Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers opened its first location in West Oahu today at the corner of Kapolei Parkway and Fort Barrett Road.
The newly constructed 4,123 square foot restaurant, with an additional 485 square foot lanai dining area, is located at at 717 Kunehi Street. It will be open for drive-thru and takeout service.
The company says the location supports 100 new jobs in the Kapolei area. The first restaurant customer was Hokuili Motas, a UH Hilo student from Kapolei, and the first drive-thru customer was Keila Kamoku from Kapolei Homestead.
This marks the fifth Raising Cane’s on Oahu, joining the recently opened Ala Moana Center food court location last December, two other drive-thru restaurants in Hawaii Kai and Mililani that opened in the summer of 2020, and the original King Street restaurant near the University of Hawaii that opened in 2018.
The company tells Hawaii Grinds that locations are coming in Waikīkī and Pearl City later this year.
“We are thrilled to expand our ‘one love’ to Oahu’s second-city and give Kapolei a Raising Cane’s’ of its own,” said General Manager Diana Talana. “Many West Oahu residents are familiar with our crispy made to order chicken fingers, Texas toast, secret recipe Cane’s Sauce, coleslaw, crinkle-cut fries and freshly squeezed lemonade. Now they no longer have to drive to town to get it.”
During the pandemic, Raising Cane’s has been highlighting its food safety, cleanliness, and health standards. The Kapolei Crew will concentrate their efforts to ensure safety and convenience for all customers. The Crew will operate behind a plexiglass sneeze guard at the counter, conduct on-going sanitation measures, and each crewmember will be fitted with proper PPE.
“Our Kapolei Crew is thrilled to serve the community,” said Area Manager Raymond Yeung. “This is Raising Cane’s opportunity to partner with and support organizations and schools all over West Oahu.”
“Many of our Crew members live and work in West Oahu and are excited to serve their friends and family,” Yeung added. “This also means being part of giving back to their community through in-restaurant fundraisers and education programs for local schools and organizations.”
Organizations can book a fundraiser and get information about Raising Cane’s education programs at www.canesandcommunity.com.
Also, all Hawaii Raising Cane’s restaurants will have online ordering starting Monday, March 15, 2021. Customers can download the Raising Cane’s app and order ahead directly from the app or from www.raisingcanes.com. In-restaurant pickup will be available at all locations and designated Curbside Pickup will be available at Hawaii Kai, Mililani, and Kapolei.
Raising Cane’s signature Box Combo contains four 100% premium white meat chicken tenderloins cooked to order, ensuring each chicken finger is served hot, fresh, and juicy. Chicken fingers come with Cane’s craveable, secret homemade sauce, crinkle-cut fries, Texas toast, and coleslaw made daily. To top it all off, Raising Cane’s stays true to its commitment to quality with fresh-squeezed lemonade and fresh-brewed sweet tea, both made with pure cane sugar and prepared fresh daily.
Raising Cane’s at Kapolei will be open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
ABOUT RAISING CANE’S:
Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has more than 500 restaurants in 29 states, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates with multiple new restaurants under construction. The company has ‘One Love’ — quality chicken finger meals —and is continually recognized for its unique business model and customer satisfaction. Raising Cane’s vision is to have restaurants all over the world and be the brand for quality chicken finger meals, a great crew, cool culture, and active community involvement.
More information is available at raisingcanes.com.