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The Chicken War- Raising Cane’s vs Chick-Fil-A


Just imagine sinking your teeth into a crisp, succulent, mouth-watering piece of chicken. The tangy sauce compliments your carnivore desire for the juicy white meat that is warm on your pallet. Chicken brings two different places to mind: Chick-Fil-A and Raising Cane’s.

Chick-Fil-a is a hot spot location for many chicken lovers living in Phoenix. Yet at the same time, another major grub-hub for those in town is Raising Cane’s. Near 35th Avenue and Peoria, both restaurants lie less than half a mile from each other. This makes for a very competitive atmosphere between the two companies

The real question is: what do the students of Greenway think?

Senior Nancy Nguyen said Chick-Fil-A is the way to go. She says the food is more healthy in her opinion and “has a thin crunchy layer on the outside but tender and juicy on the inside.”

She goes on to explain her reasoning of why it’s healthy and added, “It’s not deep-fried like Cane’s and doesn’t have as much breading.” Clearly for some people the actual nutrition of the food has a an impact on whether or not they make that establishment their place of business.

Senior Brianna Pinell said she thought Canes is a better chicken place. She said she liked both, but “the atmosphere of Canes is what puts it above Chick-Fil-A. If you’re at Chick-Fil-A, I feel like we have to be quiet and watch what we say.”

Many people can relate to what Brianna says about being quiet and modest because Chick-Fil-A is a Christian-faith based company and for those who don’t identify with this, it can make them uncomfortable because they don’t want to say something that would get them kicked out.

I also interviewed Junior Jayde Littlejohn, who believes that Chick-Fil-A is better than Canes simply because “it’s easier to get through and friendly people work there”.

Another Chick-Fil-A supporter is senior Josiah Winans who said, “Chick-Fil-A and Cane’s are both good, but Chick-Fil-A is slightly cheaper which is important to me”

Gabby Garcia’s opinion was different among the rest. She said she loves Canes because “It’s such a friendly environment and has so much space that you don’t feel like you’re in other people’s conversations.” She also went on to say how much she loves the way they treat costumers with “kindness and a smile.”

Whether you personally like Chick-Fil-A or Raising┬áCane’s, it’s clear to see each has a big group loyal supporters. Both chicken chains are popular amongst families and the younger crowd. From what I have heard talking to some of our Greenway Demons, it’s split even. It truly depends on your own personal taste and preferences. It is clear to see that both food chains are quite successful and it would be no surprise if they continued to do so for many more years. If you insist that Kentucky Fried Chicken or Church’s Chicken should be in the conversation then you are too old and truly don’t understand the art of eating chicken.