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Raising Cane’s exploring a location in Sterling

This would be the first DC area location for the popular chicken finger chain.

Raising Cane’s, the popular Lousiana-based chicken finger chain, is exploring its first location in the greater DC area and a spot in Sterling appears to be high on the list. For fans of chicken fingers — and they are legion — this is huge news.

According to paperwork filed with Loudoun County, the brand is considering knocking down the old Capitol One bank building on Atlantic Boulevard and putting up a 3,300 s.f. Raising Cane’s restaurant there. This is near the intersection of Atlantic and Nokes Boulevard, in between the Chili’s and the McDonald’s. That’s across the street from Walmart, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s and Chick-fil-A. (Here’s a map.)

If you’re a newbie, Raising Cane’s was founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana back in 1996. Its menu is exceedingly simple, focused on chicken finger combos and chicken finger sandwiches along with crinkle-cut fries, Texas toast, and iced tea.

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The chain has since grown to more than 500 locations. In Virginia, there are Raising Cane’s restaurants in Charlottesville, Richmond, and the Norfolk area, but none in NoVa. It’s unclear if this is a done deal or tentative. We’re trying to reach the parties involved for more information.

Regardless, Loudoun County appears to be a magnet for new chicken brands. The first Zaxby’s anywhere in the region opened last year along Route 50 in the South Riding/Chantilly area and the first Bojangles fried chicken restaurant in the Northern Virginia suburbs is coming soon to Sterling.

 

9 Comments
  1. David F 1 year ago
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    Please, please let this be true…

    • Chris Wadsworth 1 year ago
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      It’s definitely true that they are considering that spot in Sterling. We have the paperwork. The Burn doesn’t report rumor, only facts. However, we have not been able to confirm whether there is a signed lease or not. Many of these deals get discussed, and then for one reason or another, do not go forward. Here’s hoping this one does.

  2. Celena 1 year ago
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    I really enjoyed the article ?

  3. Athena CP 1 year ago
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    Raising Cane has Zaxbys and Bojangles beat hands down. First off the food and the customer service sucks at Zaxbys and Bojangles. The best Chicken Fingers ever at Raising Canes and the employees care about you, get your order correct. Wish there was a Raising Canes in Williamsburg, Virginia. ?

    • Kelly Duncan 7 months ago
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      There’s one here in mobile alabama if you want to drive down here and get it.

    • Kelly Duncan 7 months ago
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      There’s one here in mobile alabama if you want to drive down here and get it.

  4. Karen duncan 7 months ago
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    i agree with you i love raising cane’s too and both of my daughters kelly and claire love it too but the meals that we always get are the sandwich combo,the box combo,and the caniac combo

  5. Karen duncan 7 months ago
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    i agree with you i love raising cane’s too and both of my daughters kelly and claire love it too but the meals that we always get are the sandwich combo,the box combo,and the caniac combo

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