Dubai, UAE, May 13, 2018: The US's most highly acclaimed chicken restaurant celebrated its Grand Opening on Tuesday, April 17 at The Dubai Mall, followed by a ribbon cutting with the company's founder and CEO Todd Graves. Graves traveled from the U.S. for the grand opening event and to soak in the Dubai culture.
The first in the UAE, Raising Cane's is located in The Dubai Mall's 2nd Floor Food Court and is already gaining a loyal allegiance of fans, known as “Caniacs”. The fastest growing Restaurant in the USA, Raising Cane's has been spreading its “ONE LOVE”—quality chicken finger meals in the U.S. since Graves opened his first restaurant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1996.
Graves's kicked off his visit to the UAE by visiting Sky Dive Dubai where he witnessed a sky diver conduct a jump carrying a Raising Cane's flag with the proclamation “Proudly Serving Dubai”. Once safely on the ground, Graves presented the diver with a Raising Cane's Box Combo meal and a freshly squeezed lemonade (see video: here). Graves then made an appearance at Raising Cane's at The Dubai Mall to meet crewmembers and cut the ribbon for the popular new restaurant. The grand opening celebration also included a live onsite performance by local glitter artist Ghayth who appeared on the hit show Arabs' Got Talent.
Graves visit also included touring local landmarks and experiencing the local culture. In addition to driving an Abra Boat in Dubai Creek and touring the Burj Al Arab, Madinat Jumeriah, Burj Khalifa, and Spice Souk, Graves joined local entrepreneur and influencer Taim AlFalasi for a culinary tour of Dubai, enjoying local fare at the Arabian Tea House - one the blogger's favorite spots.
“Dubai never disappoints! This city and its people are incredible. I'm so grateful for the warm welcome Raising Cane's has received here in Dubai and I'm so excited for this restaurant to be open for business. The Dubai Mall is one of the largest and most recognizable malls in the world and is the perfect place to launch Raising Cane's. This restaurant will help Raising Cane's expand our brand awareness not only throughout the UAE, but worldwide” says Graves. “I love traveling to the UAE and I can't wait to come back!”
Graves treasures the Middle Eastern culture and continues to travel to the region often. He especially enjoys overnighting in the Empty Quarter Dessert and participating in falconry.
Known for their focused menu, Raising Cane's features premium chicken tenderloins marinated for 24 hours, hand breaded and cooked fresh when you order. Their famous chicken fingers are served with Raising Cane's secret recipe, Cane's sauce, which is prepared fresh every day, premium crinkle cut French fries, grilled garlic butter Texas toast, and freshly made creamy coleslaw. Raising Cane's lemonade is fresh-squeezed daily while their sweet tea is freshly brewed throughout the day and sweetened with pure cane sugar. Both are served ice-cold over Cane's signature crushed ice.
Raising Cane's has been ranked the top chicken restaurant in the U.S. 9 years in a row. The restaurant company is also ranked #1 in taste and quality of food and is recognized as one of the top 5 brands for overall satisfaction – awarded 10 years in a row. Raising Cane's was also named as the best fast food restaurant in the U.S. and America's favorite chicken. Raising Cane's is also consistently recognized by industry publications for exceptional Customer service and their ability to quickly serve high quality meals.