June 02, 2016 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, MO – It started in Lawrence early last month. Blue Springs followed on May 24. Next Tuesday, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers will continue its pursuit of local chicken finger lovers with the opening of its first restaurant in downtown Kansas City.
The popular Louisiana-based restaurant company known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – will hold its third local grand opening on Tuesday, June 7, in the Westport District, marking the ninth Raising Cane’s in Missouri and the 268th nationwide.
Located at 4040 Mill St., the new restaurant will kick off the festivities at 9:30 a.m. with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and other city officials. 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 70-80 newly hired crewmembers. Doors open to the public at 10 a.m.
To add to the opening day excitement, Chiefs mascot K.C. Wolf will join in the celebration from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Mix 93.3 will be playing today’s hits during a live remote broadcast from 12 – 1 p.m. at the restaurant.
In addition, the first 20 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older will receive Free Cane’s for a Year! And the first 100 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older will receive a free Cane’s Kansas City 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.
“We’ve only been in the Kansas City area for a short time, but the local Caniac population is already exploding,” said General Manager Julia Deere, who has lived in the area for more than 15 years. “Our Westport crew is excited to open our doors on Tuesday, and we’ve already started pitching in around the downtown area. We’re looking forward to doing even more with the schools and other local organizations in the months and years ahead.”
On June 1, Deere and her fellow crewmembers volunteered with Meals on Wheels, where they prepared meals for homebound seniors. The restaurant was a sponsor of the 2016 Trolley Run and will be sponsoring the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City’s Dog-N-Jog race on June 12.
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 and named for his yellow Labrador, Raising Cane, the rapidly growing company 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.
Hours of operation at the Westport Raising Cane’s are Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.
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.