Apr 13, 2023 - Business

A peek into Utah's pink, Post Malone-designed Raising Cane's location

Raising Cane's exterior. Photo: Kim Bojórquez

Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers unveiled its remodeled Midvale outpost on Thursday, designed by local and Grammy-nominated hitmaker Post Malone.

State of play: At the ribbon-cutting, the fried chicken chain's co-founder Todd Graves said his longtime friendship with the musician began after they connected over their respective crafts.

  • "I'm a big huge super fan of his music and he was a fan of my chicken fingers," Graves told a crowd of screaming fans, alongside Malone.
  • Once they became friends, Malone asked him about putting a location near his home in Utah, to which Graves said, "Hell yeah!"
  • A partnership formed after Malone brought up the idea to design the location himself.

What they're saying: "It's a really cool restaurant and there's a bunch of cool s*** inside," Malone said.

Post Malone's personal belongings displayed. Photo: Kim Bojórquez

Details: The store's bright pink exterior includes images of Malone's tattoos and a 1974 Ford F-250 is parked in the front.

  • Inside, three outfits Malone wore during a magazine shoot and the 2019 Grammy Awards are displayed behind glass. Three of his personal guitars are also in frames on the wall.
  • The eatery includes medieval-themed bathrooms, a vending machine and a ping-pong installation.
Post Malone and Todd Graves.

The intrigue: Customers will get the chance to order like Malone, too — Just ask for it the Posty Way, which includes four chicken fingers, fries, two slices of toast and an iced-tea-lemonade combination.

Zoom out: Raising Cane's launched in Louisiana, when Graves, an LSU grad, teamed up with then-student Craig Silvey on the concept. They opened their first location in 1996.

  • The restaurant is in the midst of a 200-location expansion that started in 2022. By the end of this year, they expect to employ more than 65,000 people.
Medieval-themed bathroom. Photo: Kim Bojórquez

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