A Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

A Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

Despite the name connotations, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers is an affordable family restaurant chain with a few locations in Louisiana and Texas. This chain of restaurants serves great food fast so it is popular among the locals. Known for their soul food and chicken fingers, they are an established brand with a menu that will appeal to a wide range of customers.


Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers is enough of an abnormal name for an international fast food chain specializing in tenders. But in the very early days, the company was streaming toward an even more unusual moniker — Sockeye's Chicken Fingers. The reasoning behind this is noble enough. To raise capital for the first Raising Cane's location, founder Todd Graves worked a series of hands-on, blue-collar jobs.

The original Raising Cane mascot was a friendly, yellow lab — and is now referred to as Raising Cane I. After the pup eventually passed, Graves' wife, Gwen, pulled the ultimate Christmas morning surprise — a yellow lab puppy. They named her Raising Cane II, and she became a certified pet therapy dog. She spent her time visiting children's hospitals with mom (i.e. Gwen) and probably brother and sister (Todd and Gwen's two human kids). She even had her own Instagram account. This is confirmed on the Raising Cane's website. In Graves' own recounts (seemingly), he worked 90-hour weeks as a boilermaker in a refinery, which was followed by a temporary move to Alaska, where he spent 20 hours a day fishing commercially for sockeye salmon. After earning enough money in the Last Frontier, Graves returned to Louisiana and got an SBA loan to start the restaurant. (Source: www.mashed.com)


After reading all about the humble beginnings of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers — the industrial fishing boats and renovating an old bakery — it's hard to imagine something like the 10,000-seat Raising Cane's River Center. Well, that and it's a ridiculous name, even if we are fingers fans. But you know, it's no KFC Yum! Center or Sleep Train Arena.

Raising Cane's had six electronic billboards going, directly addressed to Howard, stating things like "Bring Dwight the Big D." It was also without question that he'd be treated to free chicken tenders for life if he signed with the Mavs. This was the idea of Adam Reed, still the Regional Director of Marketing for Raising Cane's, who said, "[Howard] will be welcome to come by any of our (20) local restaurants to enjoy seriously delicious chicken fingers at any time, on us, for the rest of his life." (Source: www.mashed.com)


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