Raising Cane’s is finally flocking to Florida! Plans are in motion for 12 restaurants in the Orlando area and at least 25 locations across the state! This has been a long time idea in the making, with rumors of this surfacing all the way back in 2020. If you’ve never tasted this chicken and you live in the Florida area, I’d compare it to something like Zaxby’s but even tastier and more scrumptious.
“So, we decided last year, let’s go to Florida and started looking at locations“AJ Kumaran, Co-CEO and COO of Raising Cane’s
Raising Cane’s opened their first restaurant back in August of 1996 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Founders Todd Graves and Craig Silvey worked hard trying to get investors on board for their Cane’s idea but they couldn’t get anyone to bite. Graves took matters into his own hands, saving money from his work as a boilermaker and fishing for sockeye salmon on trips to Alaska. After a lot of hard work and dedication, they got a loan and built their first restaurant near the LSU campus.
Cane’s is a no frills spot, they offer a small assortment of options but they do them all perfectly. The menu consists of Chicken Fingers, Cole Slaw, Texas Toast, chicken sandwiches, drinks, and their signature Cane’s sauce. That’s it. While the menu is small, the food is unbelievable and will be an amazing addition to Orlando and the state of Florida!
When and Where?
As of now, it looks like the first restaurant to open in Florida will be a Miami location in the next few months. As for central Florida, the timeline looks closer to the end of 2022.
Here are all the current confirmed locations in central Florida
- Altamonte Springs in the area of Altamonte Drive and Maitland Avenue
- Osceola County in the area of U.S. 192 and Rolling Oaks Boulevard
- Kissimmee in the area West Osceola Parkway and North Thacker Avenue
- Kissimmee in the area of West Irlo Bronson Parkway and Holiday Trail
- Orlando in the area of South Orange Avenue and West Illiana Street
- Orlando in the area of Narcoossee Road and Irenic Way
- Orange County in the area of Daryl Carter Parkway and Palm Parkway
AJ Kumran, the current CEO of Raising Cane’s, stated he hopes potential customers in the Orlando area are excited to get a taste of what Raising Cane’s has to offer. I think we can all agree that Orlando is excited for another fried chicken joint!