Raising Cane’s Breaks Ground in El Paso

Popular chicken finger chain known for active community involvement to open first area restaurant in November

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, the Louisiana-based restaurant chain with legions of loyal fans known as “Caniacs,” has broken ground on its first restaurant in El Paso. The first of several locations planned for the area is tentatively scheduled to open in late November

Having built a strong presence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, and with footholds in Austin, Lubbock and elsewhere around Texas, Raising Cane’s is heeding the calls from local Caniacs and bringing its ONE LOVE® -- quality chicken finger meals – to the Sun City.

“We’ve been building momentum throughout Texas and in several other states, and we’re excited to finally make it to El Paso,” said Todd Graves, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Raising Cane’s. “We’ve had a groundswell of support from local residents asking us to come to this vibrant city, and we’ve listened. While we’re under construction, our Crewmembers will be reaching out to area schools and other non-profit organizations to find out how we can pitch in and support the local community, which is at the core of our culture.”

Raising Cane’s serves just one thing: fresh, never ever frozen chicken fingers, along with its craveable – some say addictive – secret-recipe Cane’s sauce, crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw, Texas toast, freshly brewed sweet tea and fresh-squeezed lemonade.

Founded by Graves in 1996 and named for his yellow Labrador, Raising Cane, the rapidly growing chain now has more than 190 locations in 17 states. Cane’s recently earned the distinction of being among the top three quick service restaurant chains in the nation for 2013, according to the authoritative Sandelman & Associates Quick-Track study, based on food quality, customer service, cleanliness and other important factors.

El Paso’s first Raising Cane’s will be located at 1887 N. Zargoza Rd., directly in front of Champions Sports Plex.

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