Louisiana-Based Fried Chicken Chain Raising Cane's Bringing New Location To San Diego's Midway District

April 24, 2024

The eighth San Diego location of chicken tender restaurant chain Raising Cane's is heading to San Diego's Midway District.

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 700 restaurants in 24 states, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with multiple new restaurants under construction. Known for its chicken finger meals, the rapidly growing company earned the distinction of being among the Top 3 quick service restaurant chains in the nation for 2017, based on food quality, customer service, cleanliness and other factors.

The first San Diego outpost of Raising Cane's 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. A fifth San Diego branch opened within Chula Vista Center outdoor shopping mall and the sixth launched in El Cajon. An Imperial Beach outpost opened last December and another area location is currently in negotiations to open at 12665 Poway Road in Poway. Raising Cane's has plans to open up to 30 locations in the San Diego area over the next decade.
A San Diego branch of Raising Canes's is currently in the planning stages for the property on the corner of Camino Del Rio and Hancock Street where a Jack In The Box and Denny's previously sat in the Midway District/Sports Arena area of San Diego's Point Loma. Like other locations, the incoming restaurant will offer a concise menu centered around fresh-never-frozen, hand-dipped chicken fingers that are breaded and fried to order and available in combo platters and on sandwiches. 

For more information about Raising Cane's , visit raisingcanes.com.