Aiden Leubke, Staff Writer

As your casual high school student, I am here to declare Chick-fil-A as the best place to get your chicken from.

The majority of all Chick-fil-A stores open at 6:30 am so there is a tendency of students eating Chick-fil-A before school in order to start their day with satisfaction. Chick-fil-A serves breakfast in the mornings and you must not forget about the free biscuit they will be happy to give you every Tuesday morning. On the other hand, Raising Cane’s opens at 10 am so, you won’t see anybody eating their chicken in the morning. The most popular Chick-fil-A restaurant for BSM students is located over in the Shoppes at Knollwood which is about an eight-minute drive from our school. If students are thinking about heading over to Cane’s, the nearest restaurant is located over in Dinkytown on the University of Minnesota’s campus. If students want to head over to Cane’s, they will get caught in the Minneapolis traffic ultimately wasting time, money, and gas while Chick-fil-A is right next door.

When people walk into a Cane’s Restaurant, they will see that they only have five options to choose from. The only options that Cane’s offer on their menu are different portions of chicken fingers, and a chicken sandwich. Many will notice that the restaurants are packed with people and a stressful environment with everybody trying to order their food. Eating your chicken there might not be the most enjoyable experience. If there is one thing Chick-fil-A is known for other than their outstanding chicken is there unbelievably nice staff. There is nothing better than hearing “my pleasure” after you say thank you. The Chick-fil-A Restaurants are normally calm inside and provide a friendly environment.

Both restaurants are also known for their outstanding sauce. When you receive food at Chick-fil-A, they give you lots of packets of their amazing Chick-fil-A Sauce (and don’t forget, you can ask for more!) But when you eat at Cane’s, they only give you one 3oz cup of their sauce. One thing Cane’s does that Chick-fil-A doesn’t do is charge you more for extra sauce, which adds an extra $0.29 to your total. However, at Chick-fil-A employees can provide customers with four additional packets of sauce for free.

Now, there will be times where you will be in a rush. Although both restaurants have drive-throughs, this is where Chick-fil-A stands out compared to Cane’s. If you are looking for an overall better experience, Chick-fil-A is the place you want to drive to. There are dedicated employees waiting outside to take your orders at most of the stores in the United States. This means that the robot-sounding employee at Cane’s will never live up to the expectations of the dedicated workforce at Chick-fil-A.

In the end, Chick-fil-A reigns over any other competition. There are restaurants in 39/50 states in the U.S. while Cane’s only has restaurants in 23/50 states. Cane’s has around 400 locations comparing to Chick-fil-A’s over 2,200 locations. This ultimately means that at any time, you will find yourself heading into a Chick-fil-A restaurant because it’s more convenient and because of their outstanding chicken.