St. Louis ‘Caniacs’ Welcome 1st Raising Cane’s Inside City Limits

Area’s 7th location to celebrate grand opening in Southampton March 29

ST. LOUIS, MO (March 25, 2016) – Chicken finger lovers in the heart of St. Louis can finally circle their calendars for the arrival of their very own Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers.

The popular Louisiana-based restaurant company known for its ONE LOVE – quality chicken finger meals – will hold its grand opening on Tuesday, March 29, at 4320 Hampton Avenue, in the Southampton area.

Grand opening festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Southampton Business Association, Alderman Donna Baringer, SoHa neighborhood board members and Raising Cane’s officials. Fredbird, the official mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals and the SLU Billiken mascot will also be on-hand for the festivities.

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 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 Cane’s St. Louis 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 has been busy expanding all around the St. Louis area, but my crew and I are really excited to finally open our first restaurant inside the city limits,” said General Manager Kevin Karney, who was born and raised in St. Louis. “Southampton is a great area, and we’ve already started getting involved with the local schools and other organizations in the area.”

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.

In addition to its focus on chicken fingers, Raising Cane’s is renowned for its commitment to active involvement in its local communities.

Yesterday, March 23, Karney and his crewmembers volunteered at the Southwest City Dog Park, where they helped clean up and prepare the grounds to re-open for the summer.

“At Raising Cane’s, community service is in our DNA, and dogs are especially near and dear to our hearts since we were named after one,” said Karney. “My crew and I were honored to pitch in at the dog park as our pre-opening service project, just as we have enjoyed being a part of other important activities throughout the area.”

Raising Cane’s is a proud sponsor of St. Louis University Athletics, and the company has participated in Mardi Gras events in Soulard – including the Family Winter Carnival, the Pet Parade and the Snowman Softball tournament – as well as the I Love Dogtown 5K and a local trivia night for the SoHa neighborhood association.

Hours of operation at the new Southampton restaurant are Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. This marks the 7th Raising Cane’s in the Show Me State and the 259th nationwide.

 

ABOUT RAISING CANE'S®:

Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., RAISING CANE'S CHICKEN FINGERS has nearly 260 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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