Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers is planning its 11th Twin Cities metro location.
The fast-food chain has asked Burnsville for permission to open a new restaurant at 1501 C.R. 42 West, just east of County Road 5, part of the Aurora Village Center.
A former Pier One store would be demolished, and the new fast-food spot built from the ground up. The Burnsville City Council, as part of the consent agenda during its May 4 meeting, approved Raising Cane's application to demolish the Pier One structure.
Deb Garross, Burnsville city planner, told Bring Me The News Raising Cane's is expected to begin construction this year, with an opening slated for fall 2021 or sometime in early 2022.
According to planning documents, it would be open from 10 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. The plan is to include two drive-through lanes and windows, since most customers order that way. However, there will be indoor seating for about 58 customers, plus 72 seats on an outdoor patio. The company expects to serve about 1,300 meals every day.
This would be the 11th Raising Cane's location in the Twin Cities. A Raising Cane's in St. Cloud - the first outside the metro - is expected to open in the near future.
The Louisiana-based chicken chain first arrived in Minnesota in 2007.
This story includes reporting from Joe Nelson.