Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers opened a location in Gilbert recently, its third in the East Valley and its 12th in Arizona. It’s at 2370 S. Val Vista Drive at the northwest corner of Val Vista Dr. and E. Williams Field Road.

The location is expected to employ about 50 people.

Raising Cane is one of the nation’s fastest growing restaurants, and it supports each community it serves.

The restaurant has pledged to donate 100 percent of the profits from grand opening day to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The philanthropy is to celebrate the nonprofit’s local community programs, as well as showcase just one of many ways Raising Cane’s gives back to the Valley’s community.

“When we opened in Chandler to huge success, we were immediately eager to start bringing that same Caniac spirit to our neighbors in Gilbert,” stated Justin Micatrotto, president of MRG Marketing & Management, Inc., franchise partner, in a release. “We’re excited to expand to even more families in the East Valley, and partner again with such a deserving and valuable cause like Phoenix Children’s Hospital.”

Joe Micatrotto Sr. and Raising Cane’s founder, Todd Graves, met early in the history of Cane’s. Years later, Micatrotto Sr. was sitting with his family—wife Connie and sons Joe and Justin—when they decided to pick up and move to Las Vegas to start their journey as franchisees.

The Micatrotto family formed what today is called MRG Marketing & Management, the franchise partner for Raising Cane.

Since 2005, the company has developed locations in Las Vegas, Reno, and in the Phoenix area.

Hours of operation in Gilbert are 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Sunday.

For details, visit raisingcanes.com/franchise/mrg.