MEBANE – Chick-fil-A will locate a major distribution center in Alamance County, investing an estimated $52 million to build the new facility, Gov. Roy Cooper and economic development officials announced Tuesday. The project, part of the company’s new distribution service focused on supplying food and products to its restaurants, will create 160 jobs in Mebane. It is scheduled to open in early 2022.
“North Carolina attracts the nation’s most well-known brands because of our strong workforce and steady leadership,” said Gov. Cooper. “Alamance County is the right location with the right infrastructure to make Chick-Fil-A’s new approach to the restaurant’s supply chain a success.”
In 2019, the company launched a new approach to distribute ingredients and products to its restaurants, creating Chick-fil-A Supply, LLC, its own distribution company.
The company’s facility in Mebane will be its second permanent, full-scale distribution center, joining the first full-scale facility near the company’s headquarters in Georgia.
“Building Chick-fil-A Supply’s next distribution center in North Carolina allows us to support the incredible growth of the area,” said Josh Grote, senior director, Chick-fil-A Supply. “Specifically, Mebane provides great access to talent and is in close proximity to major transit routes, enabling us to best serve our customers: Chick-fil-A franchised Operators, licensees, and their teams.”
The average minimum salary will reach $62,429, bringing a payroll impact of $10.1 million to the region each year. The current average wage in Alamance County is $41,611. Salaries will vary by position, according to the company.