After Delays, Raising Cane’s Plans March Opening

First published in the Jan. 1 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Despite being a source of some controversy in a nearby neighborhood, a Raising Cane’s location is slated to open in Burbank sometime in March, a representative confirmed.
The fast food restaurant, known for its chicken fingers and Texas toast, will begin operating at 1750 W. Olive Ave, in mid- to late-March, Raising Cane’s community liaison Marice Pesquale told the Leader. Burbank officials said in June that the eatery was scheduled to open in September 2021.
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City Pursues Protections for Area Near Restaurant

Photo by Christian Leonard / Burbank Leader
Among the Burbank City Council’s decisions this week was a move to update a neighborhood protection plan for an area near an incoming Raising Cane’s restaurant and a state-mandated zoning code change.

The Burbank City Council voted this week to direct staff to update protective policies for a local neighborhood in response to the imminent arrival of a Raising Cane’s restaurant.

Residents of the Rancho Providencia neighborhood, located south of Olive Avenue near Orchard Drive, addressed the council in March regarding their concerns with the fast food eatery’s potential impact on their community. Many said they feared the restaurant drive-thru would introduce traffic, noise and trash issues in the area.

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