Raising Cane’s Replacing Buona Beef in Rolling Meadows Next Year

The building will be torn down to make room for dual drive-through lanes
Raising Cane's Replacing Buona Beef in Rolling Meadows Next Year
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Raising Cane’s continues its suburban expansion with a brand new restaurant coming to Rolling Meadows, located at 1420 Golf Rd.

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The new location will move into the former home of Buona Beef, which closed down during the pandemic. Now, the quick-service national chain is planning to demolish the building and construct a new 3,077-square-foot structure closer to the Golf Road property line, according to The Daily Herald. This will give the business more room for dual drive-through lanes that enters and exits from the north of the one-acre site. The new corporate-owned restaurant will start construction in August, with a completion date expected for January 2023.

The company, which now has more than 600 locations nationwide, including more than 20 throughout Chicagoland and more on the way, designed the drive-through to not disrupt the surrounding businesses or traffic flow. For those who want to eat inside the restaurant, plans include a remodeled parking lot with 26 parking spaces, some paved with permeable brick pavers. After a unanimous first reading vote earlier this week, the company must wait for final approval, scheduled for July 12. If everything is approved, Raising Cane’s plans to hire 55 employees for the new store.

“The petitioner’s business does include some on-site seating, but the majority relies on drive-through business, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way people utilize restaurants,” city staff wrote in a report about the proposed redevelopment.

Raising Cane's Replacing Buona Beef in Rolling Meadows Next Year
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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