Louisiana-based chicken finger restaurant, Raising Cane's, announced they will be giving their current employees a bonus and hiring 5,000 new employees for their company worldwide.

Cane's was founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1996. The company currently has 502 locations, and they began to expand internationally in 2015 with a location in Kuwait. The company will distribute $2 million to their current employees to help with missed hours due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Raising Cane's said that none of their employees have been laid off since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak.  In fact, founder Todd Graves and CEO AJ Kumaran decided to forgo their salaries during the pandemic.

Cane's CEO AJ Kumaran had this to say in a press release:

When the crisis began, we created a mantra ‘NO CREW LEFT BEHIND,’ and I made a promise that we would all get through this together. Our Crew has continued to stay positive while working incredibly hard, and some even reduced their hours in order to keep everyone’s job safe. We are extremely grateful for their shared sacrifice and are blessed to have such an amazing Crew. Thanks to their hard work, Raising Cane’s will come out of this crisis even stronger than before. I couldn’t be prouder and more thankful for each and every one of our Restaurant Leaders and Crewmembers.

The bonuses for their current employees are helping to pay them back for the hours they all agreed to cut to ensure no Raising Cane's employee lost their jobs during the pandemic.

I'm excited to see Cane's make it through the pandemic, and they seem to be going strong. I mean, you drive down Ryan Street during lunch and the line to our local Cane's is a few blocks long. Who can blame all those people for waiting for that amazing dipping sauce they should sell by the barrel, the awesome buttery grilled Texas toast, the tasty hand squeezed lemon-aide, and oh yeah, the crunchy, deep fried goodness of their chicken fingers?

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