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Chick-fil-A and Starbucks Distributor Moving Headquarters to Texas

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In order to centralize its operations, a major distributor to such chains as Chipotle, Starbucks, and Chick-fil-A is poised to move its corporate headquarters from California to Texas. A world-wide supplier to the retail and fast-food restaurant sectors, Quality Custom Distribution operates as a part of Golden State Foods. It’s leasing space in Frisco (just north of Dallas) to house its headquarters, an office which is scheduled to open in January 2020.

Although the company anticipates that some of its employees will relocate from California to the Lone Star State, there are also plans in the works to “provide a variety of new jobs,” at this new North Texas office. Jobs in the finance department, customer service, purchasing, and accounting have already begun to be posted in Frisco.

Chick-fil-A and Starbucks Distributor Moving Headquarters to Texas

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The move comes in an effort to streamline the company’s operations. Leaving Irvine, California, for North Texas will better align Quality Custom Distribution with its business networks and supports the company’s customers and future distribution center market, according to Ryan Hammer, Golden State Foods Logistics President, as well as Corporate Vice President for Quality Custom Distribution. The new North Texas location means a large talent pool from which to draw employees, as well as a community atmosphere which is more business-friendly. Their existing distribution network consists of two Texas centers already in existence, one in Dallas and the other in San Antonio. There are also 12 manufacturing centers located in Burleson, Texas, that fall under the Golden State Foods umbrella. Quality Custom Distribution will be joining such other notable tenants in the Frisco office park as Jamba Juice, which also moved its headquarters from California in mid-2016.

What do you think about the fact so many companies are choosing to move to Texas? Is it good news for the Lone Star State, since the companies will contribute to the Texas economy? Or are is there a hidden downside? Let us know what you think!