Elevating Cane’s, a fast-food chain specializing in hen fingers and a signature sauce, opened its second restaurant in New York Metropolis on Sept. 13. Situated at 20 Astor Place, the restaurant is only a five-minute stroll from Washington Sq. Park.
The corporate — based in 1996 in Baton Rouge, LA — opened its flagship Occasions Sq. location in June. In accordance with the corporate’s head of public relations, Megan Sprague, Elevating Cane’s plans to open greater than 20 different areas in New York Metropolis within the coming months.
With the situation’s proximity to campus, NYU college students like sophomore Austin Davis, lined up across the nook to order meals on the restaurant’s opening day. Davis has been excited concerning the opening ever since he grew to become conscious of the Astor Place location at the beginning of the summer season. He determined to cease by due to the nostalgia related to the chain in his residence state, South Carolina.
His first order on the Astor Place location was the “The Caniac Combo,” which included six hen fingers, crinkle-cut fries, two Cane’s Sauces, Texas Toast, coleslaw and a big fountain drink, all for $19.99. Davis stated his favourite gadgets are the Texas Toast and Cane’s Sauce — a tangy mixture of ketchup, mayo and Worcestershire sauce.
“It’s actually lower than a five-minute stroll from my dorm,” he stated. “And if it’s open so late, it is likely to be someplace I may go to if I would like one thing to eat late at night time.”
Dustin Shearer, Elevating Cane’s Vice President of Firm Eating places, stated the corporate was based by school college students with its first location being close to the north gates of Louisiana State College. Shearer says the brand new location is a “neighborhood campus restaurant” and was established with NYU college students in thoughts.
“The situation was hand-selected by our founder, Todd Graves,” Shearer stated. “This can be a lovely historic constructing that we saved the entire unique components of, and made right into a Elevating Cane’s. I feel the encircling space is gorgeous and we actually wished to be as shut as we will be to NYU — I feel it’s a house run.”
Along with being a brand new eating staple for college kids within the space, Elevating Cane’s will even be seeking to make use of them.
“I feel the most important mission for Elevating Cane’s is offering alternatives,” Shearer stated. “We have been based by school college students working at our restaurant, so we’d like to have NYU college students be part of our crew.”
Shearer additionally believes Elevating Cane’s could be a superb eating choice for college kids who’re searching for one thing “quick, contemporary and good for his or her greenback.” Shearer added, “I’ve been round this space and I feel our value is phenomenal, for what we now have to supply. It’s cooked to order, and the typical buyer waits about three minutes.”
Freshman Katrina Vazquez, who ordered crinkle-cut fries and Texas Toast on opening day, agrees with Shearer, including that she likes the “vitality” of Elevating Cane’s and has all the time had a constructive expertise with the customer support. A Chicago native, the restaurant additionally reminds her of residence.
“I’m so used to having Cane’s near me so it was so bizarre when it wasn’t anymore,” Vazquez stated. “Now that it’s shut once more, it feels acquainted.”
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