Eat more chikin, right? Looks like South Carolina is about to get a new addition that we can all love. According to a recent article from News 2 in Charleston, Chick-fil-A Supply will be building a new distribution facility in South Carolina. The new $80 million facility will bring over 150 jobs to South Carolina. Chick-fil-A Supply is a distribution service provider for one of America’s favorite fast food spots. Chick-fil-A Supply began in 2020 and supplements Chick-fil-A’s distribution network.
The new South Carolina facility will be in West Columbia at Saxe Gotha Industrial Park. The new distribution facility will help bring more jobs to the state, as well as, help Chick-fil-A continue to grow. The location being in the middle of the state will help create many new opportunities for those in the area and across the state. Operations in the new building are set to begin in 2024. If you would like to join the Chick-fil-A Supply team, you can visit their website.
Source: WCBD News 2
South Carolina Is One Of The 10 Most Overweight States In The Country
Being overweight is becoming the new normal in America. And if you say that it’s quickly referred to as “fat-shaming”. I’m not here to tell you to lose weight. I’m not here to tell you you’re fat or skinny. Those are all conversations to have with your doctor. But I am here to tell you the facts. And, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 70 percent of U.S. adults (20+) are either classified as overweight or obese. While still lower, rates for children and adolescents are also on the rise. Why should you care? Well, obesity costs our healthcare system $173 billion per year according to the CDC. And a recent study by WalletHub ranked South Carolina as one of the most overweight states.
What is causing this? One main issue is a lack of physical activity. Other factors include genetics, emotional instability, and sleeplessness. To determine where obesity and overweight most dangerously persist, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 31 key metrics. This data set ranges from the share of obese and overweight population to sugary-beverage consumption among adolescents to obesity-related health care costs. And, well it’s bad news for South Carolina as we find ourselves ranking as one of the fattest states, near the top of these rankings.
Keep reading to see where South Carolina ranks in the most overweight states. Then you’ll see the 10 least overweight and obese states. You can view the full WalletHub study here.