Popular chicken finger brand known for active community involvement to celebrate grand opening Dec. 5

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 Edinburg on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 718 W. University Drive, across from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

The new restaurant will kick off the grand opening festivities at 8:00 a.m., with a “Lucky 20” drawing to award 20 customers ages 13 and older Free Cane’s for a Year! Edinburg’s new Raising Cane’s will start accepting entries at 8:00 a.m., with the Lucky 20 drawing held at 8:30 a.m. Doors open to the public at 10 a.m.

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce begins at 9:00 a.m. 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 75 newly hired crewmembers.

In addition, the first 100 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older will receive a free limited-edition Cane’s 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.

There will also be a giveback giveaway raffle during opening week. One lucky “Caniac” will win Free Cane’s for a Year and $1,000 to donate to a charity of their choice. Guests can enter to win using the raffle box located on the counter inside the new restaurant.

“I’ve lived in Edinburg for many years and I can’t tell you how thrilled we all are to have a Raising Cane’s to call our own,” said General Manager Elijah Edwards. “We’ve hired an awesome crew and we’re in a great location, right across the street from UTRGV and just a couple of blocks away from downtown. We are looking forward to opening our doors and serving our ONE LOVE on Tuesday.”

Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 and named for his yellow Labrador, Raising Cane’s recently earned the distinction of being among the Top 5 quick service restaurant chains in the nation for 2016, 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 Thanksgiving, Edwards and his fellow crewmembers volunteered their time at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Edinburg Rio Grande Valley.

“We had a lot of fun helping out at the Boys and Girls Club on Thanksgiving,” said Edwards. “The clubs do extremely important work in our community. They provide opportunity to all youth in a positive caring environment, which enables them to become productive, responsible, influential citizens. We were proud to pitch in for our pre-opening project and we look forward to getting even more involved in the community in the weeks, months and years ahead.”

Hours of operation at Raising Cane’s newest restaurant are Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. When it opens, it will be the sixth Raising Cane’s in the Rio Grande Valley, 125th in Texas and 358th nationwide.