Raising Cane’s Opening New Location Across Millennium Park

This will be the third location in Chicago, and 21st in Chicagoland
Raising Cane's Opening New Location Across Millennium Park
Photo: Official

Raising Cane’s is expanding to a new location across from Millennium Park, located at 2 Michigan Ave.

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This will be the third Chicago location for the Dallas-based Chicken chain restaurant, following Wrigleyville and Rogers Park. The new 4,000-square-foot Raising Cane’s is expected to open towards the end of the year, possibly early 2023, according to Crain’s Chicago Business. This new location, the 21st in Chicagoland, will replace Panera Bread, which shut down during the pandemic. This comes as part of the company’s plan to quickly become the most prominent chicken eatery.

The exact number of new locations coming to the area is unknown, but co-CEO AJ Kumaran wants his company to be on “every corner of Main and Main, so we are easily accessible to our customers.” Although the chain plans to add locations throughout the city, the new site is interesting. Less than two blocks away are Chick-fil-A and Jolibee, which both serve fried chicken. The new Raising Cane’s will potentially cause a “fried chicken war” within the community, but Kumaran is not worried about the competition.

“We do one thing only, and we do it better than anybody else,” Kumaran tells Crain’s Chicago Business. “Nobody can even come remotely close to the way we deliver on craveable chicken finger meals. Chicago is one of those gateways to the world, so lots of international tourists. It’ll be a beautiful location that I think is going to do really well.”

Raising Cane's Opening New Location Across Millennium Park
Photo: Official

Joey Reams

Born in San Diego, Joey moved to San Francisco to study Music Journalism at San Francisco State University. There, he worked for several publications, including The Culture Trip and RIFF Magazine, and served as the News Editor at Golden Gate Xpress. Joey previously worked as the News Assignment Editor for Pasadena Now. When he’s not working, you can find him exploring new cities, finding delicious food, and having fun at concerts.
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