The Colony opens first location of Raising Cane’s

Heather Goodwin | The Courier-Leader

The DFW Metroplex is already home to more Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers than any other market in the country but until recently, Caniacs in The Colony haven’t had a Cane’s to call their own.

Raising Cane’s The Colony opened July 16 at 3851 Plano Parkway. It marks the company’s 29th location in DFW, its 79th in the state of Texas and the 226th in the nation.

Grand opening festivities began with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony courtesy of The Colony Chamber of Commerce and other community leaders. First-time visitors will be treated to traditional cheers and other high-energy chants to launch the location in unique Cane’s fashion, compliments of its 45-50 newly hired crewmembers. Deuce, a Frisco RoughRiders mascot, joined guests for photos.

The first 10 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older received free Cane’s for a year. In addition, the first 100 paying, dine-in customers ages 13 and older received a free Cane’s The Colony T-shirt, along with a voucher for a free box combo.

“This will be my eighth Raising Cane’s opening, and I have to say I’ve never been more pumped,” said Brian Gibson, general manager. “My team and I are excited to be apart of The Colony community and become actively involved.”

During the grand opening, Gibson presented a $1,000 check to the Hungry Hearts Food Pantry on behalf of Raising Cane’s. That follows a team volunteer day on July 10, when Gibson and roughly 15 crewmembers helped stock, organize and clean the food pantry.

“Hungry Hearts is an absolutely first-class organization, and it has been our honor to support them through our grand opening community service project,” said Gibson. “But that’s just the beginning of our outreach in this city.”

Raising Cane’s is also supporting The Colony Youth Baseball Association, The Colony ISD and the summer reading program at The Colony Library.

Hours of operation at The Colony restaurant are Sunday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

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