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

May 29, 2024

In addition to a new branch in the works for San Diego's Midway District, another location of chicken tender restaurant chain Raising Cane's is heading to East 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 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 continues to expand its presence in San Diego, with goals to open up to 30 locations around America's Finest City over the next decade.

The first San Diego outpost of Raising Cane's opened in Santee in 2018 with the second area branch launched 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. Last month, news broke that another area branch 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 Point Loma. 

A 3,481 square-foot Raising Cane’s has now been approved to build a new outpost on Broadway in San Diego's East County city of Lemon Grove. The new 10 parcel, 2 acre development, which will also include Quick Quack Car Wash next door, will result in the displacement of residents and businesses. Like other locations, the incoming Raising Cane's 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. 

The incoming Raising Cane's restaurant is expected to open in late 2025 at 7559 Broadway in San Diego's East County community of Lemon Grove. For more information about Raising Cane's , visit raisingcanes.com.