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About PFSbrands

PFSbrands is an employee-owned company that 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 ongoing royalty fees, they each have a unique set of benefits. 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 92,000-sq. ft. corporate headquarters and national distribution center located in Holts Summit, Missouri. With over 1,400 branded locations in 39 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. To learn more about each of our programs, click a logo below:

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September 30, 2021

Mason Hutchison Named VP of Business Development for PFSbrands®

Holts Summit, Mo – PFSbrands, a leading foodservice provider promoted Mason Hutchison of St. Louis, Mo to the position of Vice President of Business Development. Since joining PFSbrands in 2019, Hutchison has been instrumental in building relationships with key wholesalers and retailers, driving innovative technology solutions, and promoting regional growth through new accounts. As VP of Business Development, he will expand on those successes as he oversees all aspects of business development, including leading a team of twenty-three Business Developers.  

“It is fantastic to be able to promote an internal candidate into this position that is so critical to the future growth of our company,” said Founder and CEO Shawn Burcham. “Because of Mason’s global ownership thinking approach and because of the importance of his new position, he will also be joining our Senior Leadership Team (SLT).”

In 2021, Hutchison played a key role in driving the rapid growth of the company’s new pizza programs: Hangar 54 Pizza (franchise) and Wingman Pizza (license). In just 9 months, over 150 accounts were sold, out of which 100 are already open. The 100% employee-owned company now has over 1,825 foodservice accounts.

“What attracted me to PFSbrands was our shared passion for bringing innovative technology and processes to foodservice,” said Mason Hutchison. “The coming growth of this company is huge, from continuing to grow our brands in grocery stores and convenience stores to launching Champs Chicken in freestanding locations. I can’t wait to see what our team of employee owners will continue to do to help our retailers be more successful than ever.”

Hutchison earned a Master of Science (M.S.) from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where he served as a student assistant coach for the Vols (men’s basketball team). That competitiveness and teamwork-mindset then fueled his 17+ years of success in sales and business development, including sales leadership positions at Crown Poly and Aperion, a division of Hussman.

Hutchison will be attending NACS with PFSbrands on October 6-8. Please stop by booth #4938 to visit with him.

About PFSbrands®

Headquartered in Holts Summit, Missouri, PFSbrands® is the parent company of foodservice brands, including Champs Chicken®, Hangar 54 Pizza™ and BluTaco™. These turn-key hot food programs, along with several other of the company’s recognizable license and private-label brands, can be found in over 1,800 convenience stores and supermarkets across the United States. PFSbrands is 100% employee owned and is dedicated to helping you be successful in work and life. For more information, visit pfsbrands.com.

 

For more information, please contact:

Jordanne McCoy, Brand Marketing Director. 573.632.2185 | jordanne.mccoy@pfsbrands.com

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