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- Raising Cane’s to Mark 150th Restaurant Opening by Adopting 150 San Antonio-Area Teachers
February 21, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, TX (February 19, 2013) – When Raising Cane’s opens the doors of its new restaurant on Stone Oak Parkway this Thursday, the popular chicken finger chain will be celebrating more than its fourth San Antonio-area location. The Baton Rouge-based company will also be marking the 150th restaurant in its nationwide system.
That’s great news for 150 local public school teachers, too. Raising Cane’s will be giving each of them a $50 gift card to Learning Zone, a classroom supply store, as well as free food at Cane’s.
Ten local schools within five miles of the Stone Oak restaurant are providing lists of teachers, from which 15 names will be randomly selected to represent each school. The drawing will be held in mid-March. Participating schools are:
• Canyon Ridge Elementary Encino Park Elementary
• Hardy Oak Elementary Stone Oak Elementary
• Vineyard Ranch Elementary Wilderness Oak Elementary
• Bush Middle School Tejeda Middle School
• Lopez Middle School Reagan High School
Raising Cane’s newest location at 19110 Stone Oak Parkway (located at Huebner just north of 1604) will be its first restaurant inside San Antonio’s city limits. Over the past three months, Cane’s has opened restaurants in Schertz and Leon Valley, and those locations have been extremely well received. Cane’s has successfully operated since 2010 in its location at the San Antonio International Airport. A fifth area restaurant, on Culebra Road at 1604, is scheduled to open this summer.
Evan Sharf, a five-year resident of the Stone Oak area and General Manager of the company’s newest location, can’t wait to open the doors of his restaurant.
"I’ve seen the excitement that’s been generated for Cane’s in Schertz and Leon Valley, and it’s been brewing in the Stone Oak area as well,” said Sharf. “It’s especially exciting since this will be our 150th restaurant in the system. We wanted to mark the occasion by doing something special for area teachers, and the local schools really embraced the idea."
First 150 Customers to Receive Special Cane’s Merchandise
A grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony will be conducted at the restaurant at 9:00 AM on Thursday, February 21st, in conjunction with the Stone Oak Business Association. Doors will open to the public at 10:00 AM. The first 150 paying dine-in customers will receive a commemorative Stone Oak Cane’s T-shirt, along with a voucher for a free Box Combo that may be redeemed on a subsequent visit. (The voucher is not valid on Opening Day.) They will also be entered to win a Raising Cane’s Gift Basket.
Between February 21st and 28th, customers at the Stone Oak restaurant will also be invited to participate in the company’s “Give Back Giveaway” tradition, in which one customer will win a $1,000 donation to his or her local charity of choice, along with Free Cane’s for a Year.
Last week, Raising Cane’s earned the distinction of #1 Quick Service Restaurant Chain in the Nation for 2012, according to the authoritative Sandelman & Associates Quick-Track study. In addition to scoring top overall honors, Cane’s earned six additional first-place awards. Fully 63 percent of Raising Cane’s customers rated their most recent visit "excellent" overall (rating of "5" on a 5-point scale).
"I couldn’t be more proud of our Crewmembers for the incredible work they have done for so many years to earn us this amazing recognition," said Ian Vaughn, Raising Cane’s Chief Operating Officer, Fry Cook and Cashier. "What’s even more rewarding is knowing that this recognition comes from our Customers. We will continue to strive hard every day to exceed their expectations, just as they deserve."
ABOUT RAISING CANE'S®:
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., RAISING CANE'S CHICKEN FINGERS has 150 restaurants in 17 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 www.raisingcanes.com.