Founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1996, Raising Cane’s is an American fast-food restaurant chain that has a limited menu of chicken fingers. However, Cane’s is not just another fast food restaurant. It is a phenomenon and the restaurant was named for the founder’s yellow Labrador Retriever.
The company opened its 600th location on January 11, 2022 in Corona, California and plans to open 100 new locations in ten new markets this year. Currently the company operates stand-alone locations in approximately 25 states as well as a large number of food trucks.
The first of several locations in the Coachella Valley opened for business in Palm Springs with great fanfare and long lines at 8:30am on January 13, 2022. People began camping out at the new location, near the corner of San Luis Rey and Ramon, across the parking lot of Walmart, as early as 7:00pm on January 12th.
The Palm Springs High School cheerleaders were on hand to welcome diners. The first 100 patrons received free Cane’s t-shirts, there was a drawing for a free Cane’s meal once a week for a year, and a ribbon cutting by the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce took place at about 9:00am.
In addition to in-store dining, there are a number of outdoor tables as well as a double drive through for pick up service.
The food at Cane’s is delicious and menu is simple. Meals consist of tender and juicy chicken fingers, marinated for 24 hours, and made from fresh never frozen chicken breasts. The chicken fingers are deep-fried in a trans fat free blend of soybean and canola oil, and served with secret sauce, crinkle-cut fries, and soft Texas toast. Cole slaw is an option instead of fries and in addition to five basket combos, Cane’s offers its chicken on a Kaiser roll.
There is no denying that the food at Cane’s is delicious and
the service is friendly and fast. The only negative about the food is the very high levels of sodium, cholesterol, and calories. However, the nutritional value of the food and the polite employees doesn’t seem to bother the large number of loyal fans of Cane’s chicken fingers.