When will Columbia’s new fast food restaurants open?

Columbia is home to many of the country’s most popular fast food dishes, from McDonald’s to Chick-fil-A to Chipotle. But the city continues to add new restaurants, and some chains are adding new locations for residents with big appetites and little time to wait.

Here is the latest news on some of Columbia’s most anticipated next fast food restaurants.

Raise the cane

The restaurant known for its chicken fingers and signature Cane sauce is slated to open in early November, located at 203 S. Providence Road.

The location is believed to bring about 150 jobs to Columbia, according to a press release.

Following:The opening of the Raising Cane site in Columbia seeks to hire “chickenthusiasts”

The franchise originally planned to open its first store in Columbia on October 26, but has since pushed the date back to November 9.

Raising Cane combo meal

“Like many businesses across the country, we have unfortunately been affected by construction delays,” the company wrote in an email. “However, we are set to open soon and have hired over 100 crew members to serve our future customers in Colombia. We are excited to be part of the local community.”

Since its founding in 1996 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the franchise has opened a total of 571 restaurants in 31 states. The new location in Columbia will mark Missouri’s 19th location.

“As one of the fastest growing cities in Missouri, Columbia is a vibrant community with three colleges, a thriving downtown area, and beautiful parks with the MKT Trail running everywhere,” the restaurant chef said. Jarrett Smith in a press release announcing the June opening.

Do you want to work there? Text RCJOBS to 97211 to apply or go to WorkAtCanes.com to apply online. Applicants will be contacted immediately to arrange an interview after applying, depending on the franchise.

Drinks at scooter cafe.


Scooter’s opens its third branch in Columbia at the corner of Ash and Stadium near Chick-fil-A.

The coffee company, which was founded in Nebraska, strives to continue upholding its four core values ​​of integrity, love, humility and courage, according to a press release.

The other two Columbia sites are located at 5 Old 63 S and 2501 Grindstone Pkwy.

Construction of the foundations for the new Culver restaurant at the 2010 Bernadette Dr. is underway at the site where the Ruby Tuesday restaurant was located.  Culver's are known for their cooked-to-order butter burgers and frozen custard.


Culver’s, best known for its frozen custard and Butterburgers, adds an extra location to the area.

Of the new restaurants open, Culver’s is the furthest from its opening date, with construction just starting a few weeks ago.

The skeleton of the building is still being formed and the progress can be seen from Stadium Blvd.

Culver's Double Deluxe Cheeseburger is one of the most popular dishes on the menu, along with the frozen custard and cheese curds offered by the restaurant chain.

The new restaurant is being built where Ruby Tuesday formally stood, with the process being slightly extended as the old building had to be demolished for the new one to be put in its place.

The chain will bring another location to satisfy your sweet tooth with a different flavor available every day alongside their traditional customizable concretes.

Columbia’s location at 2520 Broadway Bluffs Dr. recently celebrated its third anniversary.

Did we miss the restaurant you were looking forward to? We are happy to update this list with the latest. Email us at [email protected] and we’ll investigate adding your suggestion to our list.

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