Despite the challenges of operating restaurants in a time of COVID-19, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers – and its fast-paced environment, fun culture, flexible schedules and growth opportunities – earned another place on Glassdoor’s list of 100 Best Places to Work.
Recognized with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award for the third time since 2017, Raising Cane’s ranked #89 in the country’s Best Places to Work in 2021 across all industries. Raising Cane’s is the only Louisiana company to make the list.
Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual award recognizing the Best Places to Work based on company reviews by US-based employees. Raising Cane’s ranking is based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews of former and current Crewmembers shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year.
“It means so much to receive such positive feedback from our Crew, and even more so in this time of COVID-19,” says founder and co-CEO Todd Graves. “Throughout the pandemic, our Crew stepped up to the challenges. We are one of only a few restaurants on the list because it’s so hard to operate during a pandemic – but our Crew made it happen. And I’m so grateful for them and this recognition.”
“COVID-19 is in the driver’s seat and every employer has been impacted. This year’s winning employers have proven, according to employees, that even during extraordinary times, they’ll rise to the challenge to support their people,” says Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor chief executive officer. “A mission-driven culture, transparent leadership and career opportunities are always hallmarks of Best Places to Work winners. This year, we also see exceptional employers who have prioritized the health, safety and well-being of their employees.”
With major holidays off, opportunities to advance, and an entire department devoted to recognizing, respecting and rewarding Crewmembers – known as Cane’s Love® — Raising Cane’s is consistently an industry leader in employee retention. To thank their Crew for their hard work during COVID, Raising Cane’s issued $5 million in “thank you” bonuses.
“We began 2020 launching our Restaurant Partner Program, not knowing what the year would bring,” says co-CEO and COO AJ Kumaran. “The hard work and dedication of our Crewmembers helped us not only survive but thrive in 2020. This success is truly on them. Our Crew had to learn on the fly and adapt to an always changing environment. Our success is based on our Crew and it’s important to me that they know how much we appreciate everything they do.”