May was National Nurses Month and Champs Chicken honored its commitment to being more than just chicken by serving up free and delicious meals for local frontline workers. Champs Chicken, BluTaco and their parent company, PFSbrands delivered convenient comfort food and simply southwest goodness to hospitals near their hometown headquarters in Holts Summit, Missouri throughout the month of May.
Getting a plate of fresh, hot and perfectly seasoned fried chicken or delicious tacos with bold southwest flavors, is like getting a surprise hug. And these days everyone could use an extra hug, especially in the form of a wholesome hot meal. Champs Chicken team members and BluTaco’s BluCrew are handing out “surprise hugs” and helping nurses, doctors and hospital staff members conquer their busy days with truly delicious, high quality snacks and meals. When the Champs Chicken and BluTaco truck rolled up to SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City and Capital Region Medical, it brought good vibes and great food with it. Champs Chicken delivered amazing service – always going the extra mile – handing out hundreds of meals featuring mouthwatering, homemade classics, at each location.
Beth Outz, co-host of QSR Nation, recalls feeling blessed as she and fellow PFSbrands staff members, Tim McDaniels and Brittany Allen delivered meals on May 8. She offered her gratitude to frontline workers saying, “Thank you for everything you do and allowing us to #BeAMealtimeHero for you! #JCStrong.” QSR Nation, a surprisingly professional – yet entirely goofy – podcast providing foodservice marketing tips and business strategies for success, is addressing #covid19 #coronavirus response, discussing best practices for communicating with employees and other relevant topics during these trying times. To tune into today, visit https://qsrnationpodcast.com/.
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City is located in Missouri’s state capitol and has been serving the community for more than 100 years. Like Champs Chicken, St. Mary’s Hospital was founded from humble beginnings, with a mission to provide exceptional service. The hospital provides emergency, cardiology, orthopedic, cancer, maternity and medical imaging services and its building features an evidence-based design on healing environments and patient safety. St. Mary’s Hospital employees over 3,000 staff members and is part of SSM Health, a robust and fully integrated not-for-profit health care delivery system serving communities across the Midwest.
Capital Region Medical is a 100-bed facility in Jefferson City offering a continuum of care in-house from prenatal and maternity services to home health services. Capital Region Medical Center, an affiliate of the University of Missouri Health System, operates an extensive clinic system, from urgent care to specialty physician practices with a mission to improve the health and promote the wellness of the people and communities they serve.
There is more than one way to #BeAMealtimeHero. Founded in 1999 by Shawn and Julie Burcham, Champs Chicken and BluTaco make it easy for people everywhere to #BeAMealtimeHero for their families and their community. Both offer family value meals that can last up to five days refrigerated. The Champs Chicken Hero Pack includes twelve pieces of succulent chicken tenders seasoned with a top-secret mix of delicious spices to give each bite that perfect, well-rounded flavor and satisfying crunch fried chicken lovers crave, a choice of four sides like potato wedges, creamy mac and cheese, crispy hushpuppies, and down-home greenbeans, topped off with dipping cups full of sauces like Ranch, Sweet N’Smokey BBQ, Sassy Chipotle and Buffalo. The Big Blu features six of BluTaco’s signature blue corn and flour tortillas, a choice of citrus chicken, shredded pork or smoky, shredded beef, lettuce, the perfect blend of Monterey Jack and Sharp Cheddar cheeses, and Verde and Roja salsas. Drive thru and curbside pickup is available at participating locations. With over 1,500 locations across the nation it is not difficult to find one near you https://champschicken.com/locate/.
Champs Chicken is proud to support frontline workers throughout the month of May, but also understands how important it is to #BeAMealtimeHero every day. Being a Mealtime Hero does not have to stop with delivering a fresh, hot, wholesome and delicious meal to your family, loved ones, friends or neighbors. Champs Chicken has partnered with Super Sam Foundation to fight childhood cancer so you can #BeAMealtimeHero and deliver a little extra love every time you shop at Champs Chicken. Less than four percent of research dollars given to pediatric cancer, Champs Chicken hopes to bring more visibility to this underserved cause and help fund this major gap in pediatric cancer research. Text “Hero” to 28748 to donate today and be a hero for children fighting cancer. To learn more about this partnership visit https://champschicken.com/mealtime-hero/.
The Champs Chicken food truck is always on the road and is available for special events, road shows, food show, store openings and/or trainings. Email PFSbrands at customer.success@PFSbrands.com with your idea.