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Ohio Restaurants Working to Overcome Labor Shortages

In August, the industry experienced its first slowdown in business for the year

Raising Cane's, a Louisiana-based chicken fingers restaurant chain, is expanding into Northeast Ohio at a time when many businesses, large and small, find it hard to fill job openings.

Its second Summit County restaurant opened Tuesday in Cuyahoga Falls, just months after opening its first local one in Macedonia. Raising Cane's now has more than 530 restaurants, including 12 in Northeast Ohio and 33 others elsewhere in the state, with aggressive plans to add another 100 sites next year.

The Falls store is fully staffed, with more than 100 full- and part-time employees, said Michelle Bellanger, area leader of marketing for the company. The store is a "high volume prototype" with a double drive-thru lane.

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