Raising Cane’s Donates $35,000 To Patriot Paws In Honor of Betty White

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Photo credit Raising Canes

Popular chicken finger brand hosted two-week online fundraiser in support of Patriot Paws in honor of what would’ve been Betty White’s 100th birthday

DALLAS (Feb. 9, 2022) – In honor of the late Betty White, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers teamed up with its Customers to show support for the beloved actress, who was dedicated to bettering the lives of animals in need. 

Ahead of what would be White’s 100th birthday, Raising Cane’s launched a fundraising campaign in partnership with Patriot Paws– a nonprofit organization that trains and gives service dogs of the highest quality to disabled American veterans and others with mobile disabilities at no cost. From Jan. 16-31, through its social media platforms, Raising Cane’s asked Customers to donate to Patriot Paws so the nonprofit can name a puppy after the Hollywood icon and provide the trained service dog to a veteran in need.

After Raising Cane’s made a donation and accepted Customers’ contributions, the popular chicken finger brand is now ready to donate $35,000 to officially sponsor Betty. She is the fifth puppy that Cane’s has previously named through donations.

“We’re so grateful for the support Todd Graves and everyone at Raising Cane’s has given Patriot Paws over the years,” said Lori Stevens, founder and executive director of Patriot Paws Service Dogs. “We are excited to see all the great things their newest sponsored pup, Betty, will do once she arrives on campus!”

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Betty White Patriot Paws pup Photo courtesy Raising Canes

“Pet welfare is one of the pillars of our Community involvement,” said Founder and CEO Todd Graves, who named his restaurant after his beloved yellow Lab. “We’ve been a proud partner of Patriot Paws for three years, providing service dogs for our veterans.”

At Raising Cane’s, it all starts with 100% premium white meat chicken tenderloins that are marinated, hand-battered and cooked to order. The menu is also renowned for its craveable – some say addictive – secret-recipe Cane’s sauce, crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw, Texas toast, freshly brewed sweet tea and fresh-squeezed lemonade.

Raising Cane’s is consistently ranked among the top restaurant brands for food quality, speed of service, cleanliness, and customer service. In 2020, Sandelman ranked Raising Cane’s third-highest Restaurant brand in the U.S. for Overall Customer Satisfaction. Technomic® also recently announced Cane’s was voted by its Customers as the top fast-casual Restaurant for Customer Safety during the pandemic.


Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., RAISING CANE’S CHICKEN FINGERS has more than 600 Restaurants across 31 states and the Middle East. Holding the title of Fastest Growing Chicken Chain,” Raising Cane’s plans to open over 100 new Restaurants across 10 new markets in 2022. The company has ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals – which includes the iconic “Cane’s Sauce” that has been named the #1 sauce in the QSR industry.

Raising Cane’s is consistently recognized for being a great place to work – most recently earning them a spot on >Glassdoor’s”Best Places to Work” list, and Forbes’“America’s Best Large Employers” list. Raising Cane’s was also recently recognized in the inaugural Forbes Halo 100 for excellence in delivering customer satisfaction and brand trust. More information is available at raisingcanes.com.