Representatives from Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers are hoping “Caniacs” will attend the opening on Sept. 26, at 2730 Business Highway 190 in Copperas Cove.
The Cove Raising Cane’s restaurant will be located where the former Casa Ole restaurant once stood. Casa Ole closed its doors in 2013.
Raising Cane’s is renowned for its fresh chicken fingers, its secret-recipe Cane’s sauce, crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw, Texas toast, freshly brewed sweet tea and fresh-squeezed lemonade. The restaurant’s chicken lovers — known as Caniacs — have been known to swamp the new restaurants during openings.
The chain will be bringing approximately 60 new jobs to the Copperas Cove economy this fall to staff the restaurant, according to a company press release from May. It was slated to open in late October, but favorable weather meant a change in the opening date.
Details and specials are expected to released a week before the opening.
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 and named for his yellow Labrador, Raising Cane’s recently earned the distinction of being among the top-five 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.
The chain restaurant has more than 325 restaurants and Texas has the largest market with more than 120 Raising Cane’s.
There are locations in Temple and Waco.