Raising Cane’s will move its downtown Baton Rouge headquarters from II City Plaza to the IBM Building sometime this fall.
The chicken tender chain will take up about 6,500 square feet on the eighth floor of the IBM Building, which is set to open next month. About 25 to 30 employees, representing departments, including the executive offices, crew resources, marketing and Louisiana operations, will make the move, said Julie Perrault, a Cane’s spokeswoman.
Raising Cane’s has 5,300 square feet in II City Plaza. The chain has been operating out of the North Boulevard office building for about three years, subleasing space from the Kean Miller law firm.
“We knew Kean Miller would need the space eventually,” Perrault said.
Raising Cane’s signed a lease for space in the IBM Building on Monday.
Raising Cane’s is the second tenant to announce plans to move into the IBM Building. Earlier this week, the New Orleans-based law firm Fishman Haygood said its Baton Rouge office will take up 9,200 square feet on the eighth floor. Fishman Haygood plans to move into its office by mid-July.
While IBM will take up floors four through seven of the office building, space is available on the eighth and ninth floors. Officials with the Downtown Development District have said more tenants will be announced soon.