DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - After many weeks of repairs and renovations, Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers in Denham Springs is set to reopen on Thursday, October 6.
The restaurant, located at 2364 S. Range Ave., originally opened in 2007 and took on more than four feet of water during the August flooding. Cane's will celebrate their re-opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. Mayor Gerard Landry, Livingston Parish president Layton Ricks, and other members of the Livingston Parish Chamber will be in attendance. The Denham Springs High School band will perform, as well as the Saintsations cheerleaders.
"We are so excited to open up our doors to service this community. The flood has touched us all in one way or another, but the community response has been overwhelming. We are so proud of Livingston Parish for rising above these challenges," said Patrick Mitchell, managing partner of the Denham Springs Raising Cane's.
The chicken finger chain raised nearly $60,000 for flood relief efforts back on Wednesday, September 14. The company donated 100 percent of net proceeds that day to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation's Flood Relief Fund, the Greater Acadiana United Way Disaster Fund, and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Acadiana.
In addition to that fundraiser, Raising Cane's donated more than $100,000 to other area flood relief efforts, including BRAF, Capital Area United Way, and LABI Foundation Small Business Relief Fund.
The Denham Springs Raising Cane's will be open Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight.