Raising Cane's Sucks
Wow, does this place suck.
You'd think an entire restaurant devoted to serving one thing could do that thing better than, oh, say, your average frozen sysco bag.
Raising Cane's does cook to order, which is nice, but their chicken fingers are not only nothing special, they are actually below average. Greasy, not particular crispy or crunchy...actually a bit soggy. The "special sauce" which is the only dipping option is not very good. The fries are purely standard. I will say that the breading on the chicken has a decent flavor=sort of chick-fil-a-ish, but if the chicken isn't fried well, it doesn't really matter. They also have the little ice-balls for the soda that Sonic has, which I know people like.
I suppose it's better than the empty storefront on Comm. Ave that used to be there.
I tried it right before Christmas. It didn't suck, but I'm not sure it's going to make it with such a limited menu. I thought the chicken was ok but nothing really special. I did like the dipping sauce and the fries were standard crinkle cut. It was good in a pinch. My complaint was AFTER ordering and paying for my box, I was told they were out of coleslaw. Would have liked to know that before paying and I would have ordered the combo without slaw. They offered me double bread, fries or dipping sauce to replace the slaw. Didn't need double carbs so I took the sauce, which I didn't use.
I'm from their home region of the Midwest, and they're all the rage -- and it's baffling. These are popping up everywhere and yes, they serve exactly one thing. And they're not even that good.
My theory is that they're the perfect party-food place. Much easier than getting pizza ("oh, Sam hates mushrooms, Phil's a vegan, Joe's vegetarian...") or a party platter, since there's exactly one thing to choose from. All you need to decide is quantity, and you're outta there, and everyone agrees their chicken fingers are mediocre-to-decent, so you're not going to upset anyone.