Raising Cane’s, national restaurant chain specializing in chicken fingers, coming to 36th and Broadway


The northeast corner of 36th and Broadway is surrounded by a fence, and the former Ruby Tuesday sign still stands. However, Raising Cane's will soon be built on the site. | J. Robert Gough

QUINCY — Now that Target has finally opened its doors, Quincy shoppers want to know what businesses will be filling three parcels of property on the northeast corner of 36th and Broadway.

Muddy River News has confirmed through multiple sources that Raising Cane’s, an American fast-food restaurant chain specializing in chicken fingers, will be built on a 5,200 square foot lot on the corner of 36th and Broadway. 

Crexi.com, a commercial real estate website, has a gallery of photos attached to a profile of the Target property. The Cane’s logo is shown on several photos in the gallery at the same corner where Ruby Tuesday once stood. The restaurant was demolished in Sept. 2022.

While a date has yet to be confirmed for the groundbreaking or projected opening, Quincy City Planner Chuck Bevelheimer said (without personally saying it was Raising Cane’s) the prospective restaurant must work within Target’s traffic parameters for construction but would like to be open by the end of 2023. 

Two other lots on the northeast corner of 36th and Broadway — one is 2,400 square feet, one is 2,500 square feet according to Crexi — remain vacant.

| Photo courtesy of Crexi.com

ScrapeHero.com, a web data provider, reports there are 704 Raising Cane’s restaurants in the United States as of Aug. 2. Texas is the leading state with 194 restaurants. Illinois ranks sixth with 29 restaurants. The closest Raising Cane’s are in Springfield, Ill., and Chesterfield, Mo.

Raising Cane’s was founded in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., by Todd Graves and Craig Silvey. The restaurant is named after Graves beloved dog, a yellow lab named Cane who became the chain’s mascot. The yellow lab legacy continued with Cane II, a therapy dog that visited local hospitals. Cane III can be followed on Instagram @RaisingCane3

Cane III

Raising Cane’s menu is limited. It offers chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries, cole slaw, and garlic butter Texas toast. Along with fountain sodas, Raising Cane’s serves fresh brewed iced tea and lemonade — both made with real cane sugar. 

So goodbye Ruby Tuesday and hello Raising Cane’s.

Raising Cane’s logo located on the right hand side of this illustration. The restaurant is expected to occupy the spot where Ruby Tuesday once stood. | Crexi.com

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