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Old 03-12-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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Those places just opened locations near me. I have been going to both and I enjoy them. Which of these chicken joints is the best?
I've never had Chik-Fil-A as the only location here in LV is near the Strip and opened fairly recently. For the life of me I can't figure out the hype around Raising Cane's. I don't have anything against their chicken strips and would certainly go for it if I'm in the mood and near a Cane's, but the fanatical following puzzles me. The only thing that truly stands out is their sauce.

As with many products, I think they did a good job of starting the hype train, and since the chicken certainly isn't bad, I think people were inclined to jump on that train.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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I recently tried a Raising Canes and I am completely stumped as to its popularity. While the quality of the chicken was good, the breading literally had no seasoning, and the "special sauce" was nothing better than glorified thousand island dressing. On top of that the cost was high. I have no idea how they compete with Chick Fil A.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:17 AM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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I love Chick Fil A, but don't eat fast food often. They are always the cleanest and the employees always seem so happy there, not to mention their chicken sandwich is always good. I add mayo. I always get the same thing, just their basic chicken sandwich. Fries are okay.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I recently tried a Raising Canes and I am completely stumped as to its popularity. While the quality of the chicken was good, the breading literally had no seasoning, and the "special sauce" was nothing better than glorified thousand island dressing. On top of that the cost was high. I have no idea how they compete with Chick Fil A.
Well said and I agree completely. I'm not sure if it's still true, but Chick-Fil-A was the most popular fast food chain several years in a row. I finally discovered they start their employees off at $12/hour here in Texas. That's very good wages, especially for a fast food job. No wonder the employees have a good attitude. My niece bought her first car from the money she earned working at Chick-Fil-A.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Don't frequent either of these places very often, but I did happen to stop at my closest Chick-Fil-A last week and discovered they have added macaroni and cheese to their menu, and it was pretty darn good. Not sure if all the restaurants have it or not.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:14 AM
 
Location: flyover country
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I've only ever been to Cane's once, in Columbus, Ohio when they first came to the area. The sauce seems to be the big deal there, so I guess they don't see the need to season the chicken itself much.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:59 AM
 
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I would choose Chic-fil-a nuggets over Cane's tenders. Having said that, Cane's has a great business model. Tenders, Fries, slaw, sauce and that's it. Your only choice is how many of each do you want. To me, this gets back to the roots of fast food. Too many fast food places nowadays try to please everybody which causes them to not be good at any one thing and only mediocre at everything. McDonald's selling salads is just moronic. If their sole focus is on Chicken Tenders, they can perfect their recipe and still keep costs extremely low. The same goes for Chic-fil-a. Focus on chicken stuff and nothing more.
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:07 AM
 
Location: East Cobb, GA
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Hands down I prefer Chick-fil-a, but Raising Cane is quite good as well. Both of my local restaurants have polite workers and are clean. Chick-fil-a workers really do seem to go above and beyond.

My children enjoyed playing in the play area when they were a little younger, so if you have children, that may be a pro.

Because Chick-Fil-a has a play area and in general attracts a family clientele, it can get pretty loud. If I were eating by myself or with a friend, I might prefer Raising Cane.
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:11 PM
 
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I've never had Chik-Fil-A as the only location here in LV is near the Strip and opened fairly recently. For the life of me I can't figure out the hype around Raising Cane's. I don't have anything against their chicken strips and would certainly go for it if I'm in the mood and near a Cane's, but the fanatical following puzzles me. The only thing that truly stands out is their sauce.

As with many products, I think they did a good job of starting the hype train, and since the chicken certainly isn't bad, I think people were inclined to jump on that train.
I actaully drove to that CLA location. Been to Atlanta a dozen time and never tried it there. Too many good restaurants in Atlanta.

Don't like either. Fail to see what the big deal is on either.

If you are in Vegas go to 'Those Guys" for chicken strips. Actualy huge piece of the breast with very little breading. They were on Diner, Drive ins and Dives, food network.
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:37 PM
 
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My take:

Went to Zaxby's in the South and I have to say that I have never been served a salad with so much brown lettuce. When shown to the manager, I got the "what's wrong with that" look. It has kept me from going back.

CFA has great food but the cost is prohibitive. For the cost of a small sandwich, fries, and a drink at CFA, I can go to El Pollo Loco, get a large taco salad with roasted chicken, a beverage and save $3. Good food, good politics, but too expensive.

Raisin Canes has very good food and we head there every once in a while. I have to disclose that I have not had to actually pay as I have won a good number of meals at RC while attending various NCAA tournaments.
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