In 2000, Tim McCarthy was a junior in college and needed to pay for his last two years of school. Having run out of money from loans and scholarships, he started looking for a way to continue his education. The solution: partnering with his father to start a marketing consulting company called KT McCarthy, LTD. The two McCarthys presented proposals to a few potential clients and landed their first consulting job with an eight-location chicken Restaurant concept out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
This was Tim’s first interaction with Raising Cane’s®. He fell in love with the brand and met Todd Graves, Raising Cane’s founder. After consulting on the Raising Cane’s marketing plan, Tim decided he wanted to be a part of the Raising Cane’s family.
After working his way from Crewmember to Manager, Tim suspected that Raising Cane’s would be a “hit” back in Ohio. Upon his return to the Buckeye State, he opened up his first franchise Restaurant across from the Ohio State University campus in October 2004. Slowly but surely, finger by finger, the students began to fall in love with Raising Cane’s.
After opening his first Restaurant, Tim teamed with friend, mentor, and restaurant industry veteran Roy Getz to form RCO Limited in September 2005. In just under a year, the pair opened the Olentangy River Road and Gahanna Restaurants and they haven’t stopped since.
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