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The popular Raising Cane’s chicken restaurant chain is doubling its footprint in New York City.
Greater Long Island previously reported that Raising Cane’s is making its Big Apple debut at Broadway and 44th Street in Times Square.
The 8,500-square-foot flagship Manhattan store will be the largest restaurant in Times Square, according to reports.
GFP Real Estate, LLC announced on April 5 they signed two new retail leases in Manhattan, one for another Raising Cane’s and the other for a Felix Roasting Company location.
Raising Cane’s is under a 20-year lease for a 4,358-square-foot ground floor retail space at 10 Astor Place, at the corner of Astor Place and Lafayette Street in the NoHo district.
Felix Roasting Company is an “innovative,” upscale specialty café and roasting business under a 10-year lease at 740 Broadway in the same area.
“Both Raising Cane’s and Felix Roasting Company wanted convenient, well-trafficked locations for their newest expansions,” said Donna Vogel, senior managing director of GFP Real Estate. “We are thrilled to support both tenants as they break into the New York City food market.”
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.
Raising Cane’s plans to open at Astor Place this summer.
An opening date for Raising Cane’s in Times Square has not been been confirmed.
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Photo Credit: Raising Cane’s Facebook page.