Industry News | November 13, 2012

Raising Cane's Raises the Bar as Top Place to Work in Texas

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For the fourth consecutive year, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has been recognized by The Dallas Morning News as one of the Top 100 Places to Work in Dallas/Fort Worth. 

The nationwide restaurant chain, distinguished by its singular focus on quality chicken-finger meals, ranked 13th in the large-company category.

Raising Cane’s is the only restaurant company to make the Top 100 in 2012.  It has been voted onto the list every year since the contest’s inception.

According to the Dallas Morning News, the elite 100 companies—especially the “four-peaters”—are distinguished by their vigilant maintenance of a “hospitable, nurturing, and fun environment.”

“We work hard at Cane’s to create a culture that’s fun-loving, high-energy, and community-focused,” says Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s. “We recruit highly motivated and talented individuals that understand the importance of serving our customers and our communities, and we give them the tools and latitude to exceed expectations.”

Founded in 1996 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Cane’s opened its Restaurant Support Office in Plano, Texas, four years ago. 

From there, dozens of energetic employees now direct the company’s coast-to-coast expansion, including its aggressive push throughout Dallas/Fort Worth and Texas. 

After opening restaurants in Keller and in the Galleria Dallas mall in October, Cane’s now boasts 19 locations throughout the DFW Metroplex. More are on the way in 2013.

“We’re especially proud to earn this distinction from the Morning News because the votes are cast by real employees,” Graves says.

Known for its “One Love”—quality chicken finger meals—Raising Cane’s is widely recognized as an industry leader in customer service and is distinguished by its generous support of the communities it serves. 

Nationwide, the company supports more than 150 educational institutions, 25 food banks, 25 pet welfare societies, 100 active lifestyle programs, and 75 professional organizations. 

 Over the weekend, Graves presented free iPads to 52 chronically/terminally ill and severely handicapped children in Orlando, Florida, as part of the Kidd’s Kids dream vacation to Disney World. 

Cane’s is a major supporter of the charity founded by Las Colinas–based Kidd Kraddick, host of the nationally syndicated “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” program. 

The company has also written checks totaling more than $40,000 in support of Kidd’s Kids since forming the relationship earlier this year.

Raising Cane’s clever radio spots, featuring Kraddick’s sidekick Kellie Rasberry, are frequently heard on the top-rated program, as well as on The Ticket and other popular local radio stations. 

The company also employs cable television, buses, and billboards, which have helped elevate the brand’s profile and awareness throughout the Metroplex.

“We’re still a relatively small player in the DFW area, but we’re growing quickly and we’re attracting a lot of positive attention from customers and potential crewmembers,” Graves says.