Raising Cane’s Donates $144,000 to Patriot PAWS Service Dogs


Raising Cane’s Donates More Than $144,000 to Patriot PAWS Service Dogs

Actively involved restaurant company donates proceeds from plush puppy sales to support disabled American veterans

BATON ROUGE (Oct. 29, 2019) – Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, named after its founder’s beloved yellow lab, “Raising Cane,” launched a nationwide campaign earlier this year to support Patriot PAWS Service Dogs – a Rockwall, Texas-based non-profit that trains and provides the highest quality service dogs at no cost to disabled American veterans with mobile disabilities and post-traumatic stress.

This past summer, Raising Cane’s offered customers a limited-edition Stars & Stripes Plush Puppy and sales from each plush puppy sold benefited Patriot PAWS Service Dogs.

Last week, Raising Cane’s presented a check for $144,234.63 to Patriot PAWS as a result of the plush puppy promotion.

“Thanks to the generous support of our customers, Raising Cane’s is able to help Patriot PAWS provide service dogs to our American heroes,” said Raising Cane’s Founder & CEO Todd Graves. “We are proud to support our veterans through Patriot PAWS.”

More than 400 Raising Cane’s restaurants across the country participated in the Patriot PAWS fundraiser.

“We are very excited and grateful with the outcome of the Raising Cane’s Plush-Puppy program and for this substantial donation,” said Patriot PAWS Founder Lori Stevens. “There are over 70 disabled American veterans currently waiting for a Patriot PAWS Service Dog. Donations like this enable us to continue to help by providing highly trained service dogs to these American veterans at no cost.”

To learn more about Raising Cane’s Plush program, visit raisingcanes.com/plushpuppy and for the location nearest you, visit raisingcanes.com/locations.


With more than 460 restaurants in 27 U.S. states and five countries, Raising Cane’s was founded by Todd Graves in 1996 and named for his yellow Labrador. The company consistently ranks among the top restaurants for Overall Customer Satisfaction and was recently named “Family Favorite Restaurant Chain” by Restaurant Business magazine. Raising Cane’s has been top ranked in Customer Satisfaction for five consecutive years according to Marketforce and was recently recognized as having the Most Loyal Guests – known as “Caniacs” – in the fast-casual segment in Technomic’s 2018 Consumers’ Choice Awards. Raising Cane’s was ranked by Glassdoor as one of the Top 100 Places to Work in the United States for the third year in a row.

More information is available at raisingcanes.com.   

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