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We will exceed our guests’ expectations to ensure they experience genuine customer service, mouth-watering food and leave 100% satisfied.

Created To Do Things Better

Founded in 1999 by Shawn and Julie Burcham, Champs Chicken has grown rapidly from humble beginnings. Created with the notion of “doing things better”, it didn’t take long for the amazing taste of Champs Chicken to spread throughout the land. From beginning in the Burcham’s garage in Willard, MO, to reaching from coast to coast from our nearly 100,000 square foot national headquarters in Holts Summit, MO, it’s not hard to find a Champs Chicken wherever you are!


Customers First
Honesty & Integrity
Act Like an Owner
Make and Serve Only the Best
Positive Attitude Always

Guiding Principles

  • Amazing Service – Go the Extra Mile
  • Ultimate Food Experience – Only Serve Fresh, High-Quality Foods
  • Have a Blast – Simple, Laugh and Enjoy Great Food

You Haven’t Had Chicken Until You’ve Had Champs Chicken

For millions of Americans, chicken is serious business. In this country, fried chicken isn’t just food: it’s a part of our identity. That’s why Champs Chicken has been taking it to the next level by delivering that signature, crave-worthy taste that all chicken lovers dream about.

With over 1,500+ total PFSbrands locations, across 40+ states, the reason behind Champs Chicken’s continuous, rapid growth is a company culture that thrives on making its retailers successful.  To do so, retail partners are provided unparalleled levels of professional support by a dedicated and enthusiastic company staff and through generous programs, well-honed processes and absolutely delicious products.

This approach has turned the company’s brands into some of America’s leading prepared food programs.

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Almost any state you might be in, look for a Champs Chicken!
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