Corky’s Food Manufacturing Expands Operations in Memphis, Tennessee

Corky's Food Manufacturing invests $4 million to expand its Memphis facility, creating 28 jobs.

Corky’s Food Manufacturing, LLC announced today it will expand its manufacturing operations at its Memphis facility located at 3006 Fleetbrook Drive. The company plans to invest $4 million and create 28 new jobs to support the addition of a second shift and increased production space.

The expansion project includes the installation of a new freezer, smokers, automation equipment, and expanded processing and packing rooms. These upgrades will allow Corky’s to maintain its competitive edge and capitalize on existing market opportunities.

Corky’s Food Manufacturing, LLC produces and distributes retail food products for Corky’s BBQ, a prominent restaurant chain with eight locations across Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Since 2020, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) has supported nearly 50 economic development projects in Shelby County, resulting in approximately 5,300 job commitments and $1.1 billion in capital investment.

Governor Bill Lee expressed his gratitude to Corky’s for its commitment to Tennessee values and creating new jobs in Shelby County. TNECD Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter highlighted the expansion as a testament to Corky’s dedication to Tennessee and the state’s position as a premier destination for thriving businesses.

Jimmy Stovall, owner and CEO of Corky’s BBQ, shared his excitement for the growth opportunities and the company’s ability to expand its line of barbecue items across the nation. He emphasized Corky’s commitment to delivering authentic, hickory-smoked barbecue to customers everywhere through various channels, including grocery chains, food service, and direct-to-consumer partners.

Local officials, including Memphis Mayor Paul Young and Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, praised Corky’s success story and its contribution to job creation in the community. The expansion underscores Memphis’ global reputation as a hub for business excellence and barbecue legacy.

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