Raising Canes versus Chick Fil A

Can Raising Canes compare to Chick Fil A?

Chick-Fil-A as seen from the outside of the building.

Emily Irlbeck, Staff Writer

Chick-Fil-A and Raising Canes Chicken Fingers- how could two of the greatest fast food chicken restaurants possibly be compared?


Considering both locations are considered fast food and have a drive thru, it can be somewhat difficult to compare service. While the drive thru at both places is relatively quick, service inside can be a completely different story. Normally, Chick-Fil-A is busier, meaning it can take a little bit longer to get food inside. Both restaurants offer very quick service, which can be hard to compare considering they are both parts of fast food chains. However, Chick-Fil-A employees have the added “My pleasure.”- the phrase everyone hears at Chick-Fil-A after every interaction. The environment at Chick-Fil-A is extremely welcoming and the family aspect causes people to continue to go back to the restaurant.

Chick-Fil-A is known for being a Christian based restaurant. A small difference between the restaurants is that Chick-Fil-A has remained closed on Sundays since 1946 as a day to rest and worship if they choose. Both restaurants are family friendly and have a very welcoming staff. In recent years, concerns have been expressed very publicly about certain things Chick-Fil-A supports. With the restaurant being rooted by their religious beliefs, it has been shared that the company has donated to anti-LGBTQ+ groups. With these facts being very public, it has caused certain people to feel unwelcome or uncomfortable going to Chick-Fil-A. Actions and morals of restaurants can play a large role when it comes to choosing where to eat.


Both places have decently priced options, but with the difference in menu sizes it can be difficult to fully grasp the difference in pricing.


It is no secret that Chick-Fil-A has more options on their menu. Since Raising Canes was created as a restaurant specializing in Chicken Fingers, their menu is significantly smaller than Chick-Fil-A’s. Chick-Fil-A options go beyond just chicken products, while Raising Canes offers strictly chicken products. While the menu size and food options may not be a big deal to some, for others it’s the most important part. “I choose Chick-Fil-A over Raising Canes because it has more of a menu variety,” Ashlynn Riley ’22 said. “It also has quicker service and they’re always very respectful.”


Overall, Chick-Fil-A cannot be beat. A wider variety of options on the menu, the fast service, good pricing, and welcoming nature are exactly what make Chick-Fil-A the place to go.