It’s ribbon cutting day in the Back Bay. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is ready for business. This popular fast food restaurant is opening in Boston today.
This official new location is 755 Boylston Street. It’s the second Raising Cane’s in the Boston area. The first is at 949 Commonwealth Ave, right on the Boston University campus. It’s not uncommon to often see a line out the door at this popular college spot, which is in close proximity to other relative chains students visit. This includes Tasty Burger, Chick-Fil-A, and Panda Express. Fast food restaurants opening in this Boston area have typically been very well-received.
NBC Boston is reporting that Raising Cane’s also has a third Massachusetts location in the works. This will be in Marlborough, which west of Boston and about 18 miles from Worcester.
Raising Cane’s Back Bay Day
As for doors opening today, this new location is a stone’s throw from the Prudential Center. The plan is to have an outdoor space in the layout, as well.
Known for their Southern-style chicken fingers, Raising Cane’s Boston menu will also include their standard favorites such as the chicken sandwich and crinkle-cut fries. Furthermore, their side dish offerings are just sought after. They offer a unique Texas toast, coleslaw, and of course Cane’s sauce (a mayonnaise and ketchup based specialty).
Raising Cane’s opened its first location in 1996. Yes, you’ve read that correctly. They’ve only been around for 26 years. The original restaurant is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, near the LSU campus. Rumor has it, their name is a tribute to founder Todd Graves’s dog, which is why you will occasionally see a yellow Labrador mascot in their branding.
Scrape Hero reports that there are now 677 Raising Cane’s locations in the country. They are spread across 37 states. Texas has the most locations with 191. With Raising Cane’s opening in Boston today, this popular fast food location also has you covered for the big game. They offer a catering platter of up to 75 chicken fingers. The Boston-area Raising Cane’s are their only presence in New England.