Raising Cane’s chicken, a local favorite

Hailey Laubscher, Pony Express TV Broadcaster

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Students have begun a new trend, driving 30 minutes just for a fried chicken meal. Raising Cane’s is a fast-food restaurant that has good quality fried chicken meals, for reasonable prices. Raising Cane’s, or Cane’s, was founded in Louisiana in 1996, and now has sites all over the nation, including a restaurant in Shoreview and also Minneapolis. Stillwater students have become obsessed with the juicy chicken, fries and bread that comes with each meal.

The popularity of Cane’s has prompted students to drive up to 30 minutes, just for a simple meal. However, after trying the food, it is easy to see why. There are only five options on the menu, as well as a large platter of Cane’s chicken tenders for catering events. Because of the simplicity, people are amazed at the quality and speed they get their meal. Raising Cane’s has definitely perfected fried chicken.

People are willing to drive that far because it’s great chicken. It’s also very simple to order, because there’s only 4 things on the menu. There’s no other restaurant like it. My friends and I all agreed it was the best chicken we have ever eaten.”

— Jack Seipl

Raising Cane’s chicken comes from quality chicken and is not as greasy as other types of fried chicken. Cane’s has perfected the batter and recipe, due to the fact that there are only a couple choices in what one can order.

Senior Kristin Nielson said, “It’s the best because it’s not super fried like some other chicken, it’s mostly white meat.”

Students have spread the word about Cane’s over social media and word of mouth. This has created a buzz, and Cane’s is more popular than ever in Stillwater.

Junior Chloe Zurn said, “I first saw something about Cane’s over Snapchat and then I went with a group of people for my first time so they introduced me to it.”

There are multiple places closer to Stillwater to get a good dinner or lunch, however, some students prefer to drive the 30 minutes to Shoreview, or downtown Minneapolis for this unique fried chicken meal.

Sophomore Jack Seipel said, “People are willing to drive that far because it’s great chicken. It’s also very simple to order, because there’s only 4 things on the menu. There’s no other restaurant like it. My friends and I all agreed it was the best chicken we have ever eaten.”

There are three main parts to a Cane’s chicken meal: the Texas Toast bread, crinkle cut fries, and, of course, the fried chicken fingers. Each person has their own favorite aspect of the meal, to find yours you’ll have to check out Raising Cane’s for yourself.

Neilson said, “My favorite part is the Texas Toast, but I also love the chicken. I order their honey mustard sauce which costs extra but tastes so good with the chicken.”

As the popularity of this restaurant grows, more people will learn about what makes Cane’s so special.

Seipel said, “Cane’s will continue to be extremely popular because to me, it’s the greatest piece of chickeny goodness I have ever eaten.”