North Carolina Construction News staff writer
Chick-fil-A Supply, a and distribution service provider of the chain’s restaurants, will invest $58.3 million to open a new distribution center in the City of Kannapolis.
The restaurant chain has grown to be one of the nation’s highest-volume quick service restaurants since opening in 1967.
The new 120,000-sq. ft. distribution center will serve about 100 restaurants in the Charlotte region. The company plans to open the facility in the third quarter 2024. Chick-fil-A Supply currently operates four distribution centers, including a 180,000-square-foot distribution center in Mebane.
“Chick-fil-A Supply is committed to investing in local communities like Kannapolis to create jobs and grow our supply chain operation,” said Josh Grote, executive director of Chick-fil-A Supply. “We look forward to growing our Chick-fil-A Supply family in North Carolina and know they will complete deliveries with care to serve our franchise Operators, licensees and Team Members.”
North Carolina has the fourth largest food and beverage industry in the country.
A performance-based grant of $200,000 from the One North Carolina Fund was awarded to the project and in return, Chick-fil-A Supply must create 82 jobs. All One NC grants require matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.
“This is fantastic news for the City of Kannapolis and the state,” said N.C. Representative Kevin Crutchfield. “We appreciate the collaboration of local and state partners that recruited such an outstanding company to the region.”