Chick-fil-A Supply, the distribution subsidiary of Chick-fil-A Inc., is opening a 120,000-square-foot distribution center in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
The $58.3 million investment will serve 100 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Charlotte region, ensuring the smooth delivery of needed food and products, according to a Sept. 19 statement from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
The Kannapolis facility is slated to open in the third quarter of 2024, and will create more than 85 jobs, according to the release. Positions include drivers, warehouse staff, managers, office staff and personnel.
The restaurant chain has been growing its supply chain operations in the U.S. over the past few years after initially making the first delivery from its company-owned distribution center in 2019. Chick-fil-A Supply currently operates four other distribution centers, including a 180,000-square-foot center in Mebane, North Carolina.
The restaurant has also been looking to lower the cost of delivery fulfillment, and in 2022, began testing autonomous delivery vehicles in Austin, Texas.
Correction: This story has been updated with the correct number of restaurants the distribution center will serve.