Job Creators: PFSbrands Recognized 9th Time By INC. 5000 for Fast Growth

On August 18, 2017 in Industry Coverage, Recent news

Job Creators: PFSbrands Recognized 9th Time By INC. 5000 for Fast Growth

PFSbrands makes the INC. 5000 list again!

When it comes to a company that stimulates the local economy with continuous expansion and hiring, look no further than Holts Summit, MO. That’s where PFSbrands is located, and for the 9th consecutive year it has been named one of INC. 5000’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the United States.

Here’s the PFSbrands INC. listing!

According to INC. Media, PFSbrands, with its hot food programs Champs Chicken and Cooper’s Express, is in an exclusive group. Out of the thousands of companies that have applied over the years, a mere half a percent made the list nine times. Likewise, while the economy has grown 6.3 percent since 2013, the companies on the INC. 5000 list have grown sixfold. This has all lead to local economic stimulation with structural expansion and the creation of dozens of new positions. An additional 27,000 square foot corporate office is currently under construction, allowing room for even more expansive growth.

This growth, according to CEO Shawn Burcham, can be attributed to the team-first culture and dedication to support that has made PFSbrands what it is today. Burcham explained, “People ask me all the time what’s the secret behind the success at PFSbrands. I consistently tell them that it’s the people we have that make all the difference. Our team provides fanatical support to our retailers and that is what continues to drive our success and will continue to do so long into the future.” If you would like more information about PFSbrands, their turn-key foodservice programs, and career opportunities visit

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Creative Manager Needed for a National Foodservice Company

On July 17, 2017 in Industry Coverage, Recent news

Creative Manager Needed for a National Foodservice Company

Creative Manager Needed

I could sit here and tell you how big of a deal it is when a Creative Services and Communications Manager position opens at one of the “Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in the United States” (for the last 8 years). I could tell you how this position can shape the branding of a nationwide company with 1000+ locations. I could tell you how 92% of our employee owners (yes, we’re 100% employee owned) say PFSbrands is a “Great Place to Work”… Nope, I’m not going to dwell on that stuff.

What I want to tell you about is the career-altering opportunity to be the creative manager behind quickly growing, nationwide foodservice programs. It’s the opportunity to leave your imprint on an entire industry while working with our expert team.

Just imagine… With your guidance, our team could create the next unforgettable, nationwide campaign. Think you know how to pull off the next Arby’s style commercial? Know the next “Eat Mor Chikin” slogan?

First, check out our company. You’ll quickly see we aren’t like many companies in the world. We are here to empower our employees and fanatically support our retailers. Then, if you’re ready for the challenge of being the creative manager behind our brands, check out the job posting.

Just think…

One of the fastest-growing companies in the USA with over 1000 locations + You = An opportunity of a lifetime…

Those don’t come around often.

It starts here.

Foodservice Industry Roundup: Most innovative menu items

On June 8, 2017 in Recent news, Pro Tips

Foodservice Industry Roundup Most innovative menu items

Time for another foodservice industry roundup. Check out some of the latest information to hit the industry and some cool industry trends (like the most innovative menu items) that you need to be aware of!


Bankers Trust and PFSbrands

On June 2, 2017 in News, Recent news

Check out how Bankers Trust helped PFSbrands become 100% employee owned!

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!



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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




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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!

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