Memphis barbecue manufacturing facility to create nearly 30 new jobs and invest $4 million through expansion 

Corky’s Food Manufacturing, LLC will expand manufacturing operations at its 3006 Fleetbrook Drive location in Memphis. 

“Tennessee’s strong business climate and dedicated workforce allow companies like Corky’s Food Manufacturing to continue expansion in our state. I thank this Memphis-based brand for sharing our commitment to Tennessee values and creating new jobs in Shelby County,” said Governor Bill Lee.

Corky’s will invest $4 million and create 28 new jobs to add a second shift and additional space, which will allow the company to maintain a competitive edge and take advantage of more existing market opportunities. 

This project will include a freezer expansion, addition of smokers and new automation and expanded processing and packing rooms.

Corky’s Food Manufacturing, LLC makes and distributes the retail food products of Corky’s BBQ, a leading restaurant in Memphis that has eight locations across Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

“We are excited for growth and the incredible opportunities to expand our line of barbecue items across the nation! We’re dedicated to delivering our legendary barbecue and top-notch service not only in our restaurants but also to customers everywhere through grocery chains, food service and direct-to-consumer partners. The demand for our authentic Corky’s hickory-smoked barbecue has us fired up to increase our manufacturing operations and meet the ever-growing appetite for our assortment of barbecue. With each new step, we are proud of our Memphis roots and strengthening our ties to the community. Thank you to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for being instrumental in fueling our journey toward continually expanding to supply customers from around the country with our old-fashioned barbecue,” said Jimmy Stovall, owner and CEO, Corky’s BBQ.

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