BizBeat: Local food company celebrates 500th opening

A cheer for Champs

Champs Chicken, a nationwide-branded food program based in Holts Summit, opened its 500th location Tuesday at the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Poteau, Okla.

Shawn Burcham, CEO and president of Champs Chicken, credits the company’s success with its delicious menu lineup and dedication to customers.

This past year, Pro Food Systems Inc. (PFS) announced plans to expand its current distribution center and corporate headquarters in Holts Summit. The expansion was projected to create more than 43 Missouri jobs over three years. To date, 15 of those hires have been completed.

Locally, Champs Chicken can be found at six Moser’s Foods throughout Mid-Missouri, including Jefferson City.

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