Shreveport Caniacs Prepare to Welcome Newest Raising Cane’s

Tuesday’s grand opening of 6th area restaurant to include Huntington High School Band and other surprises

SHREVEPORT, LA (Sept. 1, 2016) – Caniacs across Shreveport have spoken. They want more Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers!

The popular Baton Rouge-based restaurant company known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – will open its 6th restaurant in the Shreveport/Bossier market on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 6823 Pines Road, near the intersection of 5 Oaks, in Shreveport.

Grand opening festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and Shreveport Mayor Ollie Taylor. The Huntington High School Band will be on-hand to keep spirits high, along with the Evangel Christian Academy Cheerleaders, representatives of the Shreveport Mudbugs, the Raising Cane’s City Bus and more. 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 60 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 limited-edition Cane’s Shreveport 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.

DJ Jay Whatley from popular radio station K94.5-FM will add to the grand opening fun by playing today’s hits on-site.

“We love Shreveport and it’s great to know the people of Shreveport love their Raising Cane’s, too!” said General Manager John Parker, who was recently promoted from his previous position as Operational Manager at Raising Cane’s Youree Dr. location. “My crew and I can’t wait to open our doors and to share our ONE LOVE with folks from all around this vibrant part of town.”

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.

Along with its focus on chicken fingers, Raising Cane’s is renowned for its commitment to active involvement in its local communities. On Wed., Aug. 31, Parker and his fellow crewmembers volunteered their time at the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, where they helped sort and package donations.

“We were happy to pitch in at the Food Bank for our pre-opening service project,” said Parker. “And we’re excited about doing even more with the local schools and other organizations throughout the area. We’re also proud sponsors of the Shreveport Mudbugs and look forward to lots of fun activities with the team and its fans.”

Hours of operation at Raising Cane’s newest restaurant are Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to Midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. When it opens, it will be the 64th Raising Cane’s in Louisiana and the 284th 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 280 restaurants in 21 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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