Popular chicken finger chain marks milestone on Dec. 10
Caniacs in Lake Jackson won’t just be welcoming the city’s first Raising Cane’s when the popular chicken finger chain holds its grand opening next week. They’ll be helping mark a milestone nearly 20 years in the making.
The Louisiana-based chain known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – will be celebrating the 250th restaurant in its nationwide system on Thursday, Dec. 10, complete with giveaways, chances to win Free Cane’s For a Year and more fanfare than you can shake a chicken finger at.
Located at 220 Highway 332, the new restaurant will kickoff its grand opening festivities at 9:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony compliments of the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce and local fire, police and city officials. Doors open to the public at 10 a.m.
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 50-60 newly hired crewmembers.
To add to the excitement, the first 20 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older will receive Free Cane’s for a Year! And to underscore the special milestone, the first 250 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older will receive a free Cane’s Lake Jackson 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.
“My crewmembers and I were already excited by the idea of introducing Raising Cane’s to Lake Jackson, but when we learned this would be the 250th restaurant, we were really pumped,” said General Manager Keith Krejci. “We’re going to pull out the stops for this grand opening, and then we’re going to start serving up our ONE LOVE to Caniacs old and new. At the same time, we’re all really excited about pitching in around the local community, supporting the schools and other non-profits that make Lake Jackson such a wonderful place to live and work.”
Krejci and his crewmembers will begin their local community outreach tomorrow, Dec. 4, by volunteering at the SPCA of Brazoria County and helping with the organization of various projects at the animal shelter.
“One of Raising Cane’s five focus areas of community service is pet welfare, so we’re proud to pitch in and support the great work being done by the local SPCA,” said Krejci.
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.
“Wow. It’s hard to believe that we’re opening our 250th Raising Cane’s next week,” said Graves. “It seems like just yesterday that a few of us were putting the finishing touches on our first restaurant in Baton Rouge. The Lake Jackson restaurant is truly a milestone, but more than that, it’s a testament to the hard work of my entire crew over the last two decades. Without them, there’s no way we’d be where we are today.”
The newest grand opening marks the 25th Raising Cane’s in southeast Texas and the 84th in the Lone Star State. 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 now has 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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