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Dallas restaurant offers Dwight Howard $500K in chicken fingers

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09:29 AM ET 06.30 | As the wooing of Dwight Howard officially begins, Dallas-Fort Worth-area Raising Cane's restaurants are offering free-agent center Howard food for thought -- for the rest of his life. On Monday, Raising Cane's will kick off a campaign inviting Mavericks fans to help persuade Howard to sign with Dallas. The company has leased six electronic billboards to help publicize its cooked-up offer to Howard. Raising Cane's marketing manager Adam Reed says that if Howard signs with the Mavericks, "he will be welcome to come by any of our (20) local restaurants to enjoy seriously delicious chicken fingers at any time, on us, for the rest of his life." Figure the least he would order in one sitting would be the Caniac 6-finger combo, which is $10.80 including tax. Surely, though, an athlete of Howard's size would have no problem downing the 25-piece Tailgate box, which goes for $29.75 including tax. If Howard ate one Caniac a week for 49 years, it would cost Cane's a reasonable $27,518.40. One Tailgate order per week would extrapolate to $75,803. But if Howard really took advantage and hit the drive-through every day, he'd amass $192,628 worth of Caniacs, $530,621 worth of Tailgates.

Dallas Morning News

Raising Cane's Dwight Howard billboard, Courtesy Photo Raising Cane's Dwight Howard billboard, Courtesy Photo
June 30, 2013  09:34 AM ET

NICE!!!

June 30, 2013  09:41 AM ET

He has gotten more than that in middle fingers from Magic and Laker fans............

June 30, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He has gotten more than that in middle fingers from Magic and Laker fans............

I think he'll find ways to alienate the fans in whatever city he plays.

June 30, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I think he'll find ways to alienate the fans in whatever city he plays.

Agreed.............

June 30, 2013  09:51 AM ET

He would be better off with Chicken Express...


Raisin' Canes is severely overrated.

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June 30, 2013  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If he at chicken fingers every day, he'd look like Oliver miller.

Winner!

June 30, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Winner!

Winner, Chicken Dinner ????

June 30, 2013  10:20 AM ET

Where Is The Beef, Bros?

June 30, 2013  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Where Is The Beef, Bros?

Down the road from Raising Canes.


Texas Land & Cattle

June 30, 2013  10:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Winner, Chicken Dinner ????

Winger, winger, chicken finger...

June 30, 2013  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Down the road from Raising Canes.

Texas Land & Cattle

Big Texan in Amarillo. Ate there on my way to Chicago. Man they can cook a steak like no one else.

But their hotel was like being in a South Central L.A. jail... with a Western theme!

June 30, 2013  10:55 AM ET

So what does the Houston area has got to offer? Free gas?

June 30, 2013  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Winner!

It starts tonight. Crossing my finger but Houston has the upperhand. Chandler Parsons could be the guy that will make Dwight pick Houston...

June 30, 2013  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Big Texan in Amarillo. Ate there on my way to Chicago. Man they can cook a steak like no one else. But their hotel was like being in a South Central L.A. jail... with a Western theme!

Yeah... The Big Texan is wonderful. But there is no other reason to stay in Amarillo. NONE!

June 30, 2013  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If he at chicken fingers every day, he'd look like Oliver miller.

my favourite former Raptor.
Once sat behind the Raptor's bench and I could see any of the game because of fat Oliver Miller. I think his jacket was 5xxl

June 30, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

It starts tonight. Crossing my finger but Houston has the upperhand. Chandler Parsons could be the guy that will make Dwight pick Houston...

I think you're right, GB... but at least they have viable alternatives this season.

June 30, 2013  11:02 AM ET

Lakers fans laughed at me when I said there was no way Howard was staying there. So now in the wake of reports that confirms he will not be resigning in Los Angeles, I must ask Lakers fans why they felt SO STRONG about him staying?

June 30, 2013  11:03 AM ET

I'd love to see Howard next to Dirk.

 
June 30, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He would be better off with Chicken Express... Raisin' Canes is severely overrated.

Agreed.

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