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Raising Cane’s to open 5 new restaurants in Indiana



Indiana – The grand opening of one of the Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers locations in central Indiana is right around the corner.

The Bloomington location is set to open on Aug. 23 at Kirkwood Avenue and Dunn Road.

But that’s just the start of the chain’s “big plans” for Indiana. The chicken chain will also open an Avon location on U.S. 36 in November, with another to follow in on Campus Parkway and Cabela Parkway in Noblesville in December.

Other Raising Cane’s restaurants are scheduled to open in Muncie (2023 at McGalliard and Pauline) and Merrillville (2025 at Highway 80 and Southlake). Indiana already has a pair of Raising Cane’s restaurants in Mishawaka and West Lafayette.

Founder and CEO Todd Graves came up with the idea of a limited menu. A business professor told him a chicken finger restaurant “would never work,” according to the Raising Cane’s website.

He worked at an oil refinery and served as a commercial fisherman until he raised enough money to get a small business loan and eventually opened his first restaurant. Since then, Raising Cane’s has grown to include 640 stores, with plans to reach 700 by the end of the year.

The chain is named after Graves’ Labrador retriever. There have been three different Raising Canes over the years.


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