Raising Cane’s has come to Oahu, and is “raising the bar” of fast food. On December 11, the Louisiana-based fast food chain opened the first of its 11 locations in Hawaii planned for the next five years. Located on King St, across from Shaka Shaka and Pieology, Raising Cane’s sits under the newly built University of Hawaii dorms. Since their opening day, lines have been out the door.
Raising Cane’s focuses on perfecting just one thing: chicken fingers. Coming in a variety of combinations --In Box combos, Finger combos, Caniac combos and more -- the chicken fingers comes with Raising Cane’s unique dipping sauce called Cane’s Sauce. Crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw, and Texas Toast and drink cups of various sizes are also included. Raising Cane’s sweet tea and lemonade is also must try. While the tea is very sweet, add some water and you can adjust it to your liking.
The crispy chicken fingers are good with either ketchup or the Cane’s sauce, which tastes like a Thousand Island spin off. The crinkle fries are also thin and crispy while the Texas Toast is tender, soft, and buttery;it’s well worth the extra carbs. Even though the box combo is 1300 calories and is very oily, it is still worth it.
Raising Cane’s tasty combinations are great for an after school snack and is, thankfully, within walking distance of ‘Iolani. Even though lines tend to go out the door during their busiest hours, they move fast and you can have box of delicious goodness in your hands within five minutes. After you finish your meal you can always walk across the street for some Shaka Shaka or ice cream at Cream and Rolls. With its amazing chicken fingers, Raising Cane's has become the fastest growing fast food chain in America and will probably be the next McDonalds in just a matter of time. Soon, there will be a restaurant all over the world, bringing delicious food to our homes.