Zach Zeman, Staff Writer

If you want to eat chicken in the Twin Cities, there are many good fast food chains you can go to. Although somewhere like Chick-fil-a is a great option, I don’t think there is any better place to go for chicken than Raising Cane’s.

Although there are many pros to eating at Cane’s, there are some cons as well. One of the biggest cons of Cane’s is the unfortunate locations throughout the Twin Cities area. Most restaurants are located on the outskirts of the metro, and the closest locations to BSM are the two restaurants on the University of Minnesota Campus. However, it only takes about 15 minutes to the Cane’s in Dinkytown from BSM with good traffic, and the drive is well worth it for some of the best chicken fingers in the state.

Cane’s doesn’t have a very diverse menu, but I’d choose quality over quantity any day. The Box Combo, which comes with four chicken tenders and two sides, is a must-have. The chicken is never dry and always tastes great. Cane’s sauce is delicious and makes the chicken taste even better. A four-tender meal from Cane’s is slightly less than a four-tender meal from Chick-fil-a. Even if you want to order an extra sauce at Cane’s, it’s still cheaper than Chick-fil-a, making up for some of the gas money lost from the drive.

Cane’s doesn’t have a very diverse menu, but I’d choose quality over quantity any day.

— Zach Zeman

One thing that separates Cane’s from competing restaurants is the sides they offer. Nowhere else can you get a combination of coleslaw and Texas toast. The Texas toast is so good that I usually order another piece, despite the extra cost. Canes also offers lemonade and amazing sweet tea, both great options to drink with your meal.

Overall, Cane’s has more to offer, which is why I believe it is superior to competing restaurants. The food is great, but the sides like the Texas toast and fries are what makes the restaurant better. Plus, going to Cane’s gives you an excuse to visit the University of Minnesota campus.