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Holts Summit, Mo – Champs Chicken® is pleased to announce a new partnership with Gas Express LLC, a franchisee of Circle K convenience stores based in the Atlanta region.

Beginning in spring of 2020, over 30 Gas Express LLC’s Circle K locations will begin serving Champs Chicken in the Atlanta, GA and Little Rock, AR communities. By end of 2021, over 60 locations will offer this hot chicken program.

Champs Chicken is famous for its premium 5-star, freshly breaded chicken tenders along with a full menu line-up. Its menu includes a variety of meal options and sides including crispy fish and shrimp, chicken sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, potato wedges, sweet corn and so much more. Based on location, a few Circle K stores will have the Cooper’s Express® menu, featuring a simplified menu and a kicked-up Cajun flavor profile.

“We are proud to partner with Champs Chicken in the Atlanta area,” states Amin Chitalwala, CEO of Gas Express LLC, a Circle K franchisee based in Atlanta. “We want to serve our customers with the highest quality food that they expect – at an affordable price – and by partnering with Champs Chicken, we can do just that. Their menu, food quality and customer support are second to none.”

Shawn Burcham, CEO and founder of Champs Chicken’s parent company, PFSbrands®, also expressed excitement for this new partnership: “We remain unwavering in our commitment to customers. When you see our label, you can be assured you’ll receive the best meal at a great value, each and every time. We’re excited to be working with Gas Express LLC and Circle K and we look forward to serving the Atlanta and Little Rock communities.”

This partnership comes at a time when chicken is proving to be a signature item in the convenience store industry. According to a 2019 GasBuddy survey, foodservice dollars comprise nearly 23% of total convenience store sales, which is a 3% increase over the past five years. Not only has foodservice grown, but chicken sandwiches rank second only to burgers as the most popular food item on restaurant menus, according to The NPD Group.


Gas Express is a proud franchisee of Circle K, known worldwide for quality products and great customer service. Based in Atlanta, their goal is continued growth and profitability through commitment, community mindedness, and responsible retailing and to continue to expand the Circle K presence in much of Georgia through an exclusive master franchise agreement in Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb and Fulton counties.


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®). PFSbrands was ranked by INC. Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in the USA for 9 consecutive years. Champs Chicken, the company’s flagship franchise, was founded in 1999 and has since resulted in continuous year-over-year growth with approximately 400 locations across 39 states. For more information visit ChampsChicken.com.  

Media Contact: PFSnews@PFSbrands.com