The first-ever standalone Raising Cane’s restaurant in North Carolina is set to open on Nov. 7 on the corner of Columbia and East Franklin streets after the company purchased the property in late 2021.
The location will have the option of sidewalk dining and will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. daily, joining restaurants such as Cosmic Cantina and Time-Out in providing the area with late-night dining options. Locations in Florida, Iowa and Maryland will be opening on Nov. 7 as well.
Fliers posted on the doors of the restaurant in early October advertised job opportunities, starting at $15 an hour. The location is hiring 120 crew members, according to the email.
“We are building a beautiful, non-traditional Raising Cane’s that fully embraces and represents Chapel Hill in cool, unique ways,” Dustin Shearer, the divisional leader of restaurants for Raising Cane’s, said in an email. “It’s a multi-level restaurant, so getting to a place where we are ready to open has taken a little longer than expected, as do most things!”
Jeremy Strayhorn, a Raising Cane’s employee at the Chapel Hill location, posted several interior images of the building on Oct. 2 on X.
Raising Cane’s was founded by Todd Graves and opened in 1996 in Louisiana’s capital city, Baton Rouge, at the North Gates of Louisiana State University.
The chain now owns and operates over 700 locations in the U.S. and has expanded to Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. There are also Raising Cane’s in the student union at East Carolina University in Greenville and on the Camp Lejeune military base in Jacksonville.