It’s been a busy yr for Georgia. After its doubleheader Senate runoffs final month decided the nation’s stability of energy, the Peach State is now being freshly graced by, effectively, Freshly.
The meal delivery service is opening a brand new, large (134,000-square-foot) facility in Austell, Georgia, which is ready to be operational mid-month. Freshly beforehand lacked a facility within the Southeast, with its different order-and-assembly crops in Commerce, California; Linden, New Jersey; Savage, Maryland; and Phoenix, Arizona.
The company delivers heat-and-eat meals as soon as per week by way of mail. Earlier than the pandemic, many thought-about Freshly’s meals to be dear. (They at the moment promote for $8.50 to $11.50 per meal plus delivery of as much as roughly $12 per week.) However these costs are positively a discount for former restaurant patrons, notably city dwellers who beforehand spent rather more on work lunches and dinners.
5-year-old Freshly ranks excessive on the quick listing of unabashed pandemic winners. It has doubled its manufacturing of weekly meals since 2019, now as much as 1 million per week, and three months in the past the company was acquired by Nestlé, the nation’s largest meals and beverage company, for over $1 billion.