Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2020-02-21
Subjects: Graves, Todd | Business | Food | Entrepreneurship
- Courtney, Beth Host
- Laudun, Tika Producer
- Graves, Todd Interviewee
This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from February 21, 2020, features an interview with Todd Graves conducted by Beth Courtney. Graves, a native of Baton Rouge, is the founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. He discusses: the importance of keeping his company headquarters in Baton Rouge; cooking with his mother as a child; incorporating Louisiana hospitality into the culture of his business; his decision to open an operations center in Dallas; his advice to aspiring entrepreneurs; raising the money to open his business; his work-life balance; his plans to expand in Asia; the importance of community involvement at all of his locations; his employees; his hopes for the future; serving as the King of Washington Mardi Gras; and the growth of the restaurant industry in Louisiana.