MARLBOROUGH, MA – A rare fast food restaurant may soon open in Marlborough.
Louisiana-based Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers have requested a new restaurant to open along Boston Post Road – and it would only be the chain’s second location between Maine and Maryland.
According to a May 11 special permit application, Raising Cane’s restaurant would be located at 141 Boston Post Road West, across from Apex Entertainment Square. The restaurant would measure approximately 3,300 square feet and feature two drive-thru lanes. The restaurant would employ around 12 people, depending on the app.
As you can guess, Cane’s specializes almost exclusively in chicken finger dishes.
“The concept of the restaurant is based on its One Love, the chicken finger dish,” says the app. “That’s all Raising Cane’s serves … cans of chicken fingers, served with pancake cut fries, coleslaw, Texas toast and homemade Cane’s sauce.”
Raising Cane’s has a location in Boston, but you’ll have to drive as far west as Youngstown, Ohio, or south to Charlottesville, Virginia to find another.
The Marlborough Zoning Board has already signed some necessary approvals for the restaurant, including a reduced number of parking spaces. City council will need to approve the request for a dual drive-thru lane.
So far, only one neighbor in the Raising Cane’s project has expressed opposition to drive-thru: the neighboring McDonald’s emailed city officials last week expressing concern that the shared driveway could become a danger. for the safety.
Raising Cane’s was founded in 1996 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has since expanded to over 500 locations in the United States and a few overseas.