Raising Cane’s breaks ground on 3rd Dayton-area restaurant, sets opening

New restaurant coming to Huber Heights will hire about 80, company officials say

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers broke ground this week on its third Dayton-area restaurant, which is scheduled to open in July in Huber Heights.

The new location at 7841 Old Troy Pike will be Raising Cane’s 37th restaurant in Ohio and 523rd system-wide, a spokeswoman for Raising Cane’s Ohio, the restaurant chain’s franchisee in the Buckeye State, said in a release.

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The next step will be hiring a crew of about 80, according to Eric Ongaro, president of Raising Cane’s Ohio.

“We look forward to getting involved with local schools and organizations as we work to become an integral part of the community,” Ongaro said.

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A new Starbucks is also joining the Old Troy Pike retail strip, about a block away from Raising Cane’s.

The Raising Cane’s will be built on land that previously housed a former PNC Bank branch, which shut down in April 2019. The new Starbucks, which will include a drive-through, will be built on a site that formerly housed Cadillac Jacks at 7720 Old Troy Pike.

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Raising Cane’s Ohio opened its first Dayton-area location on Ohio 725 in Washington Twp. in 2017, and opened its second Dayton-area location across from The Greene in Beavercreek in 2018. Earlier this year, the franchisee’s plans to open a location on Far Hills Avenue in Kettering were dropped after opposition from neighbors.

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The chain prides itself on a focused, minimalist menu and a simple concept, centered on chicken fingers that are made “fresh, never frozen,” marinated for 24 hours, then battered and cooked to order. Also featured on the menu are crinkle-cut fries, cole slaw, Texas Toast and sauces that are made in-house every day.

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