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Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has plans for its first Maui location here along Hookele Street near the American Savings Bank in Kahului. GOOGLE CARDS photo

Louisiana-based fast food chain Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has plans for its first Maui location on a vacant plot in Kahului, officials confirmed Thursday.

The $ 1.98 million building is said to be located on approximately 1.3 acres at 127 Hookele Street, according to an open county permit summary. The restaurant would be next door to the American Savings Bank, which is on the corner of Hookele and Pakaula streets.

Like the six Raising Cane’s on Oahu, the Maui restaurant will be launched and managed by Panda Restaurant Group, owner of Panda Express. Brand officials have confirmed the plans and said the Maui spot is expected to open in early 2022.

“We are thrilled to join the Maui community in serving hot and crispy chicken dishes and supporting local organizations and schools” Ali Urbick, spokesperson for Panda Restaurant Group, said Thursday.

The land is owned by CFT NV Developments LLC of Las Vegas and is worth approximately $ 2.6 million, according to property tax records. It was purchased in February 2020.

Known for its crispy chicken fingers, Raising Cane’s already has six locations in Oahu. His latest restaurant – in the Pa’ina Lanai Food Court at the Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki – opened last month. The menu offers variations of variations of the brand’s staples: chicken fingers, wavy fries, Texas toast, coleslaw and secret sauce.

“Raising Cane’s signature combo box contains four premium 100% white meat chicken fillets cooked to order, ensuring every chicken finger is served hot, fresh and juicy.” said a press release. “Chicken fingers are served with Cane’s secret and irresistible house sauce, wavy fries, Texas toast and coleslaw made daily. To top it off, Raising Cane’s stays true to its commitment to quality with freshly squeezed lemonade and freshly brewed sweet tea, both made from pure cane sugar and prepared fresh daily.

Hawaii’s first Raising Cane restaurant opened on December 11, 2018 in Honolulu at King Street Restaurant, near the University of Hawaii. Additional spots in Kapolei, Mililani and Hawaii Kai followed.

The Chicken Restaurant isn’t the only one to hatch in the Hookele area.

Hawaii’s first Chick-fil-A location is slated to open at 140 Hookele St. next year. The approximately $ 3 million Kahului Restaurant, the first of five Chick-fil-A Hawaii locations planned for the next two years, will be built in the Alexander & Baldwin’s Puunene Mall, which is anchored by Target.

When complete, Maui’s Chick-fil-A will have a full dining room with double drive-thru and a patio for alfresco dining. It will be followed by several locations on Oahu.

Raising Cane County’s building permit application, which was entered in March 2020, is still being processed and approvals are pending.

Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Raising Cane’s now has more than 530 restaurants in 28 states nationwide, as well as hundreds of international locations including Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. . .

For more information, visit raisecanes.com.

* This story has been updated from the original version which omitted Raising Cane’s response due to technology issues from Maui News.

* Kehaulani Cerizo can be contacted at [email protected]

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