Chick-fil-A Supply Plans Maryland Heights, Missouri, Distribution Hub
The new 100,000-square-foot facility, which will be the company’s fourth location in the U.S., will be used to serve more than 40 Chick-fil-A restaurants across the St. Louis area. Operations are scheduled for 2023.
“Our newest investment in the St. Louis area provides us the opportunity to grow our business and uniquely serve our franchise Operators, licensees, and their teams across the region,” said Josh Grote, Executive Director of Chick-fil-A Supply. “It’s exciting for us to expand our operation and create jobs that we know will attract exceptional talent from Missouri’s diverse and skilled workforce.”
Chick-fil-A Supply will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation. The company is also receiving assistance from Missouri One Start, a division of the Department of Economic Development. Missouri One Start assists eligible businesses with their recruitment and training needs.
“Chick-fil-A Supply is a great addition to the St. Louis region’s food industry, which is already a culinary hub for innovative companies,” noted Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership. “Missouri is home to nearly 400 businesses in the food industry, and we’re located within 600 miles of 135+ million potential customers. We have the foundation here for Chick-fil-A Supply to be successful, and we are excited to welcome them to the state.”
Chick-fil-A Supply ensures restaurants have the food and products they need while staying on the cutting-edge of delivery service technology. The company announced its first full-scale distribution center in 2020.
“Having a national brand like Chick-fil-A invest in St. Louis is another big win for our metro,” added Steven Pearce, Chief Business Attraction Officer for Greater St. Louis, Inc. “St. Louis sits within 500 miles of nearly one-third of the nation’s population, and our highly developed logistics infrastructure makes us the perfect location for this type of distribution facility. We will continue our efforts to grow our presence in the logistics sector, identified as a growth area in the STL 2030 Jobs Plan.”
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