Who doesn’t love a good billboard battle? I know I do. Who doesn’t love some good fried chicken? I know I do. Who doesn’t love Dwight Howard? Well, Dwight is probably hated by as many people that love him but with The Decision PT2 coming soon with Dwight Howard announcing where he will be taking his talents to, the red carpets are rolling out across the United States with owners, players, and businesses all trying to persuade Superman 2.0 to move to their cities.
In Dallas, Food franchise Raising Cane’s chicken is willing to give Dwight Howard chicken for life if he signs with the Mavs. As tempting as lifetime supply of Cane’s chicken with that huge garlic piece of Texas Toast on the side sounds, the additional $30 million the Lakers can pay Dwight can pay for a lot more servings of saturated fat, carbs and sodium.
SportsDay DFW did some amusing number crunching on this Cane’s campaign and how much a lifetime supply chicken is actually worth.
Howard is 27. The average American male life expectancy is 76. That would be 49 years – 2,548 weeks – of free grub for Howard.
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.
If the latter occurred, Cane’s would be lending the Mavericks far more than a hand in landing Howard – 445,900 chicken fingers, actually.
Too bad Cane’s wasn’t willing to make this deal in Houston. The Rockets are interested in Dwight and James Harden actually worked at a Cane’s last year. How awesome would it be to see Dwight Howard sign a $88 million contract at a Raising Cane’s in a booth with Chandler Parsons, James Harden, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kevin McHale, GM Daryl Morey and owner Les Alexander?
Raising Cane’s press release:
Raising Cane’s Promises Dwight Howard Free Chicken Fingers to Come to Dallas
Free agent center to eat “free for life” at local Cane’s for bringing his talents to Big D
DALLAS, TX (July 1, 2013) – Forget the millions being offered by teams across the league. Basketball superstar Dwight Howard stands to earn free chicken finger meals — for life — if he signs a free agent contract to play in Dallas, thanks to a bold pledge by DFW-area Raising Cane’s restaurants.
The nation’s #1 quick service chain, which currently boasts 20 restaurants across the DFW Metroplex, is known for its ONE LOVE® — quality chicken finger meals – and it’s putting a lifetime of them on the line to persuade Howard to sign with Dallas.
“These next few days, Dwight Howard will be making arguably the most important career decision of his life,” said Adam Reed, Marketing Manager at Raising Cane’s. “We have a lot of passionate fans among our Crewmembers in our DFW restaurants, so we thought we’d make Dwight an offer he couldn’t refuse to up the ante for a Dallas-bound decision. We are also calling on every Dallas fan to join us in making the case online, in order to bring the big man to Big D.”
Raising Cane’s has created a special hashtag, #CANES4DWIGHT, that fans can use to join the campaign to recruit Howard to Dallas and bring the championship trophy back where it belongs.
Fans will be entered for a chance to win Free Cane’s for a Year, as well as four tickets to Dallas’ 2013 home opener, each time they use the customized hashtag. The winner will be announced shortly after Howard announces his decision.
Reed was quick to point out that he can’t speak for Cane’s locations outside DFW, but “Should Dwight decide on Dallas as his new home, he will be welcome to come by any of our local restaurants to enjoy seriously delicious chicken fingers at any time, on us, for the rest of his life.”
To find a Raising Cane’s restaurant near you, visit www.raisingcanes.com. To eventually find Dwight Howard eating at a Cane’s near you, go to www.facebook.com/RaisingCanesChickenFingers and encourage your friends to show their ONE LOVE for D12.
Source: SportsDay DFW