Raising Cane’s (Irving, TX)

Raising Cane’s has a very simple menu. If you like chicken tenders and fries, you will have a good time. If you don’t like chicken tenders and fries, then you’re not likely to find something you like (unless you want to make a meal of coleslaw and Texas toast).

Of course, if you don’t like chicken tenders and fries, it’s time for some soul-searching to figure out where you went wrong in life.

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The chicken there the first time I went was amazing – both it and the crinkle-cut fries were fresh. It was one of the best baskets of chicken and fries I’ve ever had. The second time we went they weren’t as fresh and they were just average. So I’d either request freshly-fried chicken or just be aware that your experience may be wildly different based on when you go.

The Elf tie-in was cool – the kids’ meal came with a Candy Land-esque board game that I’ve played a few times with my daughter. It’s simple, fun, and something you can play with multiple times.

When Raising Cane’s is on, it’s a delicious experience. When it’s not, it’s still adequate for fast food and appropriately priced. I’d recommend it and hope for the best.