Raising Cane's, the chain from Louisiana known for its consistently good chicken fingers and crinkle-cut fries, opened to long lines and screaming fans at the corner of University Avenue and King Street. The hype for this opening was strong when it was announced earlier this year and it is only the beginning as the chain plans rapid expansion with 10 more locations for the state in coming years. The first is ideal for the nearby college crowd since prices are fair and the portions generous (most meals are under $10)
When Kelli Shiroma and I heard about the opening, we knew we had to be there to capture the excitement and have our first taste of the supposedly juicy fried chicken tenders and buttery-soft Texas toast. But after waiting for over an hour in the opening day line, did Raising Cane's chicken fingers live up to our expectations or do they cluck up? Watch the video to find out.
Items we purchased:
The Box Combo - $9.99
Four chicken tenders, crinkle fries, Texas toast, cole slaw and a medium drink
The Sandwich Combo - $8.71
Three chicken tenders, crinkle fries and a medium drink
The Caniac Combo - $14.99
Six chicken tenders, crinkle fries, Texas toast, cole slaw and a large drink
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
2615 S. King St #102
Parking in the structure, entrance located on Kahuna Ln
Sunday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.