BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – One of Baton Rouge’s most popular fast food chains is celebrating the opening of its very first capital area location Sunday, August 28.

Over two decades ago, the Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers restaurant that started it all opened its doors to the public at 3313 Highland Road in Baton Rouge, a small building situated near the gates of LSU.

It wasn’t long before the eatery was a hit with local college students and the general public.

The iconic fried chicken joint, helmed by local businessman Todd Graves, began serving boxes of chicken fingers, fries, Texas toast, and coleslaw to patrons at this location exactly 26 years ago.

Since that time, Cane’s simple menu hasn’t changed very much, but the business has expanded tremendously.

Raising Cane’s noted on its official Facebook page that it now has more than 600 locations in over 33 U.S. states.

The restaurant is encouraging fans to use its anniversary to donate to a charity that supports children experiencing homelessness via The Birthday Party Project.

To do so, fans can purchase one of Cane’s 25th Anniversary Birthday Plush Puppies HERE before August 31, and Cane’s will donate at least $2.80 of each purchase to The Birthday Party Project.

Click here to learn more about the history of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers.