If you’re a fried chicken fan like I am, you will have to try out Raising Cane’s.
With the nearest location just north of 48th and O Street, Cane’s is home to some of the best fast food chicken I have ever eaten. The menu is simple with four combos to choose from: The 3 Finger, The Caniac, The Sandwich, and their most popular menu item, The Box. The latter is my personal favorite, coming with four chicken fingers, fries, coleslaw, Texas toast, a regular drink, and Cane’s sauce. The chicken strips are delicious, and always served fresh and tender. The fries are crisp and golden, the buttery Texas toast is on point, and even the coleslaw (something I’m not usually a fan of) is pretty good. If you’re not into coleslaw, just let them know and they can sub in another slice of toast. Cane’s will rarely disappoint.
But let’s be honest. It’s the secret Cane’s sauce that really steals the show.
The spicy mayonnaise-based sauce is excellent for dipping your chicken and fries in, adding a nice twist of flavor that really sets Cane’s apart from other fast food fried chicken. Cane’s is relatively cheap as well, with menu items ranging from $6-$8, a definite bonus for us penny-pinching college students.
For an awesome deal, try to hit up Cane’s in the fall. For the past 6 years, they have put on a coat drive in the months leading up to winter. Bring in a new or used coat for donation, and you’ll get a free meal after purchasing a combo meal and drink. You’ll get an awesome meal and be helping some less fortunate people stay warm.
If it isn’t obvious by now, this is a must try for any and all chicken lovers.
Jacob is a sophomore studying communication.