PFS wins first place at Piggly Wiggly Food Show!

On May 25, 2016 in Industry Coverage, News, Recent news

100th Anniversary Food Show Success

food show newsieWe enjoyed having several members of our food show team represent PFS at the recent 100th Anniversary Piggly Wiggly Show in Birmingham, AL. They had a friendly competition between vendors and PFS won by creating an old time Piggly Wiggly store inside our booth (shown to left).

You can read more about this exciting event and what others did to show their support on The Shelby Report’s website! Or just click this link to read the full story: Piggly Wiggly – A Celebration of Heritage.

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CEO Interview: Company Growth with Open Book Management

On May 19, 2016 in General, Industry Coverage, Pro Tips

One Mid-Missouri Company Reaps the Benefits of Open Book Management CEO interview

One Mid-Missouri Company Reaps the Benefits of Open Book Management

by: Mark Gandy
Outsourced CFO | Small Business Financial and Performance Management | Principal at G3CFO

Foreword: Check out this CEO interview where Shawn Burcham describes how open book management has helped PFSbrands rapidly grow. This is a must read CEO interview!

[This CEO interview was originally published on LinkedIn.]

“Mark, do you want this book?”

I picked it up, and on the cover there was a guy in a suit sitting on a large engine turned on its side. Then I read the title–brilliant. I didn’t get much sleep that night as I couldn’t put it down. So what was the name of the book?

The Great Game of BusinessCEO interviewby Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham.

Dennis Karstens, I owe you. The President of Orscheln Farm & Home gave that book to me in 1994. Since then, I’ve probably read it nearly a dozen times.

The central theme of the book is open book management. The author explains how opening the books and teaching every employee how their jobs impacted sales, gross profits, and bottom-line earnings turned a company from barely surviving to a stalwart of ongoing success.

If business had its own hall of fame, those who inducted Jack Stack would ensure he had his own wing and deservedly so.

While Stack’s first book, The Great Game of Business reads like a business biography of Springfield ReManufacturing Company, his second book, A Stake in the Outcome is like a tactical playbook for implementing open book management. Don’t read one, read both.

Mission, Vision & Core Values: Why They Make a Difference

On May 17, 2016 in General, Pro Tips

business-idea-1240825_960_720Our CEO, Shawn Burcham, wrote a candid note on the topic of accounting, transparency and Mission, Vision & Core Values. Transparency has helped PFSbrands rapmission shawn visionidly grow over the last 10 years! Below read why he thinks open book management starts with a successful educational foundation and are directly connected to the values of a PFS! [You can find his full article over at]


Building a Growing Company With a Growth Mindset?

On May 16, 2016 in Industry Coverage, Pro Tips

Building a Growing Company With a Growth Mindset Featured

Growth Mindset and Your Growing Company:

b505932b-7052-4be3-8513-95c8a444c1f5Do you own or work for a growing company? Or maybe you want to build a growing company? That’s where the growth mindset comes into play as a way to build your company and start seeing some serious results!

Our CEO, Shawn Burcham, gave us his take on how to build a growing company and why a growth mindset is so important. He must be on to something, considering PFSbrands has been named one of the fastest-growing privately held companies for the last 8 years in a row! Want to get anywhere near that? Well, it’s time to evolve a growing mindset and then a growing company! [You can find his full article over at]


Can Open Book Business Management Help Your Company?

On May 4, 2016 in General, Industry Coverage, Pro Tips

Open Book Business Management

Quick Lowdown on Open Book Business Management:

b505932b-7052-4be3-8513-95c8a444c1f5You have probably heard about open book business management and how it provides employees an ownership mindset, but what exactly does it involve and how can your company benefit from the business communication transparency it provides?

For any of the CEO’s or senior leadership team members out there looking to instill a hard-working, productive, and company conscious mindset in your employees, then open book management could be your answer. Our CEO, Shawn Burcham, sat down and tackled that answer for you and shared how it has helped PFSbrands rapidly grow to new heights! First up in this series is what he thinks lies at the heart of great open book management: education! [You can find his full article over at]


Open Book Business Management: Getting Started

On May 2, 2016 in General, Industry Coverage, Pro Tips

Business Management

Open Book Business Management 101:

b505932b-7052-4be3-8513-95c8a444c1f5When it comes to an open book business management company, first and foremost you need the right players on the right seat of the bus and you need to properly educate them with some serious business communication! Don’t know what that means? No worries, we can help you out!

Today, our CEO Shawn Burcham, tackles that for you! From hiring the right people to help make your vision a reality to properly educating them on open book managmetn principles, he discusses how these same strategies have helped PFSbrands rapidly grow to new heights! So here you go, let’s break down some the first steps you need to take when starting open book management at your company! [You can find his full article over at]


We Can Help You Build a Profitable Business

On April 20, 2016 in General

Need Help Increasing Your Sales?

Have you ever looked into how our brands can help you increase your revenue, peace of mind, and help you create a profitable business? When it comes to profit generating capabilities, unbelievable customer support, and the tools to help you create the best Hot Food Program possible, we’ve got you covered! Check out our brand breakdown:

Champs Chicken

Champs Chicken Profitable BusinessPFSbrands flagship brand, Champs Chicken, has locations in 36 states and is perfect for moderate to high traffic stores. Our 3 fried chicken franchise levels offer something that is sure to improve your bottomline – Gold, Silver and Bronze franchise options allow variable levels of commitment and with more commitment, of course comes more rewards. In 2015 our volume incentive rebate checks averaged $3,282 – which is an exclusive perk of the Champs Chicken franchise program.

Cooper’s Express

Our Cooper’s Express brand features big, bold tastes with a Cajun kick and is suited for all levels of store traffic. With over 160 new simply supply agreements since May of 2014 it is growing rapidly in name recognition as well. Choose from full of limited menu options with a low cost of entry, fewer commercial equipment requirements and earn 1.5% of overall product purchases in marketing monies.

Private Label

We understand that sometimes the best brand for multi-store owners is their own brand. Our Private Label program brings proven products and marketing resources along with the industry knowledge your store needs while still providing training and marketing monies based on your overall product purchases.

Building Your Profitable Business

Interested in learning more about any of our programs and how we can help you create a lasting profitable business? Keep surfing the site to learn more about the opportunities available to you, hit us up on our contact form,  or give us a call!

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Cooper’s Express to Expand Its Online Presence

On April 8, 2016 in News

Cooper's Express

Cooper’s Express: Consumer website and store locator lead the way

Cooper’s ExpressCooper’s Express, one of the rapidly growing branded hot food programs of PFSbrands, recently launched its consumer-oriented website to provide the best possible online and mobile experience for their consumers ( Not only does the user-friendly website offer limited time offers and nutritional information, it also helps you locate the nearest Cooper’s Express location.

Since its acquisition in 2014 by PFSbrands, this business-within-a-business model based on a simple supply agreement has spread across the nation, making a store locator incredibly convenient for consumers. Along with being able to find the nearest convenience store or supermarket where a Cooper’s Express is located, the website also brings Cooper’s Express distinctly delightful Cajun coastal breading and the trademarked chicken skewer to the public’s attention.

The website highlights the brands efforts to reach more consumers where they are consistently interacting – the mobile realm.

Cooper's ExpressNow consumers can simply pick up their smartphone, find the current limited time offers, quickly grab any nutritional information they may be curious about, and find their nearest Cooper’s Express in a matter of minutes.

“Cooper’s Express was a major acquisition for us in 2014 and we have spent a lot of energy bringing it to the attention of retailers,” said Shawn Burcham, CEO of PFSbrands. “Now with we can reach the end consumer in an effort to increase same store sales and brand awareness. It’s all about being as hassle-free as possible for our great consumers.

Along with a Cooper’s Express website and accompanying Facebook page ( ), PFSbrands has systematically improved its overall web presence through optimization and user friendly interfaces. The goal is to create efficient tools anyone can tap into to make informed food decisions. Burhcam said,

“By being mobile and highly available, we can give our consumers the best possible experience.”




On January 31, 2016 in Uncategorized

Bring the Chicken

On October 24, 2015 in Uncategorized
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