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MEXICO, Mo. --- Champs Chicken opened its first franchised location here this week at Moser's Supermarket, and now the nationwide branded foodservice program is looking for more dedicated retailers to join its new program.
The Champs Chicken franchise model is a business-within-a-business operation that requires no upfront fees or ongoing royalties, according to a news release. In developing the program, CEO Shawn Burcham and his team identified several similarities among its most successful, fastest-growing partners: the right equipment, quality advertising and a high level of commitment to their hot food programs.
Champs Chicken will offer marketing development funds to franchisees in order to boost advertising and promotional efforts, including take-out menus, coupons and billboards.
“We’ve been able to develop these corporate-funded programs due to our continued growth and the efficiency created from our new national distribution center," Burcham stated. “Further, we’re accomplishing this while staying true to our approach of not charging our operators royalty fees.”
The franchise program also includes dual digital menu boards with remote cloud-based technology and a touchscreen point-of-sale (POS) ordering system, which enables retailers to completely monitor inventory and sales.
“The biggest step up is the new POS system,” Burcham said. “With this, retailers will receive real-time data and know exactly what’s selling, which price promotions are working, and be better able to manage labor and waste. This system, coupled with the significant marketing development funds, will prove to make our independently owned locations more profitable.”
Retailers can learn more about partnering with Champs Chicken by visiting its website, www.champschicken.com, or calling toll-free (888) 581-9188.
Pro Food Systems Inc., parent company of Champs Chicken, specializes in hot food products, foodservice equipment and complete deli operations. The company operates 520 locations in 29 states.