Louisiana-Based Fried Chicken Chain Raising Cane's Opens Fifth San Diego Location

June 20, 2023

The fifth San Diego location of popular chicken tender restaurant chain Raising Cane's is ready to unveil in South County. 

Founded by Todd Graves in Baton Rouge, LA in 1996 and named after his yellow Labrador, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers is a fast-food chain that now has more than 375 restaurants in 24 states, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with multiple new restaurants under construction. The first San Diego outpost opened in Santee in 2018 with the second area branch opened in Vista later that year, the third unveiling in September 2020 in Mira Mesa, and the fourth launched in fall 2021 in Escondido. Two more area locations are currently in development, one at 12665 Poway Road in Poway and the other in the former site of a Union Bank on Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach.

The fifth San Diego branch of Raising Canes's opens today within Chula Vista Center outdoor shopping mall. Like other locations, the concise menu will be centered around fresh-never-frozen, hand-dipped chicken fingers that are breaded and fried to order and available in combo platters and on sandwiches. 
Raising Cane's has plans to open up to 30 locations in the San Diego area over the next decade. 

To celebrate the grand opening of the South Bay Raising Cane's, the restaurant is giving away "Free Cane's for a Year" to 20 customers age 13 and older. Those wanting to enter the drawing must submit entries between 7-8am on June 20 at the restaurant, with the winners announced at 8:30am. There will also be a live DJ and a performance by Chula Vista High School’s cheer team.

Raising Cane's will open on Tuesday, June 20, at 8:30am, at 512 H Street in San Diego's South County city of Chula Vista. For more information, visit raisingcanes.com.