thing that drives a franchise. “Culture creates the environment, it creates the positivity,” Michael asserts.  “Culture,” “family” […]

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Team Member Spotlight: Ervin

Ervin is a Restaurant General Manager (RGM) at the Dover, Delaware Taco Bell location going on three years. And you might say his experience with Summerwood has been golden. Ervin moved with his wife for her job and, when it came to his next role, knew he wanted something that would lead to a career. […]

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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: Damon

Meet Damon, the Restaurant General Manager (RGM) for Summerwood’s Whitewash location. He’s been with Summerwood for eight years and counting. How did it start? According to Damon, his Taco Bell career began with some pressure from his parents, who were nudging him to think more seriously about the future. “I was like, I’m going to […]

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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: Kenisha

Meet Kenisha, a Lead Assistant Restaurant Manager (LARM) at the KFC/Taco Bell in Salisbury, MD. She has been happily employed with Summerwood for three and a half years, joining the company from another popular QSR franchise. “I needed… something different,” she says. “I enjoy… just meeting different people.” She says currently, she hops around a […]

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