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Freshly Expands-Plans Ellenwood, Georgia, Distribution Hub

Fresh-prepared meal delivery service Freshly Inc. will invest $52 million to locate a new 289,000-square-foot facility distribution facility in Ellenwood, Georgia. The company plans to create 665 jobs in Clayton County.

“Over the past year, Freshly has experienced substantial growth as consumer demand continues to grow for convenient and nutritious meal options,” said Mike Wystrach, Freshly Founder and CEO. “We’re thrilled to expand Freshly’s footprint and operations in Georgia. Tapping into Clayton County’s tremendous pool of talent, this second facility will allow us to increase capacity for efficient assembly and distribution of our chef-prepared meals.”

This announcement comes on the heels of Freshly opening their first Southeastern U.S. distribution facility in Cobb County in early 2021. Freshly’s additional Georgia distribution facility, located at 2823 Anvil Block Road in Ellenwood, will double the company’s Peach State workforce and help Fleshly continue to meet increasing customer demand.

“Just four months after announcing Freshly’s initial investment in Georgia, it is exciting to see them continue to expand here and create hundreds of jobs for Georgians,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Freshly’s growth in the state is a testament to how well companies have adapted to rapidly changing consumer behaviors and to Georgia, with our strong logistics infrastructure, being the ideal place for companies within this growing sector to locate and expand.”

Freshly is a New York-based prepared meal delivery company that delivers throughout the United States. Founded by Michael Wystrach and Carter Comstock, the company ships one million meals per week and delivers to the contiguous United States In 2020 Freshly was acquired by Nestlé for 1.5 billion.

“We are pleased by Freshly’s fast-paced growth in metro Atlanta to meet the food needs of our rapidly growing population, first with their location in Cobb County and now with this new facility in Clayton County,” said Katie Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Congratulations to Freshly on their continued business success and to our economic development partners who supported this investment that will create economic opportunity for the residents of metro Atlanta.”

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