Chicken finger lovers in Cottleville can practically taste the premium tenderloins, crinkle-cut fries, Texas Toast, sweet tea and, of course, that secret recipe Cane’s sauce already.
That’s because after months of anticipation, local residents and businesses will finally welcome their first Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers on Thursday, Nov. 13. The new restaurant, located at 6095 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., less than a mile east of Francis Howell Central High School, marks Cane’s fifth location in the Greater St. Louis market.
To make this occasion even more extraordinary, the first 10 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older will also receive Free Cane’s For a Year! The first 100 of these customers will also receive a commemorative Cottleville Cane’s long-sleeve T-shirt, along with a voucher for a free Box Combo that may be redeemed on a subsequent visit.
The “Official Chicken of the St. Louis Rams” will kick off their grand opening festivities at 10 a.m. Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony compliments of the Cottleville-Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce 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 50-60 newly hired crewmembers. Rampage the Ram and Rams cheerleaders will also be on the sidelines to join in the festivities starting at noon.
Known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – Raising Cane’s mission extends beyond the kitchen and into the community with each grand opening, and Cottleville is certainly no exception. General Manager and St. Louis native Chris Deatherage and his crewmembers rolled up their sleeves last Friday at neighboring St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center, walking dogs, cleaning kennels and conducting general cleanups around the facility. For more information on the center and for a list of adoptable pets, visit www.sccmo.org/824/Pet-Adoption-Center.
“We were thrilled to work with the great people at the adoption center. They are so dedicated to animals in need and it was tremendously rewarding to know we were helping these furry friends find the forever homes they deserve,” said Deatherage. “In the 22-plus years I’ve been in the restaurant industry, I’ve never worked for a company quite like Raising Cane’s. We are genuinely committed to serving our local communities, and I especially love becoming a part of this close-knit area. What can I say – it’s a great time to be a Caniac in Cottleville!”
A proud sponsor of Francis Howell Central High School, the Louisiana-based chain can also be seen at Edward Jones Dome, as crewmembers from the Cottleville Cane’s will join their counterparts from sister restaurants in manning the Raising Cane’s booth at the Rams’ games on Sunday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 30.
Restaurants nationwide are also gearing up for the holiday season in true Cane’s style by partnering with the iconic Warner Bros. classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” The results are cute and cuddly collectible plush puppies in the likeness of Clark Griswold and Cousin Eddie. Plush puppies can be purchased at any Raising Cane’s location for $8.99 each starting Nov. 12, with net proceeds from sales being donated to local pet welfare organizations.
The Cottleville location marks Cane’s 206th restaurant system-wide. Hours of operation will be Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight.