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Written by Alex Anderson, Writer
A new Raising Cane’s restaurant is opening up in Sherman, and the caniacs–Cane’s fan base–who miss the buttery Texas toast and special sauce seem to have forgotten about a more popular fast-food chain: Chick-fil-A.
Don’t believe me? In its annual franchise disclosure document, Chick-fil-A reported $4.3 billion in revenue in 2020 despite having closed more than 2,000 of its dining rooms, as customers opted for drive-thru orders during the pandemic. In contrast, Cane’s recorded $1.8 billion in revenue during the same year, which is impressive but still way short of what its competitor achieved.
To say the least, Chick-fil-A is pretty popular, and a new Raising Cane’s won’t replace it.
First, the Atlanta-based chain ‘s menu has much more diversity. Yes, CFA is closed on Sunday, but the six days it’s open offers not just lunch and dinner but also breakfast. From the delicious Chick-n-Minis to the various kinds of biscuits and more, CFA’s breakfast options give the restaurant the advantage over the Louisiana-based chain, which lacks a menu for every day’s most important meal.
Chick-fil-A’s menu is diverse for other reasons outside of breakfast. Whether you’re in the mood for grilled nuggets–Cane’s doesn’t offer a healthier chicken alternative other than its fried chicken–a spicy chicken sandwich, a frosted lemonade, mac & cheese, soup, salad, or the classic waffle fries, you have choices! Even my dad, who has a severe peanut allergy and therefore can’t eat the regular chicken, can always find something to eat here.
Let’s also not forget about the Chick-fil-A sauce. I will admit that I have never tried it. For me, the chicken tastes so good on its own that it doesn’t need any condiments. However, I asked my friends, and here’s what they said about CFA’s different sauces:
“They’re to die for!”
My roommates even keep a container of CFA’s famous sauce in our fridge.
When Raising Cane’s opens in Sherman, you will probably see take-out bags make their way into the dorms or Pouch Club or onto outdoor tables, just as we see now with Chick-fil-A bags. But if you find yourself sitting in Cane’s and craving Chick-fil-A, remember that the chain is only a three-minute walk away.
Come on over, and “eat mor chikin!”