March 25, 2016 // Franchising.com // PFLUGERVILLE, TX – At long last, Pflugerville is getting a Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers to call its own.
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 2408 FM 685, at the intersection of Town Center Drive and FM 685, near the Hawaiian Falls water park. Local residents should not be surprised if loyal fans – affectionately known as “Caniacs” – campout overnight to be the first in line for their favorite chicken fingers.
Grand opening festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. 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 55-60 newly hired crewmembers. Cheerleaders from Hendrickson High School will also join in on the festivities.
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 receiveFree Cane’s for a Year! In addition, the first 100 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older will receive a free Cane’s Pflugerville 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.
“The Austin area already has a large and rapidly growing Caniac population, but we’re still just getting started,” said General Manager Billy Lee, an Austin native who recently relocated his family to Pflugerville in large part due to the excellent PfISD schools. “My crew and I are excited to introduce our ONE LOVE to the people of Pflugerville, and we’re looking forward to supporting the schools and other organizations that make this such a wonderful, family-friendly area with an extraordinary community spirit.”
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, Lee and his fellow crewmembers volunteered at The Storehouse, a Pflugerville food pantry that missions to the poor by providing food, prayer, love and respect. The crew helped with sorting, stocking and various other tasks.
“At Raising Cane’s, community service is in our DNA, so it was our privilege to pitch in at The Storehouse for our pre-opening service project,” said Lee. “They provide critical services to the hungry in our community, and we’re honored to be a very small part of what they do. We look forward to continuing our support of this great organization as we grow.”
Among other community-focused activities, the newest Raising Cane’s is working on a partnership with the PfISD and will be sponsoring Deutschen Pfest and its 5k Pfun Run next month.
Hours of operation at the new Pflugerville 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 6th Raising Cane’s in the greater Austin market, the 88th in Texas and the 260th nationwide.
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers has 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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