Raising Cane’s celebrates its Middle East debut in partnership with Alshaya

Founder Todd Graves cuts ribbon on first restaurant outside the U.S.

Kuwait, 29 September 2015: Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, the award-winning Louisiana-based restaurant brand known for its premium chicken tenderloin meals, has made its official debut in the Middle East at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by its Founder and CEO, Todd Graves; US Ambassador to Kuwait, Douglas A. Silliman; and Executive Chairman of M.H. Alshaya Co., Mohammed Alshaya.

The new restaurant, located in The Avenues mall in Kuwait, is Raising Cane’s first outside the United States, where it already operates more than 230 restaurants. The ceremony celebrated the start of new partnership between the brand and M.H. Alshaya Co., one of the world’s leading retail franchise operators, which includes plans to expand the Raising Cane’s brand into markets across the Middle East.

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“This is an important moment for Raising Cane’s,” said Mr Graves. “After I opened our first few Restaurants, I set our vision to grow restaurants all over the world and to be the brand for quality chicken finger meals, great crew, cool culture and active community involvement. Now, through our partnership with Alshaya, we are well placed to grow in international markets. The initial reaction to the brand has been very positive and we hope that a growing number of customers here in the region will share our ONE LOVE for premium chicken and enjoy the outstanding service of our crew.”

Mohammed Alshaya said: “At Alshaya we are focused on offering an outstanding choice of world-leading brands to our customers and we are delighted to welcome Todd to Kuwait and celebrate our partnership with Raising Cane’s. The brand receives regular accolades in the US because of its single-minded focus on serving great quality chicken and we look forward to continuing that success here in Kuwait and the wider Middle East.”

The Raising Cane’s menu is known for its ONE LOVE® - serving premium chicken tenderloins that have been marinated for 24 hours and are then hand cooked to order to ensure a great-tasting meal served hot and fresh every time. Accompaniments include fresh crinkle-cut fries, grilled Texas toast, the signature Cane’s sauce and creamy coleslaw.

Customers can discover more about Raising Cane’s on its Middle East Facebook page RaisingCanesME and on Instagram raisingcanesme.