September 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // With Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers going gangbusters across Houston, the locals are craving even more, and they'll get it when two new Cane's restaurants open their doors in the central and west side of town this week.
Word of the popular chain expanding its Cajun footprint throughout H-Town has been energizing Caniacs in and around the Energy Corridor and Montrose areas for months. The chicken finger takeover continues on Thursday, Sept. 25, when the new restaurants open at 1105 N. Dairy Ashford and 1902 Westheimer Rd. The additions mark a special milestone for the Louisiana-based company, as they bring the total number of restaurants system-wide to 200.
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies with local Chamber of Commerce representatives, first responders and other area dignitaries will take place at both locations at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, with doors opening at 10 a.m. First-time visitors will be treated to traditional cheers and other high-energy chants to launch the locations in unique Cane's fashion, compliments of 50-60 newly hired crewmembers.
As part of the celebration, the first 10 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 years and older at these two new locations will receive Free Cane's For a Year! Plus, the first 100 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 years and older at both locations will receive a free commemorative Houston Cane's T-shirt and 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.
To make Cane's 200th opening even more momentous, all other Houston area restaurants, including restaurants in College Station and Beaumont, will each be conducting a drawing for one lucky person to win Free Cane's for a Year on Sept. 25.
Raising Cane's has stayed true to their commitment to active community involvement. For example, Westheimer General Manager Michael Stowe and his team partnered with the Houston Food Bank to stock shelves and help organize the nonprofit's kitchen and storage areas.
"We are thrilled to share our 200th opening with the great people of Houston, and this milestone is certainly something to be celebrated by Caniacs everywhere," said John Segura, marketing advisor for Raising Cane's. "Our continued growth is also good news for our local communities, because we're as dedicated as ever to supporting schools, food banks, pet shelters and other non-profit organizations in every one of our markets."
The Dairy Ashford and Westheimer locations mark the 15th and 16th restaurants in the Houston market, and the 63rd and 64th in the state of Texas.
The Dairy Ashford restaurant will be operating Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight. The Westheimer hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and stays open until 3:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
SOURCE Raising Cane's