After Several Delays, Raising Cane’s Opens

Photo by Christian Leonard / Burbank Leader

First published in the June 11 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Raising Cane’s opened in Burbank on Tuesday after months of delays and schedule changes. The opening saw a line of vehicles stretching down Olive Avenue. The popular chicken-finger restaurant has faced scrutiny from residents living in the adjacent neighborhood who expressed concerns that traffic could spill onto their streets, with the city and Raising Cane’s still facing a lawsuit over Burbank’s issuance of the restaurant’s building permit. Burbank Police Chief Michael Albanese said the eatery is paying for on-duty, off-duty and retired police officers to manage traffic flow and keep cars off residential streets for the next three weeks.