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Looking for southern style chicken fingers (the kind they serve with Texas toast and special sauce)

chow_main Apr 7, 2009 02:20 AM

In the South, there are a few fast food chains that serve chicken fingers that are *really* good. I'm not sure how to best describe the chicken fingers but this style is served with Texas toast and special sauce.

The 2 major chains that I'm aware of are Raising Canes (www.raisingcanes.com) and Guthries (www.guthrieschicken.com). There was also a place called Bailey's Chicken Fingers a few years ago but I'm not sure if they're still around.

I haven't seen any of these chains in L.A. Does anyone know if a franchise of any of these or similar restaurants exists in L.A.?

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    chow_main RE: chow_main Apr 7, 2009 09:53 PM

    Uh oh - based on the lack of response, I'm guessing that a comparable restaurant doesn't exist out here :(

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      Wonginator RE: chow_main Apr 8, 2009 12:31 PM

      I tried Raising Canes for the first time in Vegas last month. It seems like they're working their way west, as other chains like Jersey Mike's and Chick Fil-A have done.

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      schrutefarms RE: chow_main Apr 8, 2009 12:15 PM

      Just looked at the Raising Cane website-man, if that was here, I'd be on my way to pick it up right now!! Unfortunitely, there are things that exist in the south that we just don't do in California. Sweet tea, texas toast, sides of cinnamen apples, Mrs. Winners chicken buiscuts, Waffle House (smothered and covered please), Cracker Barrel. And Raising Cane, apparently. But I do like the chicken fingers at both Gelsons and Carls Jr (but I can't eat them unless I dip them first in honey mustard, then in BBQ sauce).

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        jillso RE: schrutefarms Apr 8, 2009 12:46 PM

        The "Rocky Farm" natural chicken fingers, a frozen food item that you have to heat up in your oven or toaster oven, are really REALLY good. I found them at Gelson's. I dip mine in real maple syrup that has been flavored with a dab of spicy bbq sauce, and my kids like their's dipped in gravy.

      2. DiveFan RE: chow_main Apr 8, 2009 02:43 PM

        Please don't hit me with a virtual baseball bat, but are Chick-fil-A Chick-N-Strips in the same family?
        I don't remember any Texas toast served there, you have to make your own :-).

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          bentobay RE: chow_main Apr 9, 2009 11:07 AM

          There's a chicken place at the Westside Pavilion food court called Chicken Now. They have chicken fingers that they serve with something called "Grandma's Sauce." The chicken is pretty tasty but the Texas toast is just soggy, greasy white bread.

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