The Lengthy Wait for New Cedar Rapids Restaurant is Nearly Over
Finally! A new restaurant is almost ready to open... some three-and-a-half years after we first learned it was coming to Cedar Rapids.
It was late in September of 2019 that I revealed that the popular Raising Cane's restaurant chain was coming to Cedar Rapids. Tick, tick, tick has gone the days and months since then.
A little over a year after the original announcement, we broke the bad news that the Cedar Rapids store wasn't going to be opening on Collins Road, next to Mister Car Wash.
Since then, we've seen the Coralville Raising Cane's be announced, and open its doors.
Then in August of 2022 came the wonderful news. Raising Cane's would build and operate a new restaurant along Collins Road in Cedar Rapids, in the very spot it was first promised.
This fall and winter, we've watched the construction along Collins Road, through what is without question the most difficult time of the year to build.
However, the workers have persevered through icy, snowy, and frigid days for you, and your first taste of Chicken Fingers, Crinkle-Cut Fries, Texas Toast, Sweet Tea, etc. is almost here.
Several weeks ago, Raising Cane's announced they were hiring crewmembers for the Cedar Rapids restaurant. When you see that, you know it won't be long.
If you've driven by on Collins Road, you know the sign is up, and for good reason. Opening day is now a week away. According to an event posting by Raising Cane's, it will open on Tuesday, March 21.
Cedar Rapids, your patience (ok, so we haven't been that patient) is about to pay off.