Fast Food Reviews: Raising Cane's

Raising Cane's has gained a cult following for their fresh never frozen chicken fingers. But is the hype legit?

Fast Food Reviews: Raising Cane's

As I kept passing by this place and seeing the lines out of the door, and the cars pouring into the street, I had to see what the fuss was about.

I ended up getting the 3 chicken finger combo. Price wise, it works as fast food is now creeping towards $15, it’s nice to see a combo meal on the lower end that isn’t a bunch of “dollar menu” type items. The line was long but moved rather quickly as there were three cashiers checking people out. The cashiers were also very pleasant and moved through the line. I placed my order and secured my soda (Coke Zero Sugar of course!). I secured the combo meal fairly quickly as well.

I sat down, rolled my sleeves up and dug in. I took a bite of the fries. It’s the usual crinkle cut fries you would normally find elsewhere. Not much flavor or seasoning there, they’re salted but not much else.

Then I had the Texas toast. It’s chewy, not crispy. And the butter flavor is blended in.

Then I had the tenders, and I was waiting and waiting and waiting, and….nothing. Not much in the way of flavor, heat, seasoning. It’s lightly breaded but not much more. The chicken also has virtually no taste to it. Thankfully you get the dipping sauce and that saved it for me.

So the verdict? The Texas Toast and the dipping sauce is the best part. Not sure what the fuss is about.

B- : Service, Texas Toast and the dipping sauce saves it. I wouldn’t mind having it again but certainly not going out of my way for it.

Word of advice for any restaurant, if I need dipping sauces, and sauces in general (think BBQ) to enhance taste, you’re doing it wrong.