Food Depot was founded in 1975 in Stockbridge, Georgia, by two friends, Gerald Taylor and Raymond Johnson, when the pair bought Kenny’s supermarket by mortgaging their homes.
Today, Food Depot operates 25 stores in Georgia. The company is owned by All American Quality Foods, Inc., but does business under the Food Depot name. This chain of supermarkets prides itself on selling items at 10% over cost as often as possible.
The company continues to expand and has plans to put stores outside of Georgia in the near future. The company has approximately 1,500 full-time employees. Food Depot’s concept of selling items just above cost is not a new one, but this company has been able to continue this tradition after most other companies have abandoned it.
In April 2019, one former employee filed a workplace sexual harassment lawsuit against the company, saying that she was sexually harassed by her manager, but the company failed to do anything about her complaints.