Dallas Restaurant Featured on New Series by Raising Cane’s Founder

Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s, is putting his industry knowledge to use in a new show on Discovery+ called “Restaurant Recovery.” Each episode follows Todd and his team as they work with struggling restaurants to recover from the hardships caused by the pandemic through new ideas, renovations and financial support.

“The pandemic has been devastating to the restaurant industry as a whole, but thankfully, due to our drive-thrus at Raising Cane’s, we were fortunate to maintain our business. As a result, it became so important to me to pay it forward to those in need by offering financial and professional support,” shared Todd.

Episodes include an exciting array of celebrities including Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Rob Schneider, Archie Manning, Roquan Smith, Shaquille O’Neal, the Rebirth Brass Band and more.

Juan Reaves, Brent Reaves and Todd Graves // photos courtesy Restaurant Recovery

The second episode features Smokey John’s, a Dallas restaurant owned and operated by two brothers, Brent and Juan Reaves. The restaurant is their father’s legacy, and the pair managed to keep all 22 employees employed despite great financial struggle. On top of the issues created by the pandemic, Smokey John’s experienced even more hardship due to the cancelation of the State Fair of Texas which typically provides more than 30% of their annual revenue. Todd and his friends worked to help Smokey John’s get back on their feet.

Other episodes take Todd to Baton Rouge, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas and New Orleans.

“These great family-owned restaurants are important not only to their employees, but also the community and owners who sacrificed so much trying to keep the doors open. Our hope is that by providing a platform to highlight and amplify their awareness, these restaurants will be able to bounce back stronger than before,” he said.

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