April 01, 2016 // Franchising.com // DENTON, TX – Chicken finger lovers in and around Denton can finally circle their calendars for the arrival of their very own Raising Cane’s.
The popular Louisiana-based restaurant company known for its ONE LOVE – quality chicken finger meals – will hold its grand opening on Tuesday, April 5, at 2705 West University Drive, just east of I-35, in the Rayzor Ranch development.
Grand opening festivities begin at 9 a.m. with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Denton Chamber of Commerce and other local dignitaries. Local residents should not be surprised if loyal fans of the brand – affectionately known as “Caniacs” – decide to campout overnight to be the first in line for their favorite chicken finger meals.
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 50-60 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 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 Denton 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 DFW Metroplex is home to more Raising Cane’s restaurants than anywhere else in the country, but my crew and I have the privilege of introducing the brand to Denton,” said General Manager Doug Haley, a graduate of the University of North Texas. “We couldn’t be more excited to serve the students and faculty at UNT and TWU, the residents of Rayzor Ranch and everyone else that lives, works, plays and dines in the great city of Denton.”
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 and named for his yellow Labrador, Raising Cane’s 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.
On March 30, Haley and his crew members volunteered for the Pearson Project, assembling hygiene kits to be distributed to homeless people throughout Denton. The restaurant will also be donating funds raised during its pre-opening events to the homeless-support organization.
“The Pearson Project’s motto – ‘we don’t ask why, we just provide’ – is right in sync with our community support philosophy at Raising Cane’s,” said Haley. “My crew and I were honored to support their work for our pre-opening service project, and we’re looking forward to pitching in with the local schools and many other organizations in Denton in the weeks, months and years ahead.”
Raising Cane’s is a proud sponsor of Denton Boys Baseball and is exploring sponsorships with Denton-area high schools and the University of North Texas.
Hours of operation at the new Rayzor Ranch 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 35th Raising Cane’s in the DFW market, the 89th in the Lone Star State and the 262nd nationwide.
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers has more than 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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