The popular Southern fast-food chicken joint Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is making its way to The Big Apple.
Julia Doyle, manager of operations support for Raising Cane’s, confirmed to Greater Long Island that the company aims to open two new locations in New York City some time next spring.
Their debut location in the city will be at Broadway and 44th Street in Times Square. The chain’s 8,500-square-foot flagship Manhattan store will be the largest restaurant in Times Square, according to reports.
GFP Real Estate, LLC announced April 5 that they signed a retail lease in Manhattan for another Raising Cane’s at 10 Astor Place, at the corner of Astor Place and Lafayette Street in the NoHo district.
Doyle said the Raising Cane’s at Astor Place is scheduled to open after the one in Times Square.
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996, Raising Cane’s — known for their chicken finger meals, Texas toast, and secret Cane’s sauce — boasts 615 restaurants in 32 states and in Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Top: Exterior of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers in Times Square. Photo by Ana Borruto.