Sunday, January 1, 2012

Raising Cane's on University, Fort Worth

I tried the new Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers on University yesterday. Cane's is a franchise out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana with about 100 restaurants and it sells one main dish: strips of battered-and-fried chicken breasts called fingers.

The chicken fingers are excellent. They're cooked perfectly, served hot and juicy. Loved them. Also, on the plus side, Cain's is comfortable and clean, has a modern interior and a friendly staff.

$6.50 for 3 strips of chicken, about 4 ounces I'll guess, plus fries, toast and a drink is a little pricey on my balance scale of value and cost, because . . .

The fries are wimpy and the Texas toast, while thick, is light and a pretty tasteless piece of toasted bread.

Raising Canes is not in the McDonald's/Taco Bell dollar menu category, they are more the In-N-Out, Chipotle category which is a little more expensive for a little better quality.

But that's a distinction I am not liable to make on the side of Raising Cane's when I'm looking for chicken, even though compared to that slab of white shoe-leather they serve at Chik Fil A, it's heaven.

If they could give me a crispy french fry and a heartier piece of bread and maybe another piece of chicken at $6.50, I'm happy. But I'm not looking at their numbers so that may be asking for too much.

I liked it, the chicken is delicious. I might go back, but not often.


John said...

There's a Canes up here in Euless off 121-N that I suppose we should try. I'm not a big chicken eater, especially not Chik-Fil-A but something new is probably worth a shot.

Haven't been to In-n-Out yet either.

Thanks for the post. It'll motivate us to try something new.

Francis Shivone said...

John, I've gotten to where I really like the In N Out burger.

The chicken fingers themselves are good, I'll buy them without the fries and toast next time.

RJG said...

Happy New Year Francis!

We pretty much came to the same conclusion on Raining Cane's as you did: Good, not great.

I finally got busy on the blog - adding some 70 new (or refurbished) reviews in the last 3 months. Check it out if you haven't been in awhile.

Hope all is well,


Francis Shivone said...

RJ -- thanks for the reminder, I haven't been to your site lately, and haven't posted much myself as you can see.

I'm curious to what you thought about Cane's so I'll stop by soon.

Lynn said...

Your take is pretty much the same as mine (chicken was good, food was pricey, fries just this short of execrable, lemonade out of this world). I eat Chik-Fil-A because they're one of the few who do not use MSG. Their grilled sandwich is still too salty for my taste.

Taylor E. Sturgis said...


I'm the GM of the Raising Cane's on S. Hulen St. I love your honest feedback! I'll be sharing it with the GM of the University Dr. restaurant to help improve the quality of our food. I'd love to treat you to lunch or dinner at my restaurant so I could get your feedback as well. You can reach me at

I look forward to hearing from you soon!


Francis Shivone said...

Thank you, Taylor, I sent you an email in response. Good luck with your restaurants.

Lester Bergeron said...

I appreciate the honest and fair review. I will keep this in mind when considering Raising Cane's. Thank you! LR Bergeron