DALLAS, TX (October 24, 2012) – Shoppers at the iconic Galleria Dallas will soon be able to enjoy their favorite chicken fingers when Raising Cane’s opens its first restaurant in a DFW-area mall on Thursday, October 25th.
The Galleria location will be Louisiana-based Raising Cane’s 19th in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, the 40th in Texas, and the 139th overall across 17 states.
Chelsy Green, General Manager for the new Galleria restaurant, joined Cane’s six years ago, most recently managing the Bossier City, La., location. She is looking forward to welcoming Galleria shoppers and office tower workers to the company’s newest location.
“This is the best job I’ve ever had, because customers really love the Raising Cane’s experience,” said Green. “The Galleria is obviously a world-renowned Dallas institution, and we’re in a great location in the third floor food court, near the children’s play area. My team and I can’t wait to bring smiles to Galleria shoppers and their kids!”
Known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – Raising Cane’s is also recognized as an industry leader in customer service and is distinguished by its generous support of the communities it serves.
On Wednesday, October 17th, Cane’s was the first, and only, national collection point for donations to Kidd’s Kids, the charitable initiative founded by nationally syndicated radio and television personality Kidd Kraddick. More than 100 participating Raising Cane’s restaurants nationwide collected donations from customers on Kidd’s Kids Day, October 17th. In addition, participating restaurants donated 15 percent of net proceeds from the day’s sales to the foundation.
A major check presentation will be made to Kidd’s Kids at the Galleria restaurant on Friday, October 26th, the day after its grand opening, during a celebrity appearance from 6:00 – 6:30 PM. Immediately thereafter, the celebrity will draw the winner of a pair of tickets to Justin Bieber’s upcoming Dallas concert. The winning entrant will also receive Free Cane’s for a Year.
A Grand Opening ribbon-cutting ceremony will be conducted at the restaurant at 9:30 AM on October 25th, in conjunction with the Mall management teams at the Galleria. First-time visitors to the ceremonies are in for a treat, as 45-50 newly hired crewmembers will be performing their traditional cheers and other high-energy chants to launch the Galleria location in unique Cane’s fashion.
The restaurant will officially open to the public at 10:00 AM. The first 100 paying customers will receive a commemorative Galleria Cane’s T-shirt, along with a voucher for a free Box Combo that may be redeemed on a subsequent visit. (The voucher is not valid on Opening Day.)
Galleria Dallas is located at 13350 Dallas Parkway in Dallas. Raising Cane’s is in Suite 3680.
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has 135 restaurants in 17 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.
Earlier this year, Cane’s outstanding customer service was recognized by Sandelman & Associates’ Quick-Track study as one of the nation’s best among quick-service restaurants, for the fifth consecutive year. The company placed second for best overall service among 150 chains, and earned top honors for temperature of food, accuracy in filling orders and restaurant cleanliness.
More information on Raising Cane’s is available at www.raisingcanes.com.