October 20, 2016 // Franchising.com // TEMPLE, TX – Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, the popular Louisiana-based restaurant company known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – will open its first restaurant in Temple on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 2304 S. 31st St., near Scott & White Memorial Hospital.
The Temple opening will also mark a key milestone: The 100th Raising Cane’s in the Lone Star State.
Grand opening festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Temple Chamber of Commerce. 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 60 newly hired crewmembers. Doors open to the public at 10 a.m.
To add to the excitement, the first 20 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older will receive Free Cane’s for a Year! In addition, the first 100 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older will receive a free limited-edition Cane’s Temple 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.
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.
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor cheerleaders will join hit radio station 97.5-FM in turning up the grand opening fun from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Temple High School cheerleaders will be on-hand to pump up the energy from 5 – 7 p.m.
“All of us are excited to continue our expansion deep in the heart of Texas, and my crew and I are especially honored to open the first Raising Cane’s in Temple and the 100th in Texas,” said General Manager Albert Hinojos. “The local Caniacs have been clamoring for a Cane’s to call their own, and next Tuesday, they’ll get it!”
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.
Along with its focus on chicken fingers, Raising Cane’s is renowned for its commitment to active involvement in its local communities. On Wed., Oct. 19, Hinojos and his fellow crewmembers volunteered their time at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Temple, where they helped clean and organize around the facility.
“We were proud to pitch in at RMHC for our pre-opening service project, supporting the important work they do for families with seriously ill children here in Temple,” said Hinojos. “And we’re excited about getting even more involved with the local schools and other organizations throughout the area in the weeks, months and years ahead.”
Hours of operation at Raising Cane’s newest restaurant are Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 Midnight. When it opens, it will be the 297th Raising Cane’s in its nationwide system.
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has more than 290 restaurants in 22 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.
SOURCE Raising Cane’s