Raising Cane’s Founder Donates $14,000 to Local High Schools

To begin a great partnership that represents the company’s philosophy on active community involvement, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Founder & CEO Todd Graves presented a $14,000 check to the two J. Sterling Morton High School campuses, which will be used to replace two scoreboards – at the soccer field at Morton West in Berwyn, and at the softball field at Morton East in Cicero. A check presentation took place on Thursday, May 4, at 11:30 a.m. at Chicago’s first Raising Cane’s, located at 2514 Harlem Avenue in North Riverside.

To add to the excitement, Chicago Bears guard Kyle Long attended the event, during which Graves also made a donation of $5,000 to one of Long’s favorite charities, Blessings in a Backpack. Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization that mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.

“We are excited to finally make our way to Chicago and look forward to being part of the local communities,” said Graves previously. “We appreciate the warm welcome we’ve received with our three Raising Cane’s restaurants now open across Chicagoland. I’m looking forward to visiting the area on Thursday to meet customers and show our support for local organizations.”

Raising Cane’s is renowned for its fresh, never ever frozen chicken fingers, its– some say addictive – secret-recipe Cane’s sauce, crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw, Texas toast, freshly brewed sweet tea and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 and named for his yellow Labrador, Raising Cane, the rapidly growing company recently earned the distinction of being among the Top 5 quick service restaurant chains in the nation for 2016, according to the authoritative Sandelman & Associates Quick-Track study, based on food quality, customer service, cleanliness and other important factors.


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