Who knew Post Malone was a Caniac.
So much so, the rapper/singer/songwriter designed a unique Raising Cane’s restaurant that opened in Utah on Thursday, in partnership with the Baton Rouge, La.-based chicken fingers chain.
The unit in Midvale, Utah, was designed by Malone, who is a longtime friend of Raising Cane’s founder Todd Graves. (Graves appears ever so briefly in Malone’s “Motley Crew” video.)
Malone lives in Utah and asked if he could convert a restaurant near him, touching on all aspects, from the building to the landscaping. The unit was remodeled to reflect the artist’s personal tastes and “enthusiastic personality,” according to press materials.
Unlike most Raising Cane’s units, Malone’s restaurant is pink. And, like Malone’s face, the restaurant has tattoo imagery. It also features a brushed stainless steel “1” tower. Raising Cane’s motto is “One Love.”
The restaurant is so very pink on the inside too, including the flooring, with brushes of stainless steel throughout. The furniture is also stainless steel and booths are made with silver fabric.
Malone has also contributed outfits for display on the wall, including clothes he wore in a photo that graced the cover of Billboard magazine in 2022, and two worn during the 2019 Grammy Awards. One of Malone’s personal guitars is also framed and hangs in the restaurant.
In the parking lot: a silver classic 1974 Ford F250 with a custom license plate is a permanent fixture.
Take a tour:
The menu, of course, is like all other Raising Cane’s, with its specific focus on chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries and Texas toast. But Malone does insert a personal touch:
At this restaurant, guests can order “the Posty Way,” just like the singer, which includes four chicken fingers, fries, two sauces, two toasts, and extra salt and pepper packets, served with a half unsweet tea/half lemonade in a 32-ounce collector’s cup. (Guests can also purchase a collectable cup if they don’t want that order.)
Posty Way orders also feature a Malone-themed napkin, to-go bag, platter liner and a black clam shell, as well as a surprise decal sticker.
The Malone theme also extends to crew uniforms and the hats managers wear. And QR codes placed throughout the restaurant will display content from Malone that will be frequently updated.
But wait, there’s more.
The restaurant will feature a ping-pong ball tracking system along an interior wall, which connect large shadow boxes filled with pink ping-pong balls and light fixtures that change colors. This is to “celebrate Post’s love of pong.”
There’s a Post Malone-themed vending machine stocked with his merchandise, like T-shirts, beanies, socks, magnets, keychains, steel cups, guitar picks and, yes, ping-pong balls.
But, perhaps best of all, this restaurant will have medieval-themed restrooms. Malone is a personal fan of medieval armor, press materials say, so the restrooms are designed to look like a gothic castle—that is, if goths had modern plumbing.
Malone, who grew up in Texas, in a statement said, “I have the best childhood memories of eating at Raising Cane’s in Dallas. Collaborating with Todd on this restaurant near my house in Utah was awesome and I can’t wait for everyone to order their meal the ‘Posty Way.’”
Malone is known for selling more than 80 million records to date. He has won 10 Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and been nominated for a Grammy nine times. His most recent album is “Twelve Carat Toothache,” which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
Raising Cane’s operates more than 700 restaurants and does not franchise. Graves said the Malone-themed restaurant is a result of their special friendship, and that they are fans of each other’s brands.
“This collaboration goes above and beyond to combine Post’s legendary vision with our award-winning chicken fingers,” Graves said in a statement. “It’s over the top—something the restaurant industry has never seen to this level.”
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