From Fort Worth’s Stockyards to the outermost suburbs of Dallas, Caniacs across the Metroplex have spoken – nay, shouted – North Texas loves its Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers!
On Thursday, July 10, the Louisiana-based chain will make history when it opens its 25th restaurant in the Dallas-Fort Worth market, marking nearly a decade of ONE LOVE® in DFW. The Metroplex is home to more Cane’s locations than any other market in the country.
The new restaurant, located at 120 W. FM 544 in Murphy, just west of N. Murphy Road near McMillen High School, will kick off its grand opening festivities at 9:30 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony compliments of the Murphy Chamber of Commerce and other local dignitaries. First-time visitors to the ceremonies are in for a treat, as 45-50 newly hired crewmembers perform their traditional cheers and other high-energy chants to launch the new location in unique Cane’s fashion.
Doors will open at 10 a.m., and Dallas’ 102.9 NOW will be on-site broadcasting remotely from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To make this special occasion even more extraordinary, the first 25 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and up will receive Free Cane’s For a Year! The next 100 customers will receive a commemorative Murphy 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.
Between July 10 and 17, Murphy customers will also be 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.
Having taken part in four Raising Cane’s openings since joining the company almost five years ago, Murphy General Manager Austin Elliott knows how to throw one heck of a party. Starting in Nacogdoches as a crewmember and working his way up, Elliott has contributed to nearly every aspect of Cane’s simple yet distinctive concept. But it’s also the community that makes these openings worthy of the addictive chicken fingers themselves, he said.
“I’ve never worked for a brand with so many dedicated fans. It’s not unusual for Caniacs to camp out overnight for our openings!” Elliott said. “And while this marks an exciting milestone within the Raising Cane’s family, I can assure you we have many more restaurants to come here in Dallas-Fort Worth.”
In addition to Cane’s support of recent events in the city – like the inaugural Rainbow Trout Roundup and the Moonlight Movies series at Murphy Amphitheatre – and its local high school athletic sponsorships, Elliott and his crewmembers are gearing up to assist in beautifying the local parks. A service project with Murphy’s Parks and Recreation Department is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, July 3.
“Our culture is rooted in the relationships we form in each community before our doors even open, so it’s been personally rewarding to see the real difference we make at the local level,” continued Murphy.
Hours of operation at the new Raising Cane’s are Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight.