Getting Chicky With It

Popular Chicken Chains Are Put To The Test


Raising Cane’s, The Best Fast Food Chicken in America 

8771 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, Mo. 64154/100 MO-291, Liberty, Mo. 64068

Written By Jack Warner

When it comes to the chicken sector of fast food, there are several options–but only one prevails. The best fast-food chicken is Raising Cane’s. Whether we are talking about the actual chicken, the sauce, tea, bread or the service, Cane’s is on top. Other competitors, Chick-fil-A, Slim Chicken’s, and any other chicken restaurant, do not come close to competing to Cane’s.

 Miraculously, Cane’s has mastered chicken fingers. There is a fine line in the chicken finger business when it comes to moisture and flakiness and Cane’s has somehow created chicken fingers that have a crispy outside, but a moist, easy-to-pull-apart, inside. When it is eaten, the freshness and the love put into the recipe can be tasted. This is something that competitors often fail to execute. Chick-fil-A’s and Slim Chicken’s recipes result in a texture of lesser quality when compared to Cane’s.

    Which, for the actual “Caniacs” out there (Cane’s devoted fans) they know all about Cane’s slogan: “One Love.” Besides the chicken itself, Raising Cane’s restaurants always have a very warm and welcoming vibe. The employees always greet customers with a smile and the managers go out and talk to people while they eat. It truly makes for an enjoyable experience whether someone is going for the first time, or they are a regular customer. Chick-fil-A is often too crowded and loud to enjoy a meal inside.

    Finally, arguably two of Cane’s most signature features, is their sauce and bread. This “secret sauce” is perfect for the chicken as well as the fries, and the toast is an amazing combination with the chicken tenders. The Texas Toast is soft and warm, but not soggy, making it ideal for consumption. The bread from Slim Chicken’s looks like it could’ve been made in any household toaster. It resembles crispy wonder bread.

    When going to Raising Cane’s, you can expect the best service, chicken and overall experience possible. Raising Cane’s has worked hard to create a positive and strong image and to get its chain to the top, and it deserves all of the attention it gets.

Slim Chickens, Fat Flavor

126 Stewart Rd, Liberty, MO 64068

Written By Kayla Pospisil

Some people prefer Raising Canes, and others prefer Chick Fil A, but those with a real taste for quality chicken know that Slim Chickens is clearly the leading choice when choosing a restaurant that serves the absolute finest meals.To start, the size of the chicken tenders is absolutely perfect, making it an effortless experience to enjoy. There’s the perfect amount of chicken on each piece, not too little, but not too much. Sometimes, chicken strips at Chick Fil A are chewy and hard to take apart, but the chicken served at Slim Chickens falls right apart.

The quality of the chicken was most impressive. It always has just the right texture, with no slime or grease like at nearby restaurant, Raising Cane’s. The overwhelming grease at Cane’s is enough to make you feel sick after eating it. The perfect, golden breading on each of the tenders at Slim Chickens has just the right amount of crunch and doesn’t fall off when a bite is taken.

There are many meal sizes available to order, ranging from three to seven tenders. With the medium size, the “Classic Plate,” four tenders are served with two pieces of toast, a side, a drink and choices of dipping sauces.

The fries served at Slim Chickens are what truly makes the experience. French fries at some restaurants seem to be soggy or burnt, but never at Slim Chickens. The perfect number of fries are served, steaming hot, with just the perfect taste, simply delicious. They’re cooked enough, but not overly cooked. For sides, the fries are highly recommended, but they do offer mac and cheese, coleslaw and more. The signature sauce, called “Slim’s Sauce,” is a unique, flavorful sauce that goes along perfect with the chicken. It’s a little bit tangy and has a little bit of a kick to it.

The overall atmosphere of Slim Chickens adds to the experience, making it a great place to eat. Order at the front after walking in, and the service is usually quick. They bring the warm food right out to the table, straight from the kitchen. There was plenty of room to dine inside, both tables and booths, and plenty of spaces to sit at and eat. The perfect tenders and delicious fries put together for a good price makes Slim Chickens a great place that serves incredible chicken.  

Chick-Fil-A, The Chicken That Gives Back

6501 Northwest Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64154/110 Conistor Street, Liberty, Mo 64068

Written By Makanani

Chick-Fil-A is a popular restaurant, widely known for amazing food and service, and they deserve it. Remarkably, the breading is perfectly golden brown and a harmonious blend of soft and crunchy. The waffle fries are a fan favorite, rightfully so. Chick-Fil-A has perfected the fry-to-salt ratio, and it’s to die for, with or without dipping sauce. The chicken with their Polynesian Sauce makes for the perfect combo of sweet and savory and is equally amazing with the waffle fries.

Chick-Fil-A is known for being a Christian corporation and makes it a point to close every Sunday, despite the money they’re losing out on. Instrumental Christian music plays through the restaurant and in the bathrooms. The chain has a reputation of “overly” nice employees and incredibly fast service. Chick-Fil-A also donates food to local communities and has different volunteer and scholarship opportunities. According to their website, almost 46,700 Chick-fil-A members have received $61 million in scholarships since 1973.

Chick-Fil-A has healthy and unhealthy options alike, all equally tasty. Their “unhealthy” options are still relatively nutritious. Chick-Fil-A promises daily handmade, cage free food and no fillers or artificial preservatives in their chicken. Walking into their fast food joint feels like a sit-down restaurant. Food is brought to the table, and the trash is taken away. Even their mascot is perfect: a cow, for a chicken place. One would have to be nuts to not see Chick-Fil-A’s superiority in every category. The company is very honorable and overall unmatched. 10/10 recommend. Chick-Fil-A rules.