DeKALB – Work on DeKalb’s first Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers ramped up Monday as a crane was seen demolishing the building at 2411 Sycamore Road, formerly an Applebee’s.
The Louisiana-based southern-style chicken restaurant chain announced in February it’s intention to set up shop in DeKalb, and will build a 3,357-square-foot restaurant on the land, with a drive-thru and outdoor seating area.
The plan was approved by the city council in March.
The site plan shows 46 parking spaces with two handicap accessible ones, and 95 seats inside and 26 outdoor seats, documents show, and the restaurant owners have estimated 80% of their business will be via drive-thru traffic.
According to Raising Cane’s website, they’re already looking to hire an operations manager for the DeKalb location. Other new locations hiring include Batavia, Bloomingdale, Crystal Lake, Harwood Heights, Morton Grove, Naperville, Oak Lawn and Oswego.
The building at 2441 Sycamore Road has been vacant for a year and a half,after Applebee’s abruptly closed in June of 2018.
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has over 380 restaurants in 24 states, according to its website.
Source: The Daily Chronicle