Todd Graves of Raising Cane's is a bourbon and fried shrimp guy
Todd Graves is known for founding Raising Cane's, but the entrepreneur is making inroads with the Hollywood crowd.
Who dat: Graves started Raising Cane's 27 years ago with a location near LSU. Now, the chicken chain operates in 33 states.
He talked with Axios New Orleans about life in southeast Louisiana.
- His answers have been edited for length and clarity.
🎒 Where did you go to school? Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge.
🍴 Where do you eat besides your own restaurant? Ruffino's is a longtime favorite.
🥃 Go-to cocktail? Bourbon and water.
🎭 Your best Halloween/Mardi Gras costume: I love traditions for holidays, so I appreciate classic Halloween costumes, and my go-to is the skeleton suit.
- Also, I was king of Washington Mardi Gras in 2018 so my Mardi Gras costume for that was one of my best.
👑 You get to serve as royalty of any krewe or second-line club. Who are you rolling with? I'd love to show my buddy Snoop Dogg what Mardi Gras in New Orleans is all about — specifically Krewe of Bacchus, because I'm a longtime member.
🍤 What's your poboy order? Fried shrimp from Domilise's is at the top of my list.
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