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Chick-fil-A Supply Plans Kannapolis, North Carolina, Distribution Center

Chick-fil-A Supply, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chick-fil-A, Inc., plans to establish a distribution center in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The $58.3 million project is expected to create 85 jobs in Rowan County.

The new 120,000-square-foot facility will serve around 100 restaurants in the Charlotte region. Operations are scheduled for Q3 2024.

“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.”

The project is being supported by a performance-based grant of $200,000 from the One North Carolina Fund. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. Chick-fil-A Supply must create 82 jobs to receive One NC grant payments. All One NC grants require matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

“North Carolina has the fourth largest food and beverage industry in the United States and is within a day’s drive of 150 million customers,” noted N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “When well-known companies like Chick-fil-A reinvest in North Carolina, it affirms our reputation as the best state to do business.”

In addition to the North Carolina Department of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), other partners in this project include the North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, North Carolina Community College System, Rowan County, Rowan County Economic Development Council, City of Kannapolis, and Duke Energy.

Chick-fil-A Supply, LLC is a distribution service provider focused on meeting the needs of Chick-fil-A® restaurants.

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