A-Player Programmer Wanted

On May 1, 2017 in Recent news

A-Player Programmer Wanted

“Do you speak the language?”

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Are you the type of all-star programmer that knows your Java from your MVC? Your CSS from your WCF? C# from SQL? In essence, do you speak code?

If so, we need you at PFSbrands to help cement our company as an industry leader in technology!

You may have heard of us… PFSbrands is the parent company of the nation-wide fried chicken franchise, Champs Chicken. Last year we witnessed over 60 million in top-line revenue, we were named one of the Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the nation by INC Magazine for the 8th year in a row, we were named a Great Place to Work for the second year in a row and become 100% employee owned this year… We had a BIG year!

Our current IT team is a hard-hitting all-star lineup that will help propel your growth. Get this, our lead programmer just built an entire marketing hub which will allow our 1000+ retailers to eventually order everything they possibly need – it’s their Amazon-esque stop of anything marketing.

Trust me… You won’t EVER get bored. You will have the tools and expertise to create some of the most innovative programs to hit our industry and you get to become one of our newest employee owners! This all equates to a great place to work with unlimited potential for growth!

So how does it work? Can you meet these basic qualifications?

  • ●  2+ years programming experience in one or more of the following technologies:
      • ●  C#
      • ●  NET
      • ●  MVC
      • ●  HTML5
      • ●  CSS
      • ●  Javascript
      • ●   WCF
      • ●  SQL Server
  • ●  BS/BA in Computer Science or relevant IT Certification/experience
  • ●  Knowledge of Dynamics CRM a plus
  • ●  Excellent verbal and written communication
  • ●  Strong customer service orientation
  • ●  Professional mindset along with adherence to our Core Values
  • ●  Ability to quickly process information and make decisions
  • ●  Excellent time-management with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • ●  Detail-oriented and excellent follow through
  • ●  Must be dependable and able to work independently with little supervision as well as with a team of individuals
  • ●  Must be able to pass background check

If you are curious what the culture is like here at the PFSbrands, reach out to our IT Director, John Bleidistel at: John.Bleidistel@pfsbrands.com. Be sure to apply for the IT Programmer position on our Careers page. You won’t regret it!

It all boils down to this… Do you want to be on the front-lines of innovation? Do you have an unrelenting will to be successful? Do you have a strong desire to work for the best and be the best?

Well, then we are the perfect fit for you.

All you have to do is speak the language!


Why ESOPs Can Be More Than an Exit Strategy

On March 28, 2017 in General, News, Recent news

As a newly-formed ESOP (employee-owned company) we are passionate to share this important message with other businesses. Here is an excerpt from the article featuring PFSbrands on Forbes.com!



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“Our opportunity is limitless,” says Burcham. “We could continue to grow at a double-digit pace for 30 to 40 years, maybe beyond that. But we’re going to need everyone’s commitment here to scale like that.”
– Shawn Burcham, Founder & CEO




You can read the full article on Forbes.com …
here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/darrendahl/2017/03/28/why-esops-can-be-more-than-an-exit-strategy/#23a6173f218c

More about PFSbrands

PFSbrands provides two successful hot food brands to the c-store and supermarket industries — Champs Chicken® and Cooper’s Express®. Both brands are registered 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 company distributes its branded products out of it’s 65,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and national distribution center located in Holts Summit, Missouri. With over 900 branded locations in 36 states, the company has been ranked by INC. Magazine as one of the “Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in the USA” for the last 8 years. For more information on partnering with our company, interested parties can call (888) 581-9188.

Top 6 Expert Advertising Tips for Increasing Your Foodservice Revenue

On January 23, 2017 in Recent news, Pro Tips

Top 6 Expert Advertising Tips for Increasing Your Foodservice Revenue

Foodservice Advertising Tips:

Marketing doesn’t look that hard, right? From an outside perspective it just looks like you throw up a bunch of signs, maybe get a radio ad and publish a Facebook post out and you can instantly improve your revenue… Simple! Is there any strategy that goes into it?

How to Increase Your Store’s Internet Presence

On January 12, 2017 in Recent news, Pro Tips

Beginner's Guide For Increasing Your Store's Internet Presence

Beginner’s Guide to Improving Internet Presence

From Googling the movie quote that’s on the tip of your tongue to finding out what’s playing at the local cinema, we rely more and more on technology always being present to keep us “in the know” and connected to our favorite people and brands. This gets many grocery and c-store operators thinking, if they haven’t already, about creating a specific website for their brand… Is this a good idea for everyone?

Revenue Boosting Strategies: These locations are crushing it!

On January 9, 2017 in Recent news, Pro Tips

Revenue Boosting Strategies: These locations are crushing it!

Revenue Boosting Strategies for Your Location

What are a few revenue boosting strategies you can implement today that can have serious effects on your bottom-line? Check out what some of our top performing stores are doing and their revenue boosting strategies!

End of the Year Foodservice Industry Roundup

On December 30, 2016 in Recent news, Pro Tips

Foodservice Industry Roundup

Wow, where did 2016 go? What a year! Below we have some of the best articles from the last quarter of 2016. There are some really cool trends you need to know about that will continue to play a massive part in the foodservice industry for 2017 and ultimately your bottom-line.


Heeeere’s Your Sign… Do You Need More Signage?

On December 28, 2016 in Recent news, Pro Tips

Marketing Signage and Your Location

Advertising at/within your location is one of the best ways to get customers buying your products… So why do people think less is more when it comes to signage? Find out from the expert why and how more signage can improve your location!

Executive Communication: Connecting with your employees

On December 20, 2016 in Recent news, Pro Tips

Executive Communication Connecting with your employees

Executive Communication

When it comes to business communication, what haven’t we already discussed? We’ve hit on everything from an intranet platform to an open door policy, but what about getting out there and connecting with your employees as CEO? Talked to Gary lately? Gary who? Exactly!

Clearly Defined Business Goals = Game Changer

On December 19, 2016 in Pro Tips

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Game Changing Clarity You Need for Your Business

As an owner and/or manager probably have some ongoing business goals in mind. Some could be as simple as finish the year ‘in the black’ and some more specific to sales metrics most likely. It’s probably also safe to say most companies track their profit metrics on a monthly or even weekly basis (if you’re not… we strongly encourage it).

All of this said, even the most specific or attainable goals really don’t mean much if you don’t publicize them. No need to contact the local papers or TV stations… but you’d be surprised what sharing within your organization can do to help you achieve your goals. According to the Small Business Chronicles you not only are more likely to reach your goals by publicizing them inside your organization but also help build a sense of ownership and camaraderie in the process.

Business Goals

business goals SMARTA simple Google search will give you all you would ever want to know on business goals. As an 8-year Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company in America honoree we will take a page from their book (or blog rather) on the business goal topic. Short-term objectives should follow the S.M.A.R.T. methodology.

In short, goals should be specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and time specific.  We find it fun to gamify our goals as part of The Great Game of Business (you can read a lot more from our CEO on his website on this topic).

This summer during the Olympics in RIO we held some games of our own and if our whole team went for the gold level goals…we all got free embroidered PFSbrands jackets! Goal gamification doesn’t always have to be complicated or expensive so don’t overthink it!

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Achieving your goals won’t happen every time… but it will never happen if you don’t set and communicate business goals. Goals don’t have to include flashy graphics or be gamified but you really can’t go wrong using the S.M.A.R.T. goal setting principles. If you are in the foodservice industry and have questions on goal setting for your business, please

If you are in the foodservice industry and have questions on goal setting for your business, please reach out to us and one of our customer success team members will follow-up and get you connected to the appropriate PFSbrands resource.

Used Kitchen Equipment… The right choice for your location?

On December 16, 2016 in Recent news, Pro Tips

Used Kitchen Equipment… The right choice for your location?

Used Kitchen Equipment 101

Don’t get me wrong, new commercial kitchen equipment is great. There’s nothing like the smell of new equipment in the morning! It’s sleek, clean and reliable (hopefully). That being said, while it has many benefits, sometimes used kitchen equipment makes more sense for your needs and it’s just not about having a lower price point. Check out why used equipment might be perfect for your location!

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