Bravo World Champions (Period 1/2016)

Bravo Foods would like to congratulate the winners of the Bravo Foods Championship Belt for period 1: Danny Gentry from our Pell City store for our Alabama locations and Max Fetty from our Perkins Road store for our Louisiana locations. The Bravo Belt is a new concept of our company in which the top performer for a period in our two states are recognized by becoming the current ‘Champion’ of the world…or at least of Bravo Foods. We congratulate Danny and Max on their win and now defense of his Championship. It is now on all other RM’s to up their game and take Danny and Max’s titles. Good luck!

Bravo Foods Belt Winner (Jan)

(Left to right – Scott Sessions (ZBC), Jody Files (Market Director), Matthew Arias (COO), Danny Gentry (RM of Pell City – Current Champion)

Bravo Food Belt Winner BTR (Jan)

(Left to right – Jon Hoover (ZBC) and Max Fetty (RM of Perkins Road – Current Champion)

February 2016 Weather Event

8:00 A.M. Tuesday – BFS is monitoring the weather event foretasted for the Greater Birmingham Area for later on today. Please feel free to check back in periodically throughout the day for updates and, as always, stay tuned to your local weather forecasts for the most up-to date information for your area.


3:15 P.M. Tuesday – BFS continues to monitor the weather. Our stores have only seen  rain (some areas have reported heavy pouring rain) and some wind but no warnings have been issued for our service area. We will continue to monitor the weather and provide updates. Operations continue as normal.


5:10 P.M. Tuesday – BFS continues to monitor the weather. A tornado watch is in effect for the Greater Birmingham area, primarily focused in Central and Eastern Birmingham areas. As of 5:10 P.M. we have issued warning to our western market – particularly Tuscaloosa – that a tornado watch is in effect close to Tuscaloosa County. We will continue to monitor the storm closely and advise of any action required. At this time, operations continue as normal.

Conditions in the western part of our service area will continue to be monitored throughout the evening.

Please keep checking here for periodic updates as well as staying tuned to local radio stations for the most up to date information regarding the weather forecast.


Winter Weather Event

8:00 A.M. Saturday – All BFS Little Caesars locations and team members are operating on their normal hours.

2:00 P.M. Current status – Per ABC 33/40 weatherman James Span says this about the Birmingham Metro: “Roads are in decent shape this afternoon and that should remain the case through the evening hours.” We continue to monitor the situation, and at this time there does not appear to be a significant impact on our market area.

1:00 PM Current status – At this hour, of our operating locations, Tuscaloosa, Bessemer, Woodstock, Winfield, Jasper, Cullman, and Hueytown are reporting wintry precripitation. At this time none of that appears to be sticking to the ground, but we are keeping a close eye on the situation and will continue to update the website accordingly.

11:00 A.M. Current status- all operations running as scheduled. Below is the projected impact area from ABC33-40. At this time, the manager of our Winfield location says there have been very light snow flurries, with no accumulation. No other parts of our Alabama Operations have experienced any winter precipitation.


9:30 A.M. Current status- all operations running as scheduled. No ice or snow reported in our markets.

7:45 A.M. Current status- all operations running as scheduled.

7:30 A.M. Central Time: We ask that our BFS team members check back periodically to this site for updates on operations. Details may be available through your Zone Business Coach or Restaurant Manager.

BFS Management Team Survey

To the BFS management team:

Please check your email for a link to a survey this week. All MIT, AM, SAM, and RM are asked to give feedback on the progress made in 2015, and we are asking for suggestions as we look forward to 2016. We ask that you complete your survey and submit it by 12/18/15.


Thank You! Thank You!                                                                                                       Russell Chandler                                                                                                                     Director of Human Resources