New kids on the bawk

Popular chicken finger chain flocks to San Antonio with 2 new restaurants

Chicken finger chain flocks to San Antonio with 2 new restaurants

Raising Cane's
Raising Cane's is opening two San Antonio area locations. Raising Cane's/ Facebook

One of the nation's fastest growing chains is making a fowl play for Alamo City. On December 3, popular chicken finger restaurant Raising Cane’s announced the openings of two new area locations, one in New Braunfels and another on San Antonio’s Southside.

The first to arrive will be the New Braunfels location, making its debut at 1188 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Rd. on December 4 with a day of giveaways. Then, the quick service brand roosts near South Park Mall at 2525 SW Military Dr. and S. Zarzamora St. on December 6.

According to a release, the Southside location will be the second San Antonio outpost for the restaurant, known for crisp chicken strips, crinkle-cut fries, and tangy signature dipping sauce. Since entrepreneur Todd Graves founded the brand in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1996, it has rapidly grown to more than 400 locations across the United States and the Middle East.

But as big as the brand has grown, the company still makes a commitment to become a part of the communities it serves. Part of that comes from outreach to local organization like youth baseball club Normoyle Pony League, and the Najim Family YMCA where general manager Christopher Phelps — a southwest San Antonio native — and his team spent a day volunteering on December 1.

Giving back is also a part of the grand opening festivities. In additions to door prizes like vouchers and swag, the eatery is holding a drawing between December 6-12 to award one lucky customer a $1,000 donation to a local charity of their choice along with free Cane’s for a year.

Speaking of complimentary chicken, guests will get another chance to win a year’s supply by entering a drawing between 8:30-9 am. Twenty customers will be selected between 9-10 am, but must be present to win. While waiting for the doors to open at 10 am, visitors will be entertained by “traditional cheers and other high-energy chants" (no, we don’t know what that is either) and an appearance by the Spur’s wily mascot, The Coyote.