Raising Cane in Colorado Springs

December 6, 2018 by  

Construction has started on the first Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers in Colorado Springs. The new restaurant is at Agora Point and Academy Boulevard, and is a 3,067 stand-alone building that replaced a razed Elephant Bar.

Confluent Development, based in Denver, is developing Academy Square, the project that will be the home of Raising Cane’s, as well as an A.M. Eatery; a Snooze, which is a brunch and breakfast chain; and Bishops Cuts/Color, a salon and barbershop based in Portland, Oregon. Raising Cane’s will offer indoor seating, garage doors that roll up, a drive-thru, and a patio. New businesses like this can distribute promotional products to increase brand recognition.

Raising Cane’s is a Louisiana chain started in 1996. The restaurants have become famous for their marinated, breaded chicken fingers, which are made to order. The chain now has over 400 stores in 24 states and overseas. In Colorado, there are restaurants in Parker, Fort Collins, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, and Castle Rock. A location in Bloomfield opened recently.

Nick Kitaeff, Confluent Development’s development director, said his company finds Colorado Springs a good market. Thus far, the developer has created two senior living communities there, and free-standing buildings for 7-Eleven and Starbucks. The developer is also the owner of a former Ruby Tuesday’s, where a new Hop Jacks will open soon.

The Colorado Springs Raising Cane’s is scheduled to open in late spring, 2019.