I was in Lexington, Ky., this week and tried both Raising Cane’s and Zaxby’s for the first time. I pretty much enjoy all food and am rarely critical, and I liked both places.
I agree with BelleReve that the Cane’s sauce reminded me of glorified 1,000 Island. Zaxby’s too for that matter. I’m not sure what the big deal is.
I liked the chicken both places, I loved the sweet tea both places (that’s hard to get in southern Ohio although it’s getting better), and the fries were very good at Cane’s, not as good at Zaxby’s.
At Cane’s, I told the cashier I hadn’t been there before and he threw out there that I could sub the toast for cole slaw, and I’m glad I did. Cane’s had great Texas Toast. Definitely better than Zaxby’s.
There are definitely good things about both places, although I think if Popeye’s moved down I-75 or Bojangle’s moved north it would make like rough on those two chains. Even people in central Kentucky think KFC is bad.