Popular fried chicken chain Raising Cane’s will soon open its doors to the community.
The company, based out of Louisiana, will open two locations in the near future.
One restaurant will be located at 5729 S. Hulen and the other will be on University Drive next to Ol’ South Pancake House.
Cane’s is excited about expanding to Fort Worth, Chief Business Officer Brad Sanders said.
“Raising Cane’s is actively opening new restaurants in the DFW metroplex and believes Fort Worth and Tarrant County have several great communities for us to become a part of and serve,” Sanders said.
TCU was a key factor in choosing the University Drive location, Sanders said.
“TCU is an outstanding institution and an integral part of the Fort Worth community which we desire to serve,” Sanders said. “We specifically chose our location on University Drive to serve the ‘Perfect Box’ to TCU students, faculty and alumni.”
Cane’s “Perfect Box” consists of four Raising Cane’s fresh chicken fingers, crinkle cut fries, coleslaw, Texas toast and their signature top-secret dipping sauce.
Raising Cane’s is a proud sponsor of TCU athletics, Sanders said.
During basketball and baseball games this season, Cane’s will host the “Cane’s Challenge,” which is an opportunity to win free food, Sanders said.
The University Drive location will open in December.
There is good news, however, for those “Caniacs” who do not want to wait.
The Hulen location opens Oct. 12, and will host grand opening festivities.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the first 100 dine-in customers will receive a free customized T-shirt, as well as a voucher for a free box combo during a future visit, Sanders said.
Super Frog will also make an appearance from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help kick things off.
During the first week of business, customers can sign up to win the “Giveback Giveaway,” through which the winner will get free Cane’s for a year and $1,000 to donate to the charity of his or her choice, Sanders said.
Senior finance and accounting double major Jocelyn Caliel will be at Cane’s on Hulen the day it opens.
“I used to go [to Cane’s] every day in high school. That’s one thing I miss most about home,” Caliel said. “It’s so different from any chicken fast food we have here and I just can’t wait to go.”
Other students like senior strategic communication major Kia Igel have never tried the popular chain, but are excited to go.
“My boss back at home would drive 45 minutes just to get Raising Cane’s, so that really makes me want to try it when it opens,” Igel said.
For more information or to view Raising Cane’s menu, visit their site.