The City of Menifee is thrilled to announce Raising Cane’s as the City’s November Business Spotlight, a program that is a part of the Economic Development Department’s B3 (Building Better Businesses) program.
Since his college days, Todd Graves knew he wanted to open a fried chicken restaurant. To make this dream a reality he raised funds by temporarily moving to the west coast where he did side jobs that would allow him to save money. Once he gathered enough capital to support his restaurant dream, Graves opened the first Raising Cane’s in 1996, which he lovingly named after his Labrador Retriever. The restaurant specializes in hand-battered and cooked-to-order flaky chicken strips with their famous sides including fries, crisp cool cole slaw, and garlic-buttered Texas Toast. Raising Cane’s has continued to grow and become a classic staple with over 70 locations in California alone.
Raising Cane’s officially called Menifee home in 2018. With robust commercial and residential development, it was easy for the company to recognize the community’s enormous potential and opportunity. The community-centric and family-oriented focus of Menifee was a cornerstone in their decision.
The Raising Cane’s team is known for their generous and active support of the communities in which they open for business. The company prides itself on supporting a wide variety of local and national organizations. Menifee has experienced this generosity through donations throughout the community and participation in a wide variety of city events. Some of the organizations they have worked with include Menifee’s Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club of Inland Valley, as well as local schools, sports teams, and non-profit organizations.
“Raising Cane’s has been a valuable addition to our city and their kind team has made such a positive influence on the community,” said District 3 Councilmember Lesa Sobek. “Thank you for extending your ‘one love’ to Menifee and for always going above the call of business.”