Post Malone—the 10-time Grammy-nominated rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer—grew up in Grapevine from age 9 and has been loyal to his North Texas roots ever since, from being a passionate Cowboys fan to investing in Dallas-based Envy Gaming to being all in when he loves a Dallas-area business.
One local business he’s huge on: Plano-based Raising Cane’s, the fast-food chain famous for its chicken fingers and signature sauces. A longtime fan of Cane’s and friend of its founder, CEO Todd Graves, Malone owns a home in Utah. He asked Graves to open a location nearby, and was given the opportunity to redesign a location in Midvale, Utah. Malone did just that, and in April the restaurant reopened with a hot-pink, tatted-up exterior featuring some of Malone’s own tattoos:
A classic 1974 Ford F250 from one of Malone’s music videos is parked permanently outside the restaurant, and personal items of Malone’s are displayed on the dining room walls. A ping pong track system runs through the walls to celebrate Malone’s love for the sport, and a Post Malone-themed vending machine inside offers exclusive merchandise from the collaboration.
The restaurant offers a Posty Way Combo inspired by Post’s personal Cane’s order (four chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries, two Cane’s Sauces, two Texas toasts, extra salt and pepper packets and half unsweet tea/half lemonade in a 32-ounce collector’s cup.)
Rolling out Post Malone collectors cups nationwide
In the latest expansion of the Post Malone-Raising Cane’s love affair-slash-brand collaboration, a Malone-designed Cane’s Collector Cup collection begins rolling out today at 740-plus Cane’s locations in 36 states. “Drawing inspiration from his tattoos to his iconic on-stage moments, each cup reflects Post’s signature flair in this first-of-its kind brand collaboration,” the restaurant chain said.
The cups were previously available only at the Midvale, Utah location. Each will be available for purchase for a two-week period on the rolling basis shown above, “providing eager Caniacs the chance to boast their entire collection of all four by mid-August,” Cane’s added.
Post Malone: ‘A fun experience’
Post Malone said that “collaborating with Todd and being part of the Raising Cane’s brand with our collab restaurant and signature cups has been a fun experience.”
“I can’t wait for fans across the country to ‘Post Up’ their combos, see these cups in person, and build out their signature Posty cup collection,” Malone added in a statement. (“Posting Up,” by the way, costs an additional $1.39 to snag a cup with a combo chicken finger meal, Cane’s said.)
As for founder and CEO Graves, he’s happy to be spreading the “Posty” love far and wide.
“When Post began speaking to me about his vision for this collaboration, I knew the [Midvale, Utah] restaurant would be incredibly special—not only because of the unique look and feel, but also because I knew it would be next-level in the restaurant industry,” Graves said in a statement. “Following the excitement of the restaurant opening and incredible demand for the cups, we wanted to continue that same momentum and Post-inspired energy by making these cups available to every Caniac and Post Malone fan in America.”
Post Malone has a date in Dallas soon
If you’d like to see Malone perform, you won’t have long to wait. His “If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d Be Crying” tour rolls into Dallas’ Dos Equis Pavilion on August 5, one week after the July 28 release of his forthcoming album, “Austin.” (Named after himself, not the city—Post’s legal given name is Austin Richard Post.)
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