Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers

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Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
GenreFast food
FoundedAugust 28, 1996; 23 years ago (1996-08-28)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
FoundersTodd Graves and Craig Silvey
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
United States
Number of locations
478[citation needed]
Area served
United States, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
Revenue$1.5 billion (Projected 2019)

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers (also called Raising Cane's) is a fast-food restaurant chain specializing in chicken fingers founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by Todd Graves and Craig Silvey on August 26, 1996.


Todd Graves and Craig Silvey, who were enrolled in a business plan writing course at LSU at the time, wrote the business plan and Silvey turned it in, for which Silvey received a "B-". The business plan was rejected numerous times by potential investors, so Graves earned the needed monvey by working in refineries in California and fishing for sockeye salmon in Alaska. He and Silvey obtained an SBA loan which they used to open the first restaurant in Baton Rouge at the intersection of Highland Road and State Street near the LSU campus.[1][2]


Raising Cane is named after Graves' dog, a yellow lab. The current dog is Cane III, adopted in January 2018.[3]

International Expansion[edit]

The chain first began expanding internationally in 2015, opening its first restaurant in Kuwait.[4] The menu is halal compliant, changing food ingredients, storage, and customer service in ordinance with Islamic law.[citation needed] The namesake mascot, a dog, is not seen on signage and merchandise, as dogs are not popular in Kuwait.[5]


The Caniac Combo

Raising Cane's offers a limited menu consisting of four main combos: "The Box Combo," "The 3-Finger Combo," "The Caniac Combo," and "The Sandwich Combo." It also includes a Kid's Meal and several sizes of bulk chicken items called Tailgates, available in quantities of 25, 50, 75, or 100 chicken fingers with sauce.[1]

The company marinates chicken tenderloins and fries in canola oil. The menu includes french fries,Texas toast and cole slaw.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Olmstead, Larry (May 30, 2018). "This fast-food chain serves one specialty". USA Today. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Our Philosophy". Raising Cane's. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  3. ^ Morgan, Samantha. "Raising Cane's family gets bigger with addition of Cane III". WAFB. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  4. ^ Blake, David (February 9, 2018). "Raising Cane's goes international". WWL Radio. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  5. ^ "First overseas Raising Cane's adapts to the Middle East". [225]. 2015-11-11. Retrieved 2019-09-13.