By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers plans Manteca restaurant; Chick-fil-A is opening on April 30
raising cane
What a typical free-standing Raising Cane’s restaurant looks like.
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers — a Baton Rouge, Louisiana fast food place with more than 500 locations in the United States and the Middle East — is building a store in Manteca.

The proposed 3,247-square-foot building with a drive-thru lane and a covered 1,194-square-foot outdoor dining patio — the largest covered outdoor dining yet in Manteca — is being proposed for 1131 East Yosemite Ave.

The location is between Cottage Avenue and Raylow Avenue on property where older homes were demolished several years ago next door to the Cigarette Store. It is the first development on the north side of Yosemite Avenue between Powers and Cottage in 40 plus years.

It will bring the number of chicken fast food dining options in less than a mile along East Yosemite Avenue between Raylow Avenue and Vasconcellos Avenue to four. The others are Kentucky Fried Chicken, Chick-fil-A and El Pollo Loco. A fifth chicken fast food location — Popeyes Chicken — is on West Yosemite Avenue.

Chick-fil-A is opening their new Manteca location on Thursday, April 30, on the northeast corner of Northwoods Avenue and East Yosemite Avenue.

Due to the pandemic, Chick-fil-A will not conduct their traditional First 100 event where the first 100 customers that qualify receive a free sandwich meal per week for 52 weeks.

In store dining will not open at this time. Drive up service will be available during temporary restaurant hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays.

Manteca will be Raising Cane’s first Northern California location.

Raising Cane’s has a limited menu with five box combos including a kids’ combo. The box combo dubbed as “our favorite” includes four chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries, one Cane’s sauce, Texas toast, coleslaw, and a 22 ounce drink.

There are five extras on the menu — a chicken finger, Cane’s sauce, crinkle-cut fries, Texas toast, and coleslaw. You can also order chicken fingers in bulk with 25, 50, 75 or 100 fingers.

Besides soda drink they have freshly brewed sweet tea, unsweet tea, and freshly squeezed lemonade. You can also buy the sweet tea, unsweet tea, and lemonade by the jug.

The opening of Raising Cane’s would solidify East Yosemite Avenue — and adjoining properties such as Spreckels Marketplace — from Powers Avenue to Vasconcellos with the highest concentration of dining options in Manteca with 35 locations.

The Raising Cane’s project will be reviewed by the Manteca Planning Commission when they meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 1001 W. Center St.


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email