Club store giant Costco will open a new chicken operation to better control production of its instore deli rotisserie chickens.
The $300 million plant in eastern Nebraska is set to open in Fall 2019, according to a story in the Seattle Times. The plant will produce chickens for Costco’s famous $4.99 rotisserie chicken program and is expected to help the company control costs.
The Fremont, Ne., plant is expected to produce about 100 million chickens a year, about a quarter of the company’s annual U.S. demand, according to the story.
Costco sold 87 million rotisserie chickens in Fiscal 2017, up from 51 million in 2010.