Georgia is a national leader in the food industry, and Dunkin’-supplier Coffee Café Bakery represents the latest addition to the Atlanta region’s robust foods industry.
Coffee Café Bakery, a subsidiary of a ZSC Enterprises and Chunara Food Group (CFG) partnership, is building a new, $10 million production facility in Fulton County, which will supply goods to over 150 Dunkin’ restaurants across metro Atlanta.
Located at Browns Mill Road Southeast in one of Georgia’s Federal Qualified Opportunity Zones, Coffee Café Bakery’s 31,150-square-foot facility will include high-tech production lines and equipment used for mixing, frying, glazing and finishing baked goods, including the brand’s signature donuts. The facility will create up to 70 middle-wage job opportunities for local residents.
According to Nathan Regan, senior vice president of Economic Development for Invest Atlanta, Invest Atlanta worked closely with the company and put together as many products as it could to make a normally slim-margin food manufacturing facility work inside the city of Atlanta. “This is an investment in Atlanta’s Southside,” says Nathan. “They’ve agreed to hire workers from WorkSource Atlanta and will be training employees on this new type of equipment, which will provide good and promising jobs. This is a win, win, win for everyone involved.”
CFG, a Georgia Minority Business Award recipient, was established in 1989 by a former hourly Taco Bell employee. Today, this family-owned and operated enterprise includes more than 75 restaurants under its umbrella, such as Checkers, Popeyes, TGI Friday’s, Church’s Chicken, Dunkin’ Brands and Take 5 franchises. CFG partner ZSC Enterprises is one of the fastest-growing Dunkin’ franchisees in Georgia.
With control of just under 50 Dunkin’ restaurants in the Atlanta area, CFG and ZSC are expanding to ensure their restaurants and the broader Atlanta market will have an ample supply of baked goods as Dunkin’ continues growing across the state.