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Is Raising Cane’s Coming to Jersey City? What to Know

by Danielle Farina
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A popular chicken tender joint has entered the Hudson County rumor mill. Two current job openings give reason to believe that Raising Cane’s, a Louisiana-based fried chicken chain, might be headed to Jersey City’s Stadium Plaza Shopping Center sometime soon. Read on for what to know regarding a potential Raising Cane’s in Jersey City. 

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The Evidence

On Thursday, May 24th, an eagle-eyed Hoboken Girl reader shared that there are two job openings on Raising Cane’s website, both located in Jersey City: Restaurant Leader / General Manager, and Assistant General Manager. The address associated with the jobs is 321 NJ-440, Jersey City, which is in the Stadium Plaza Shopping Center. 

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Both of these opportunities seem to necessitate the existence of an actual Jersey City restaurant. “The Restaurant Leader is responsible for strategic direction for their restaurant and must maintain operations standards and drive results through people development, sales, and profit growth,” reads the description for the Restaurant Leader role. “The Assistant Restaurant Leader is responsible for supporting the Restaurant Leader in day-to-day operations of the restaurant and upholding Raising Cane’s standards,” reads the other. 

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The exact address listed on the job descriptions (321 NJ-440) is the former site of the National Wholesale Liquidators in Jersey City, which filed for bankruptcy in 2018 and permanently closed shortly thereafter. Per LoopNet, the property was most recently listed for lease in 2022 and appears to still be vacant. It’s worth noting that Raising Cane’s first announced expansion to move to New Jersey in 2022, per NJ.com, with plans to open “five more restaurants throughout the state in 2024.” 

 


 

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Still, none of this is solid confirmation, so HG reached out to Raising Cane’s customer support representatives for more information. Unfortunately, new locations are not within the representative’s scope, but he shared that it’s certainly possible one could be coming to Jersey City. 

The Hoboken Girl has additionally reached out to Raising Cane’s PR and the real estate broker for the Stadium Shopping Center to get more information but has yet to hear back. We’ll update this piece with more details as they unfold.

 About Raising Cane’s 

Much like the story of Chick-fil-A, Raising Cane’s is a popular Southern chicken chain that after years of fanfare, is finally making its way up the East Coast. 

Raising Cane’s first opened in 1996 at a small shop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The concept, a restaurant that served “high-quality chicken tenders” and nothing else, was a college dream of founder and CEO Todd Graves. Over twenty years later, that model persists: Raising Cane’s menu consists only of chicken tender combos, fries, and a side of Texas toast. To date, the shop has 330 restaurants in 23 states, and counting. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The chicken fingers are Raising Cane’s “one love,” but it’s perhaps the extras that make this spot so sought-after. The namesake Cane’s Sauce is a Russian Dressing-adjacent that is equal parts creamy, tangy, and delicious. You can browse the full menu here

Earlier this year, Raising Cane’s opened its first New Jersey location in Burlington Township. Three other locations subsequently followed in Cherry Hill, Deptford, and Marlton. According to NJ.com, the chain plans to roll out even more NJ storefronts over the next few years. 

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Of course, we’ll keep you updated as details unfold. For now, be sure to follow @thehobokengirl on Instagram + TikTok, and sign up for our newsletter that shares all of the top stories in your inbox here.

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