Quick Facts

Dates
July 27th
Founded by
Tod Graves
Hashtag
#ChickenFingerDay

Learn about Chicken Finger Day

Chicken fingers have been an all-time favorite for people over the past 20 years. As a quick and easy way to enjoy chicken, chicken fingers can have so many varieties in flavor and quality that the possibilities are endless.

Raising Cane’s decided that as part of their tradition to serve the chicken by celebrating Chicken Finger Day, a day that should be celebrated by people everywhere who love the taste and quality of this delicious food. 

History of Chicken Finger Day

Chicken Finger Day was founded by Raising Cane’s, a Louisiana-based fast food chain that produces southern chicken fingers. Raising Cane’s, founded in 1996, has over 385 restaurants in over 24 states as well as international countries such as Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia.

Raising Cane’s began through the CEO and Founder Todd Graves, who was originally told the idea wouldn’t work by both his college professors and banks.

From there, he saved his own money, working 90-hour shifts as a boilermaker and fishing commercially in Alaska. After finally being able to get an SBA loan, he began construction on the first Raising Cane’s in Baton Rouge. Once it opened, the business became a huge success!

Raising Cane’s founded Chicken Finger Day to express their love for chicken fingers as well as their dedicated fanbase who have supported them over the years. Chicken fingers, which can help with a child’s picky tendencies, are delicious in every way and can be enjoyed by everyone.

For Raising Cane’s, chicken fingers are usually served with crinkled french fries, coleslaw, Texas toast, and a sweet tea or lemonade. However, chicken fingers can be served with anything and still be delicious.

Throughout the day, people take this time to enjoy the salty, crunchy taste of chicken fingers and fried chicken and acknowledge it as part of the southern tradition. 

How to Celebrate Chicken Finger Day

Eat some chicken fingers! Places such as Raising Cane’s, Zaxby’s, Dairy Queen, and just about any restaurant will have chicken fingers as part of their menu. If you’re daring enough, try your hand at making your own chicken fingers and test it out on your family.

Head on over to a chicken finger festival and try out different people’s homemade recipes for fried chicken. Tell people about what your favorite thing is about chicken fingers and what your favorite dipping sauce is to pair it with. Share this holiday on social media and support Raising Cane’s by becoming a fan if you love their food!