Local Chamber, Scout troop to participate in ribbon cutting as 3rd area restaurant opens Thursday
As if two Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers could possibly be enough to satisfy all the Caniacs in Omaha…
The popular Louisiana-based chain known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – will hold its latest grand opening on Thursday, Aug. 20, marking the third Raising Cane’s in the Omaha market and the seventh in the Cornhusker State.
Located at 12930 W. Maple, in front of Target and near 132nd Street, the new restaurant will kick off the festivities at 9:30 a.m. with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring the Omaha Chamber of Commerce and a local Boy Scout troop. 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 opening day excitement, the first 10 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 Omaha 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.
“Raising Cane’s loves Omaha and it’s great to know that Omaha loves us back,” said General Manager Rebekah McNamar, who has lived in the area for eight years. “This is such a great city and, over the last several years, the local Caniac population has really exploded. We’ve also been very involved in the local community, supporting non-profits and other organizations, and that activity will only increase as we continue to expand across Omaha.”
On Aug. 14, McNamar and her fellow crewmembers volunteered with Keep Omaha Beautiful, a non-profit organization dedicated to litter reduction, beautification and education on solid waste issues. The Raising Cane’s crew helped clear litter and debris around Standing Bear Lake Park.
“We think Omaha is already a gorgeous place, and that’s in large part to the exceptional work done by Keep Omaha Beautiful,” said McNamar. “We had a great time pitching in last week and we’re proud to have used our pre-opening service project to help make the lake area even nicer for local residents.”
Raising Cane’s is already partnering with several other organizations throughout the area, including the Boy Scouts of America’s Loess Trail Race in September and volunteering with the local YMCA. Raising Cane’s was also on-site during the recent College World Series in Omaha.
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 and named for his yellow Labrador, Raising Cane, the rapidly growing chain recently earned the distinction of being among the top four quick service restaurant chains in the nation for 2014, according to the authoritative Sandelman & Associates Quick-Track study, based on food quality, customer service, cleanliness and other important factors.
The latest Omaha grand opening marks the 229th Raising Cane’s in the U.S. Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
ABOUT RAISING CANE'S®:
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., RAISING CANE'S CHICKEN FINGERS has nearly 230 restaurants in 19 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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