Raising Cane's interior in Beaumont, TX.
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Palm Beach County is home to an incredible variety of restaurants and cuisines, but a fast-growing restaurant chain coming to Royal Palm Beach this fall isn’t about options and variety. It serves only one thing: chicken fingers — marinated, hand-battered and cooked to order.
Devout followers of the Louisiana-based chain are known as Caniacs.
The business started in Baton Rouge and now has nearly 600 locations in more than 35 states. It plans to open 100 restaurants in 2022, including the one in Royal Palm Beach.
The chain’s popularity is partly because of its iconic, secret-recipe Cane’s Sauce, which the company says was named the No. 1 sauce in the quick-service industry.
Raising Cane’s will be on the northeast corner of State Road 7 and Southern Boulevard, where Applebee’s used to be. The renovated building will feature multiple drive-through lanes and an outdoor patio.
The restaurant will fill 150 positions. Starting pay is $15 an hour, with the potential for a monthly bonus.
“We couldn't be more thrilled to continue our growth in Florida and can’t wait to bring Caniacs in Royal Palm Beach their very own Raising Cane’s,” said Jon Wantz, the area leader of restaurants.
He said the chain plans additional locations in the area, including Boynton Beach near the intersection of Boynton Beach Boulevard and Congress Avenue. Raising Cane’s also is expanding to Pompano Beach, Port St. Lucie and Miami Beach.
The restaurant chain recently earned a spot on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list and was featured on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Large Employers.
For information on job openings, visit jobs.raisingcanes.com.