All-Star Case Studies

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2019 Case Study - Rail Trail Flatbread Co.

Organization Background

Built up by a team of five partners on December 12, 2012, Rail Trail began as a family friendly restaurant that serves flatbread pizza and other American classic dishes. The company has more recently expanded by opening a micro-creamery and a speakeasy-style bar.

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2019 Case Study - Vital Farms

Organization Background

Vital Farms was founded in 2007 to bring ethically produced food like eggs and butter to the table by coordinating a collection of family farms to operate with a well-defined set of organic agricultural practices that includes the humane treatment of farm animals as a central tenet. The company has its headquarters in Austin, Texas, and a separate processing facility in Springfield, Missouri.

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2018 Case Study - Amy's Ice Creams

Organization Background

Amy Simmons started Amy’s Ice Creams in 1984; it’s since grown to include 15 stores in three cities: Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. From the beginning, the company has embraced the mission statement of “making people's day.” When you buy a frozen treat from Amy’s, you’re also buying an experience.

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2018 Case Study - PFSbrands

Organization Background

PFSbrands, which was founded in 1998, provides turnkey, branded hot-food programs to more than 1,300 grocery stores and convenience stores across 38 states. The company sells to 70 different wholesale distribution facilities across the United States. These wholesalers ship a full product line—everything from proteins like poultry to sides like macaroni and cheese – sold under the PFSbrands, Champs Chicken, Cooper’s Express, and BluTaco labels.

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