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Cult Fast-Food Chain Flooding San Diego With Fried Chicken

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers opens the first of 30 area locations


The fastest-growing chain in the U.S., which counts over 350 locations worldwide, opens its 10th eatery in California and the first (of many) in San Diego County today. Known for having faster drive-thru service than all other big fast-food chains, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers’ new Santee outpost is the only one to boast a double drive-thru.

Founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the chain has amassed a serious cult following for its streamlined menu, which offers “fresh, never ever frozen chicken fingers” that are fried to order and served with secret recipe Cane’s sauce, coleslaw, crinkle-cut fries, and Southern staples including Texas toast and sweet tea. Fans of Cane’s, called ‘caniacs’, will be happy to know that in addition to a branch opening this July in Vista, the company plans to open 30 locations in the area over the next decade.

Operating Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m., Raising Cane’s in Santee is celebrating today’s opening by giving the first 100 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older a limited-edition Cane’s T-shirt and a voucher for a free Box Combo.

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

1551 South Milton Road, , AZ 86001 (928) 440-5400 Visit Website