Chick-fil-A begins deliveries from its first company-owned DC

Chick-fil-A’s first company-owned distribution center in Georgia made its first delivery to a store this week.

David Jamieson, director of construction and facilities for the Atlanta-based quick serve chain, posted a video on LinkedIn July 16 and said, “many more to come as we build out our own distribution network.”

The pilot project was announced this spring for the DC in Cartersville, GA, by Georgia governor Brian Kemp.

The governor’s statement said, “The distribution center will open initially as a pilot facility in the summer of 2019, serving as a learning lab while the full-scale permanent facility is being built. At a nearby site, the new, full-scale distribution center will open in the summer of 2020, with the capacity to serve up to 300 restaurants.

‘We are thrilled to be opening our first distribution center right here in Georgia,’ said Paul Trotti, executive director on the distribution project. ‘This investment will allow us to continue to innovate around Chick-fil-A restaurants’ unique needs so that we can better serve restaurant Operators and Team Members, and ultimately our guests.’”

While Chick-fil-A is obviously known for its chicken sandwiches, it has a substantial amount of fruit and vegetable options and even touts its menu items to vegetarians.

Chick-fil-A officials could not be reached for comment on its future supply chain plans.

Greg Johnson is Director of Media Development for Blue Book Services