Get a taste of Louisiana with Raising Cane’s, the home of the best chicken fingers you have ever tasted. They may have a small menu, but this Baton Rouge brand is big on taste, with a Signature Sauce that customers drive from miles around to get their hands on.
On this page we’ll take a look at the Raising Cane’s full menu, secret menu, nutrition info and more. This is everything you wanted to know about one of the south’s fastest rising chicken franchises.
Founding Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Raising Cane’s History
Raising Cane’s was founded in Baton Rouge back in 1996. One of the two founders was actually enrolled at a Business Plan writing course at the time. Along with his partner, he drafted the plan for the Raising Cane’s restaurant, receiving a B- for his troubles. The plan was rejected by many potential investors, but the two men didn’t lose heart. Instead, they set about doing all they could to raise the money themselves.
The first few years were difficult for the chain. It competed against a similar restaurant that seemed to have the edge over them. But in time, Raising Cane’s gradually performed better and within a few years it was on the up.
In 1999, one of the owners sold his share to the other and continued with his studies. But the brand continued to grow and a decade later this sell-off would prove to be a big mistake.
Raising Cane’s Menu
From KFC to Popeyes and Nando’s, many chains have a signature sauce, a recipe or a way of cooking that they hold dear. This is what makes the restaurant. So, to the people in charge, it’s gold dust. At Raising Cane’s the thing they hold dear is their Signature Sauce recipe. This is what ensures the customers keep lining up outside their doors and it’s what has helped this brand to grow into a fast-food force over the years.
This sauce is served with most of their menu items. It is said that only the managers at the restaurants know how this sauce is made, and they are forced to commit their secrecy to paper and then sign on the dotted-line. There are other sauces available as well, but this is the one that everyone raves about.
The Raising Cane’s menu is all about their famous Chicken Fingers. These southern fried delights are not unlike the Southern Fried Chicken you will find at similar chains, but Raising Cane’s have added their own touch to them.
Overall, the Raising Cane’s menu is very small. In fact, it may be the smallest menu of any of the restaurants we have on this site. There are just four main Combos, as well as a kid’s menu.
Raising Cane’s Secret Menu
With such a small menu, it’s no surprise that the Raising Cane’s secret menu is also very small. There isn’t much to this at all, but we still have enough to cobble a page together and to help make your dining experience a little more interesting. You can find a small selection of tricks and menu hacks that should help to enrich your experience of this chain.
The Raising Cane’s secret menu is reminiscent of the Popeyes secret menu, which is to be expected. It is considerably smaller than the KFC secret menu though.
Raising Cane’s Nutrition and Calories
There aren’t many options for gluten-free diets, for vegans or for vegetarians on the Raising Cane’s menu. In fact, there aren’t many options for meat eaters either. Raising Cane’s have kept things very simple. As mentioned above, there are only 4 main items on the Raising Cane’s menu, so don’t expect any special diets to be catered for.
Don’t expect this food to be healthy either. It’s fried chicken served with a sweet, smokey sauce. It is everything that you know you shouldn’t eat, but you know you can’t resist. It’s probably not the sort of thing you want to be eating every day (although, we won’t judge if you do) but something that won’t do you any harm if eaten in moderation.
To learn more about the calorie content of their food, be sure to check with our Raising Cane’s Nutrition Info page. This is updated regularly and contains information on calories, fat, sugar and everything else you need to know.
Raising Cane’s Menu Prices
Raising Cane’s menu prices are on the low side. This is not expensive food and you can generally get a feast of chicken fingers and their Signature Sauce for less than $10. You can find these prices on our Raising Cane’s Full Menu page. This is just a small table, as the menu is very small, but we’ll still update it as often as we can.
Raising Cane’s Locations
Raising Cane’s is growing all of the time. It’s not growing as quickly as franchises like Five Guys and Jimmy John’s, but it is still making an impact on the fast food industry. In 2008 they had just 50 locations. However, in 2015, just 7 years later, this number had ballooned to 250, and by 2016 they were closing in on 300.
These franchises are performing very well and this brand seems to have a very bright future ahead of it. Whether it will ever contend with the likes of KFC and Popeyes is another matter, but it will certainly try.
Raising Cane’s Store Hours
From Sunday through to Thursday, Raising Cane’s opens at 10:00am and closes at 11:00pm. These times are extended on Fridays and Saturdays, and it stays open until as late as 1:00am. These times may differ depending on locations, but they generally apply to the majority of restaurants.