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How do you spell Shanon? We Spell it HUSTLE

  Shanon has been with Summerwood since he was 16 years old and quickly climbed the ranks. He became a shift manager at 18 years old. Two years later, Shanon was promoted to assistant manager and six months after that, he assumed the restaurant general manager (RGM) role. Today, Shanon works as a Restaurant Training […]

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LOYALTY IS LIFE FOR THIS SUMMERWOOD AREA COACH

  Twenty-nine years: That’s what loyalty looks like to Christine, an Area Coach for Summerwood Area 15. Like many people looking for a job, Christine was first enticed to apply at Summerwood because a friend worked there.  Christine began her career with Summerwood as a Team Member, moved up to Shift Manager, then assistant and […]

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Summerwood: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Liza has been with Summerwood almost as long as she has been married: 23 impressive years! Currently a Project Coach in Georgetown, DE, Liza began her Summerwood career while living in Philadelphia, PA. Typically, when moving homes, you might be assisted by friends or family, but Liza had help from her employer, Summerwood. Nine years […]

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Summerwood Helps Rising RGM Persevere Through Times of Trial

Chandra’s inspiring story starts with struggle. Now RGM at our Bristol location, she joined Summerwood in May 2013 as a team member, after moving with her husband and family from New York. It was a tough move. Chandra didn’t know anyone, juggled two jobs, had young children at home, and to top it off, arrived with […]

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Team Member Spotlight: Kierra

Kierra’s Summerwood journey started in 2010 at her neighborhood Taco Bell when she was just 16 years old. “It was always a nice place, so I decided to apply one day and I got the job,” she says. Kierra started as a crew member before leaving to attend school. She would later return to Taco […]

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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 Restaurant 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,” […]

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