Popular chain with focus on chicken fingers, community involvement, prepares for third Southern California grand opening
As the local Caniac population grows across Southern California, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is working to keep up with demand by opening its third restaurant in Orange County next week.
The popular Louisiana-based restaurant company known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – will celebrate the arrival of its newest restaurant, at 2249 N. Tustin St. in Orange, on Tuesday, March 1.
Grand opening festivities begin at 9:15 a.m. with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Orange Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Teresa "Tita" Smith and other local dignitaries. First-time visitors will be treated to traditional cheers and other high-energy chants to launch the location in unique Cane’s fashion, compliments of its 65-70 newly hired crewmembers. Doors open to the public at 10 a.m.
To add to the excitement, the first 20 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older will receive Free Cane’s for a Year! In addition, the first 100 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older will receive a free Cane’s Orange T-shirt, along with a voucher for a free Box Combo – containing four fresh, never ever frozen chicken fingers, Texas toast, secret recipe Cane’s sauce, coleslaw, crinkle-cut fries and a drink – that may be redeemed on a subsequent visit.
“The Caniacs have really come out of the woodwork and are keeping our restaurants in Costa Mesa and Aliso Viejo rocking,” said General Manager Bill Sowers, who has lived and worked in Orange for more than 10 years. “So we can’t wait to open our doors here in Orange and share our ONE LOVE with the folks in this vibrant city next.”
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 and named for his yellow Labrador, Raising Cane’s recently earned the distinction of being among the Top 10 quick service restaurant chains in the nation for 2015, according to the authoritative Sandelman & Associates Quick-Track study, based on food quality, customer service, cleanliness and other important factors.
In addition to its focus on chicken fingers, Raising Cane’s is renowned for its commitment to active involvement in its local communities. In recent weeks, the restaurant has supported several area organizations, including the Orange Pet Hospital, the Orange High School Holiday Classic basketball tournament, the Orange Lutheran High School auction and the Women Helping Women non-profit group.
And on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Sowers and his fellow crewmembers volunteered at the Orange YMCA, painting, gardening and cleaning up the children’s play area. Each of the kids served by the YMCA will also receive a free Kids Meal Card once the new restaurant opens.
“We were proud to pitch in at the YMCA for our pre-opening service project,” said Sowers. “And we’re looking forward to getting even more involved throughout Orange, doing our part to support the local community, its schools and its many excellent not-for-profit organizations.”
Hours of operation at the new Orange restaurant are Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. The Golden State’s third Raising Cane’s marks the 257th restaurant in its nationwide system.
ABOUT RAISING CANE'S®:
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., RAISING CANE'S CHICKEN FINGERS has more than 250 restaurants in 20 states with multiple new restaurants under construction. The company has ONE LOVE®—quality chicken finger meals—and is continually recognized for its unique business model and customer satisfaction. Raising Cane’s vision is to have restaurants all over the world and be the brand for quality chicken finger meals, a great crew, cool culture and active community involvement.
More information is available at raisingcanes.com.
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