Southern fried fast-food chain Raising Cane’s, which first landed in Santee back in 2018, is continuing its San Diego area expansion with a new Mira Mesa location set to open to the public on Tuesday, September, 22. Founded in Louisiana, the now-global chain operates over 500 locations including outposts in Vista and Temecula.
Despite having a menu limited to fried chicken fingers (fresh, never frozen), the eatery has amassed a devoted fanbase who call themselves ‘caniac’s. The chicken fingers are available in different combos along with fries, cole slaw, and Cane’s Sauce, a mayo and ketchup concoction.
The Mira Mesa store, which replaces Rockin’ Baja Lobster in the complex that also houses Menya Ultra Ramen, is decorated with interior graphics that celebrate and support Miramar Airbase and the military community, and will have double drive-thru lanes to accommodate crowds.
The company tells Eater that they plan to open more locations in San Diego — likely a few in 2021.