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Fort Worth's first Raising Cane's opens October 12th

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It seems lately that a new restaurant is opening every week here in Fort Worth, to the benefit of locals. On October 12th, the first Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers will open in Fort Worth on South Hulen Street. They'll be kicking off the day's festivities with a ribbon cutting and free food.

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Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Location: 5729 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, TX 76132

As with other local restaurant grand openings, guests will likely be lining up hours before the official ribbon-cutting, which will be done by Mayor Pro-tem Zim Zimmerman during the opening ceremony. The first 100 dine-in customers will receive a free Raising Cane's tee-shirt and a voucher for a free Box Combo to use on a future date.

TCU mascot Super Frog will also be at the restaurant from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to greet diners. Raising Cane's is an official sponsor of TCU athletics and the restaurant will hold a Cane's Challenge during this year's basketball and baseball seasons. If the Horned Frogs score a predetermined number of points, fans can redeem their tickets for a buy-one-combo-get-one free coupon after the game. A second Raising Cane's location is set to open on University Drive next to Ol' South Pancake House in December. This location will likely be a popular late-night hangout for TCU students - open until 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Although much of the current hoopla is geared towards fast food-loving college students, there are also many opportunities for families to find a deal. Anyone can sign up to be a "Caniac" - the eatery's customer appreciation program. Benefits include a free Box Combo for signing up, free food on your birthday and other special dates, and special fans-only drawings. Sign up in-store with any crew member.

The Raising Cane's menu is fairly simple - chicken fingers, french fries, texas toast, and Cane's secret sauce - in just a few sizes. The kid's menu is a smaller version of the same, plus a fun prize. For game-watching days, Cane's offers a Tailgate Box of chicken in 25, 50, 75, or 100-count.

Will Raising Cane's be able to compete with so many other local restaurants? You'll have to be the judge of that. However, it seems that the business is already off to an enticing start.

To keep up with Raising Cane's online, be sure to follow @Raising_Canes on Twitter and like Raising Cane's on Facebook.