If there is one thing that Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley is not lacking in, it’s fast food locations. But, while there is no shortage of McDonald’s or Subways – heck, there’s even a Chik fil A on the way and, what do you know, Arby’s is still somehow open. But, the fact there is no Raising Cane’s, well that is a darn shame.
If you haven’t been to a Raising Cane’s, let me take 2 seconds and give you the entire menu. You ready? Okay. Here goes.
- Chicken strips
That’s it. Seriously. That’s the whole menu. Okay, sure they also give you a small thing of coleslaw, but it’s gross and no one eats it, and you can throw those strips on a bun and call it a sandwich – but you won’t find anything else at Raising Cane’s.
As for what to dip that chicken in, well, you have no choice. Every order comes with Cane’s sauce, a tangy and spicy secret recipe that is will make you forget all about sweet and sour or ranch or whatever you were dipping your chicken in before.
And why such a simple menu? Because they make everything really good! The chicken strips are crispy, yet juicy. The fries are crinkle cut – which is the best – and who doesn’t love Texas toast?
According to the chain, the simple menu allows them to produce “an exceptionally high quality product served quickly and conveniently.” Their food is always fresh and never frozen. And did I mention you can wash it all down with their famous sweat tea?
This all leads to some tasty food and packed restaurants. If you’ve been to one, then you know” that drive-thru can be just as packed as an In-N-Out on a Friday night. But, like the burger chain, that wait is worth it.
Currently, the closest Raising Cane’s to the Coachella Valley is in San Bernardino. This is no good. There should be one in the Palm Springs area too.