Chef-prepared, healthy meal delivery company Mighty Meals celebrated their new 16,000 square foot production headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning. Located at 7669 Limestone Drive in Gainesville, the company’s new state-of-the-art kitchen, refrigeration storeroom, and shipping facility will help the company expand distribution over multiple states in the next two years.
"We want to grow Mighty Meals market share from Florida to Maine," said co-founders Alex Lebonitte and Stefano Marzano. "With this larger and more efficient kitchen, we are ready to take our operations to new heights. This move showcases our commitment to quality and our dedication to providing the best service for our customers."
Unlike meal kit delivery services, where customers assemble ingredients at home, Mighty Meals offers chef-prepared, made-to-order nutritious meals that change weekly. Meals are prepared and delivered overnight to customers.
"The strategic proximity near interstates and airports ensures Mighty Meals can meet their goals of expansion on the East Coast," said Christina Winn, executive director for Prince William County Department of Economic Development and Tourism. "The global online food delivery market generated 160.3 billion in 2022 with projected increases over the next decade; we cannot wait to help Mighty Meals tackle this industry with high-value products and modern marketing savvy."
Founded in 2015, Mighty Meals launched in a small restaurant kitchen and expanded into a 2500 square foot commercial kitchen in Burke during the pandemic. The company now delivers thousands of meals per week and currently serves as the official meal prep company for the Washington Commanders, D.C. United, and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
"This project represents $7 million in capital investment and up to 50 new jobs as Mighty Meals expands their services early next year," said Chair Ann Wheeler, Prince William Board of County Supervisors. "As they grow, I want to applaud them for using recyclable and repulpable materials and acknowledge their efforts to minimize environmental impact not only for our community, but also their growing customer base."
"Prince William County was forward thinking in establishing an E-Commerce Overlay and I was happy to take part in the process,” said Jeanine Lawson, Supervisor, Brentsville District. "Growing and innovative companies like Mighty Meals are the perfect example of what we hope to attract to this district. As leaders, we must work to ensure that we continue to support the businesses that are already here and remove roadblocks for others looking to locate and expand in Prince William County."