Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers (Baton Rouge, LA)
3313 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802, T: 225-387-3533
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers is a fried chicken chain that started in Baton Rouge, LA in 1996. Today it has over 50 restaurants in 15 states, mostly in towns with major universities. I went to the one close to the LSU campus.
I ordered The 3 Fingers Box for something like $7 (I forgot the exact price). It includes three chicken fingers, wrinkle fries, a piece of Texas toast, and Cane's special sauce. The chicken fingers were the most tender I ever had. Although the batter was not particularly tasty, the fingers tasted great, particularly with the peppery special sauce. Both the fingers and the fries were very fresh. I have to admit it, I ordered two more fingers (as $0.99 each) and coleslaw ($0.69). This time the fingers weren't as fresh, but still very tasty. The slaw was too mayo-ish.
Raising Cane's is definitely the best chain for fried chicken. If you get it fresh, it is some of the best you ever had. Don't forget to dip it in the special sauce!