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Corky’s Food Manufacturing Expands Memphis, Tennessee, Operations

Corky’s Food Manufacturing plans to expand operations in Memphis, Tennessee. The $4 million project is expected to create 28 jobs.

The investment will include a freezer expansion, additional smokers and new automation, and expanded processing and packing rooms.

“We are excited for growth and the incredible opportunities to expand our line of barbecue items across the nation. We're dedicated to delivering our legendary barbecue and top-notch service not only in our restaurants but also to customers everywhere through grocery chains, food service and direct-to-consumer partners,” Jimmy Stovall, owner and CEO, Corky’s BBQ said. “The demand for our authentic Corky’s hickory-smoked barbecue has us fired up to increase our manufacturing operations and meet the ever-growing appetite for our assortment of barbecue. With each new step, we are proud of our Memphis roots and strengthening our ties to the community. Thank you to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for being instrumental in fueling our journey towards continually expanding to supply customers from around the country with our old-fashioned barbecue.”

Corky’s produces and distributes the retail food products of Corky’s BBQ, a restaurant in Memphis that has eight locations across Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

“Today marks an exciting milestone for Corky’s as the company announces it will expand its manufacturing operations to accommodate future growth. This expansion not only highlights Corky’s commitment to Tennessee but also reaffirms Tennessee's position as a premier destination for thriving businesses. We're proud to support Corky's growth and look forward to the continued success it will bring to Shelby County and beyond," TNECD Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter noted.

"While Corky's is expanding its manufacturing presence and creating jobs, it's noteworthy that it is achieving this growth organically. Its story underscores the resilience and ingenuity of our local business community, showcasing that with determination and dedication, Memphis-based companies can flourish and drive economic growth independently,” Dr. Joann Massey, vice president of operations, EDGE added.

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