Raising Cane's is coming to South Anchorage
The restaurant known for its chicken fingers, Texas toast and crinkle-cut fries will have a second Anchorage location. Another Raising Cane's is being built across the Dimond Center, according to municipality permit records.
The franchise opened its first Alaska restaurant in March at the Tikhatnu Commons. More than 100 people showed up on opening day, some arriving as early as 2:30 a.m.
Raising Cane's has a special connection to the state. Its founder Todd Graves worked in Alaska as a commercial fisherman in hopes to make enough money to start a chicken finger restaurant.
Graves said he made about $25,000 in 1995 and it was enough money to return to his home state of Louisiana and work on his dream.
There are now more than 400 Raising Cane's nationwide. In 2018, the restaurant chain signed a deal with Panda Express to open more locations in Alaska and Hawaii.
Raising Cane's has not yet announced an opening date for the upcoming South Anchorage location.
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