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JANUARY 21, 2019

Holts Summit, Mo – Champs Chicken, one of the three successful hot food brands by PFSbrands®, was named to Entrepreneur’s 2019 Franchise 500 list, ranking #378. The annual ranking, now in its 40th year, is the world’s first and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

“We are proud that Champs Chicken has been named to the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list again this year,” states CEO Shawn Burcham. “It’s a testament to the continual work that our franchisees do to provide a great service to their customers, as well as remind us at PFSbrands that our hard work helping support our franchisees pays off.”

This year, more than 1,000 companies applied for the ranking. Those that rose to the top reveal the latest trends as well as the companies that continue to evolve to keep going strong year after year. Companies are evaluated on five key factors: (1) costs & fees; (2) size & growth; (3) support; (4) brand strength; and (5) financial strength & stability.

After celebrating its 20th anniversary earlier last year, PFSbrands continues to gain momentum and recognition in the foodservice industry. It’s been recognized for four straight years as a Certified Great Place to work, was recently named by the Great Game of Business as a recipient of the All-Star Champion Award, and was named one of INC. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in the USA” for 9 consecutive years.

To learn more about the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500/2019.

ABOUT PFSBRANDS®

PFSbrands® provides three successful hot food brands primarily to 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. The company distributes its branded products out of its 65,000-sq. ft. corporate headquarters and national distribution center located in Holts Summit, Missouri. With over 1,400 branded locations in 40 states, the company was ranked by INC. Magazine as one of the “Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in the USA” for 9 consecutive years. For more information on partnering with our company, interested parties can call (888) 581-9188 or visit www.PFSbrands.com.

Media Contact: PFSnews@PFSbrands.com