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Holts Summit, Mo – Champs Chicken®, the flagship franchise of PFSbrands®, is proud to celebrate it’s 20-year anniversary! Shawn and Julie Burcham founded PFSbrands in 1998 and later created the Champs Chicken concept. The first Champs Chicken location opened on April 30, 1999 at Show Me Oil Company in Auxvasse, MO.

Since opening its first location, Champs Chicken has grown to over 350 locations across the country primarily inside supermarkets and convenience stores. The Champs Chicken brand was recently named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list.

Back in 1999, PFSbrands had three employees and operated out of a garage in Willard, MO. In 2000, Shawn took a major risk by purchasing 8.35 acres in Holts Summit, MO and building a new 5,000 square foot office and warehouse facility. Today, PFSbrands has grown to employ over 140 employee-owners and the company has over 110,000 square feet under its roof in Holts Summit, MO. PFSbrands has been named by INC. Magazine as one of the “Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in the USA” for 9 consecutive years.

“We are proud to have established our roots in Missouri and expand across the country over these past 20 years,” CEO and founder Shawn Burcham explains. “I remember the excitement and pressure I felt that opening day in Auxvasse, Missouri, and am so pleased with where our team has gone. We owe our success to the strong relationships we’ve established with our wholesale and retailer partners.”

The Champs Chicken brand was built around Burcham and his family’s passion for racing. The original logo featured “Champ” in a racecar driving suit with a checkered racing flag. Today, the logo has seen a few updates but still includes the primary character of Champ to continue the tradition.

To celebrate its racing heritage, Champs Chicken is giving away 4 FREE tickets to the NASCAR race at Talladega Super Speedway on October 13, 2019. From April 30 – May 20, entrants may submit their email address once per day on https://woobox.com/4x2ng6 to be considered. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/ChampsChicken/. Rules and restrictions apply.


The Champs Chicken trademark is owned by PFSbrands®. PFSbrands provides three successful hot food brands primarily in the c-store and supermarket industries -- Champs Chicken, Cooper's Express® and BluTaco®. These brands are all trademarks of Pro Food Systems, Inc. (PFSbrands). Champs Chicken uses a unique “business-within-a-business” franchise model. Cooper's Express is built on a simple supply agreement.  While both programs feature no upfront franchise fees and no on-going royalty fees, they each have a unique set of benefits. The newest addition, BluTaco, is a quick-serve “build-to-order” Mexican bar franchise featuring tacos, bowls and burritos with a southwest flair. For more information on Champs Chicken, visit champschicken.com.

Media Contact: PFSnews@PFSbrands.com