Papa John’s pizza chain bringing regional hub to Georgia (GA)

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — Papa John’s is locating its new regional hub, which will supply more than 400 Papa John’s stores across seven states, to Cherokee County.

There are currently 10 full-service regional production and distribution centers in the United States, which Papa John’s refers to as Quality Control Centers (QCCs). These centers manufacture and supply fresh pizza dough, food and paper products, along with smallwares and cleaning supplies, to the stores in their region. The QCCs are operated by PJ Food Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Papa John’s.

“At Papa John’s we are always looking for ways to improve the quality, efficiency and scale of our operations to better serve our stores,” said Shane Hutchins, SVP PJ Food Service. “The new Quality Control Center will be an important ingredient in better servicing our strong business growth in the Southeast and providing more jobs in Cherokee County.”

This project, brought to Cherokee through the diligent work of members of Site Selection Group, LLC, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Power and the Cherokee Office of Economic Development (COED), will result in 106 jobs with an average wage of over $60,000/year and over $15 million in capital investment. Georgia Quick Start was also influential in the decision-making process for this project.

Source: Cherokee Office of Economic Development 

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