National fast food chain to open $80M distribution center in Lexington County > Columbia Business Report
Chick Fil-A Supply, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chick-Fil-A, will invest $80 million to establish a new distribution center in Lexington County.
The new facility will be located in the Saxe Gotha Industrial Park and create 165 new jobs, according to a news release from the S.C. Department of Commerce.
“Chick Fil-A is a brand beloved by many locals, and Chick Fil-A Supply’s announcement will give people a new reason to love it even more – career opportunities,” said Matthew Shaffer, chairman of the Central South Carolina Alliance, an economic development alliance focused on economic advancement in the region.
Once completed, the facility will supply restaurants around the region, with a special focus on addressing distribution issues such as frequent, high-volume delivery, varied delivery environments and rapidly changing needs, according to the release.
Founded in 2020, Chick Fil-A Supply supplements Chick Fil-A’s distribution network and provides greater flexibility for the company’s supply chain.
“Our new distribution center in Lexington County provides us with a tremendous opportunity to grow our business and create jobs that will attract diverse talent from across the region,” Josh Grote, executive director of Chick Fil-A Supply. “We’re excited to expand our footprint in South Carolina with an investment in the local community that helps us serve our franchise operators, licensees and their teams. ‘
Operations are expected to begin in 2024. People interested in applying for jobs at the new facility should visit the company’s careers page.
Reach Christina Lee Knauss at 803-753-4327.