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Vince on Culture & People Development

Culture is a combo of deluxe proportions at Summerwood. It’s a blending of people, opportunity, chosen family and heart, with a drizzle of excellence on every item. “ … the customer experience will never exceed the team member experience.” – Vince, RGM Meet Vince, RGM of our Gibbstown Taco Bell in New Jersey. He’s been […]

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Operations

Family Feel Everywhere at Summerwood

Family Feel Everywhere at Summerwood “I waited all my life to be able to tell her what to do!” -Teesha on being her own mom’s boss. A strong bond exists within many of our teams at Summerwood. In fact, in some restaurants, we have biological family members working side by side like Alisha and daughter […]

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Restaurant Veteran Joins Summerwood in the Midst of Pandemic

Adam has worked in the restaurant industry for 24 years. He joined Summerwood after five years as an Area Director for a Greek quick service restaurant (QSR) chain down South. He says he held several “above store” leadership roles before moving to Pennsylvania in 2020 to get married. Today, he’s one of our great Area […]

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Giving

Second Chances at Summerwood = $17, 500!

At Summerwood, we believe in second chances. That’s why we created the Second Chance Scholarship as a way to financially support ambitious team members who’ve taken a shot at landing one of Taco Bell’s Live Más Scholarships, but haven’t won quite yet. We believe it takes courage just to apply! Summerwood’s Second Chance Scholarships Employees […]

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Brian: Living Proof of Growth, Opportunity at Summerwood

This is Brian, a wonderful Area Coach for Summerwood. His is a story of “bouncing around, helping the company out” and climbing the career ladder steadily with Taco Bell for over two decades. He was humbled to be interviewed for the Summerwood blog. “It’s been a great ride so far and I’m enjoying it.” – […]

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New Restaurant Openings

Summerwood Goes West!

Everything we do at Summerwood is certainly a group effort, and that’s especially true when we build new stores. Our latest Summerwood grand opening took place on Monday, June 5, when we had the pleasure and privilege of opening our newest store in Monroeville, Pennsylvania! This location is Summerwood’s first new dual-lane drive thru store […]

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Anastasia: The RGM Who Found Her Voice and a Family With Summerwood

What started as a way to pay for insurance on a new car, became a lifelong career for Anastasia, a Restaurant General Manager (RGM) for Summerwood Taco Bell. After graduating from high school in 2007, Anastasia got the push to apply for her first job from a friend who was already working for Taco Bell. […]

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New Restaurant Openings

From Demolition To Building Community In Breinigsville

Less than a year ago, the planning commission of Upper Macungie granted approval to demolish an existing Taco Bell restaurant and construct a new facility. On Monday, May 15, at 8:00 AM, our newly renovated Taco Bell opened, boasting features that were new to the site, such as a double drive-thru layout, new curbing, landscaping […]

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Taco Bell Mathematician: Summerwood + Brahime = Career Success

When Mr. Rogers said, “Look for the helpers,” we’re pretty sure he was talking about people like Brahime. Now a Restaurant General Manager (RGM) for our Franklin Mills Taco Bell, Brahime first joined Summerwood to help a friend. “I always want to help,” he says.   Brahime started as a team member simply looking for […]

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The Shift Lead Known As “Taco Bell Mom”

Michelle was already a mom to one of her own when she joined the Summerwood Taco Bell team in 1995 and became an honorary “Taco Bell Mom.” Her son was four months old at the time, and hospitalized with croup, when Michelle realized she needed to find a job. A neighbor worked for Taco Bell […]

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