Raising Cane’s, One of the Most Craveable Restaurants in the US, Breaks Ground on 1st Hawaii Location

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Brand recognized as having the Most Loyal Guests out of all Fast-Casual Restaurants and known for singular focus on chicken fingers prepares for December opening in Honolulu

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We have been looking forward to bringing our ONE LOVE to Hawaii for years

Chicken finger lovers in Honolulu can rejoice in preparation for the much-anticipated arrival of one of the most popular restaurant concepts on the mainland.

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, the Louisiana-based brand founded by Todd Graves in 1996 and known for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – will make its debut in the Aloha State at 2615 South King Street, on the ground floor of the Hale Mahana Apartment Complex in Honolulu.

Raising Cane’s is renowned for its tender and flavorful chicken fingers, its craveable – some say addictive – secret-recipe Cane’s sauce, crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw, Texas toast, freshly brewed sweet tea and fresh-squeezed lemonade.

At Raising Cane’s, it all starts with the chicken finger – the 100% premium white meat chicken tenderloins are marinated, hand-battered and cooked to order, ensuring each chicken finger is served hot, fresh, and juicy. The craveable, secret-recipe Cane’s sauce, is homemade daily using only premium seasonings and spices. The extra-long premium crinkle-cut fries are served up hot, fresh and perfectly seasoned with salt. The Texas toast is lightly brushed with garlic and real butter, then grilled. And the coleslaw is made daily with fresh cabbage, carrots and premium creamy coleslaw dressing. Even the lemonade is fresh-squeezed daily, and the sweet tea is freshly brewed throughout the day and sweetened with pure cane sugar. Both are served ice-cold over Cane’s famous crushed ice.

This new restaurant in Honolulu marks the first of several Raising Cane’s openings in Hawaii through a partnership with Panda Restaurant Group, which was founded by Andrew and Peggy Cherng in 1973. When it opens in December, the restaurant will employ 60 local crewmembers.

“We are thrilled to partner with Raising Cane’s and bring their restaurants to Hawaii.” said Cherng, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Panda Restaurant Group. “With our shared people-first mentality, we believe that the University of Hawaii location is the perfect location for Raising Cane’s to make an impact in serving guests, potential employees, and the whole Honolulu community.”

In addition to serving delicious chicken finger meals, Raising Cane’s is also known for its commitment to being actively involved in the local community. The General Manager in Honolulu will soon begin exploring opportunities to support local community organizations of all kinds, including those who fall under Raising Cane’s Focus Areas – Active Lifestyles, Education, Entrepreneurship, Feeding the Hungry, and Pet Welfare.

“We have been looking forward to bringing our ONE LOVE to Hawaii for years, and I am very proud and excited that we have finally broken ground in Honolulu,” said Todd Graves, Founder, CEO, Fry Cook & Cashier at Raising Cane’s. “We could not ask for better partners than Andrew and Peggy and their team to help introduce our brand to this beautiful state, and we look forward to getting involved in local communities all across Hawaii in the months and years ahead.”

Raising Cane’s high-quality food, great customer service, and active community involvement have helped to create an incredibly loyal fan base, known as “Caniacs”, and was recently recognized as having the Most Loyal Guests in the fast-casual segment as part of Technomic’s 2018 Consumers’ Choice Awards.

The rapidly growing restaurant brand has consistently been ranked in the top restaurants for Overall Customer Satisfaction for 11 years in a row according to the authoritative Sandelman & Associates Quick-Track study, based on food quality, customer service, cleanliness and other important factors.

For more information, visit raisingcanes.com.   

Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., RAISING CANE'S CHICKEN FINGERS has more than 400 restaurants in 24 states, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, 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.

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