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Raising Cane’s investing $2 million for restaurants impacted by coronavirus

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PHOENIX – Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers founder and CEO will invest $2 million to help independent restaurants across the country recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Todd Graves will host a new docuseries, Restaurant Recovery, where 20 restaurants who have closed or are on the verge of closing will receive $100,000 each to help with relief and recovery.

“I don’t just want to help these restauranteurs come back, I want them to come back stronger,” Graves said in a press release. “So when the next pandemic, tornado, hurricane or any disaster strikes, they will be ready and equipped to weather the storm.”

Filming for the series will start in August and will continue through the rest of the year as restaurants continue to reopen with local health guidelines.

The series will profile local businesses in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Miami, Baton Rouge, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, St Louis, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Denver, Atlanta and more cities based on applications received.

Interested restaurant can apply online.

The series will also feature local celebrities and personalities for each town.

Graves has grown Raising Cane’s to more than 500 locations, include 20 in Arizona, over the last 25 years. The chain ranks as the fastest growing fast food company with over a Billion in in the U.S. with annual revenue exceeding $1.5 billion, according to the release.

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