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Popular chicken finger chain continues its Texas takeover with July 16 grand opening

The DFW Metroplex is already home to more Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers than any other market in the country.

But until last Thursday, Caniacs in The Colony haven’t had a Cane’s to call their own.

So it was no surprise when dozens of loyal fans of the Louisiana-based chain were waiting in line for their ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – when doors officially opened on Thursday, July 16.

The new restaurant, located at 3851 Plano Parkway – at the corner of Highway 121 and across the street from Nebraska Furniture Mart in The Colony – marks the company’s 29th location in DFW, its 79th in the state of Texas and the 226th in the nation. 

Grand opening festivities began at 9:30 a.m. with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony courtesy of The Colony Chamber of Commerce and other community leaders. First-time visitors were treated to traditional cheers and other high-energy chants to launch the location in unique Cane’s fashion, compliments of its 45-50 newly hired crewmembers. Doors opened to the public at 10 a.m.

Deuce, a Frisco RoughRiders mascot, joined in on the fun from 10 – 11 a.m., taking photos and passing out team swag to guests.

To add to the opening day excitement, the first 10 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older received Free Cane’s for a Year! In addition, the first 100 paying, dine-in customers received a free Cane’s The Colony 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.

“This is my eighth Raising Cane’s opening, and I have to say I’ve never been more pumped,” said Brian Gibson, general manager. "My team and I are excited to be a part of The Colony community and become actively involved.”

During Thursday’s grand opening, Gibson presented a $1,000 check to the Hungry Hearts Food Pantry on behalf of Raising Cane’s. That follows a team volunteer day on July 10, when Gibson and roughly 15 crewmembers helped stock, organize and clean the food pantry.

“Hungry Hearts is an absolutely first-class organization, and it has been our honor to support them through our grand opening community service project,” said Gibson. “But that’s just the beginning of our outreach in this city.”

Raising Cane’s is also supporting The Colony Youth Baseball Association, The Colony ISD and the summer reading program at The Colony Library. 

From July 16 - 23, customers of the newest Raising Cane’s are also invited to participate in the company’s “Give Back Giveaway” tradition, in which one lucky customer will win a $1,000 donation to his or her local charity of choice, along with Free Cane’s for a Year.

Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 and named for his yellow Labrador, Raising Cane, the rapidly growing chain recently earned the distinction of being among the top four quick service restaurant chains in the nation for 2014, 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 Colony restaurant are Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

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