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Raising Cane’s Todd Graves Named a Top CEO in America

Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, is one of the Top CEOs in the country, according to Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2019.

Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, released its annual award recognizing the Top CEOs, which highlights top leaders that employees love working for throughout North America. Graves received an impressive approval rating – 95 percent, placing him at No. 28 on the list – based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews that Raising Cane’s Crewmembers shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year. The average approval rating for CEOs making the list is 69 percent. Graves was the second-ranked CEO on the list in the restaurant industry and the top among companies based in Louisiana.

“To receive this recognition that comes directly from our Crew gives me so much pride; I am over the moon,” Graves says. “I’m so appreciative of my great Crew and this motivates me to work even harder for our Crew, our Customers and our Communities.”

When employees submit reviews about their company on Glassdoor, they are asked to rate various factors about their employment experience, including their overall satisfaction and other workplace attributes like senior management. As part of these ratings, employees are also asked to rate whether they approve, disapprove or are neutral about the job their CEO is doing. Among the approximately 900,000 companies reviewed on Glassdoor, the average CEO approval rating is 69 percent.

With and entire department devoted to recognizing, respecting and rewarding Crewmembers – known as Cane’s Love, Raising Cane’s is consistently an industry leader in employee retention.

Glassdoor’s Top CEOs in 2019 were determined using company reviews shared by U.S.-based employees between May 2, 2018 and May 1, 2019. The final list is compiled using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, led by its Economic Research Team, and takes into account quantity, quality and consistency of reviews.

“It’s an honor to recognize incredible leaders who, from their employees’ perspectives, exemplify exceptional vision, trust and communication,” says Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president and chief operating officer. “Glassdoor’s Top CEOs award continues to be more competitive every year, and I congratulate each leader on their achievement. Today’s job seekers are looking for leaders who share their values and will empower them to bring their full selves to work. More and more, we’re seeing Top CEOs make decisions to shape the culture of their organizations to help recruit and retain quality talent, which has a direct correlation to fueling business success.”

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