Musician Post Malone unveils new look for local Raising Cane’sMay 08, 2023 11:16AM ● By Annabelle Larsen
Throngs of fans wait in line to try and catch a glimpse of Post Malone, or at least some chicken. (Annabelle Larson/City Journals)
Recently, fans of the fast-food franchise Raising Cane’s and the famous musician Post Malone, were able to have the best of both worlds. Many residents have no doubt noticed the hot-pink restaurant off Fort Union Boulevard and 900 East, recently built and even more recently redesigned by Post Malone, often referred to as “Posty” by his fans. Malone, a Utah resident himself, was present for the ceremonial ribbon cutting April 13. While there, he also met with fans, hyped up the new Cane’s and even answered some questions.
“There’s some really cool stuff inside,” Malone told fans, some of whom even waited overnight to catch a glimpse. “We put some armor in there, some old stinky outfits that I wore on tour and for events, and guitars and such,” he said.
The CEO of Raising Cane’s, Todd Graves, told the crowd of onlookers that he and Malone had been friends and met because they were fans of each other’s stuff. “I was a super fan of his music, and he was a fan of my chicken fingers,” Graves said. “On that first night, we just really made a great friendship.” Graves says he knew he was going to be good friends with Malone. “I’ve known Post for a long time, and one of the real reasons I’m proud to say he’s my friend is he’s the same guy his whole life,” Graves said. “Humble, kind, hardworking, good to people. I’m just really proud he’s my friend.”
The restaurant will offer a unique combo meal only available in Midvale called the “Posty Way”—Malone’s personal order of four chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries, two Cane’s sauces, two Texas toasts, and a half unsweetened tea/half lemonade drink. The drink comes in one of four uniquely designed 32-ounce Post Malone collector’s cups which can also be purchased by getting a “Post Up” upgrade for any of Cane’s regular combo meals. There will also be pink vinyl-wrapped vending machines stocked with more swag for purchase, including T-shirts, beanies, socks, ping-pong balls, magnets, keychains, cups and guitar picks.
The Raising Cane’s Midvale restaurant is a vibrant building, with its bright pink exterior, tattoo-like designs, and reflective “1” on the north side of the building. The interior is just as pink as the outside, but showcases Malone memorabilia along the inner walls of the restaurant. Included in all this is a brushed silver classic 1974 Ford F250 with a custom license plate that will sit outside as a permanent fixture, creating a unique restaurant experience along Fort Union Boulevard.λ