I Hate Both, But Which Is Better: McDonald’s or Raising Canes?

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by Ania Swift

Today, there are a variety of foods that are overrated — but the most overrated by far are Raising Canes and McDonalds.

You’d expect such a popular fast food chain like Canes to have more options on the menu. The menu is very limited with only four real food options, including include chicken tenders, bread, fries, and the Canes sauce. 

Unlike Canes, McDonald’s has a wide variety of items on their menu, and is very known and popular — with special acclaim for their fries. 

You’ve probably heard about the famous Raising Canes sauce. According to Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) seniors Skye Bruner, “Raising Cane’s sauces taste like mayonnaise mixed with ranch. Tenders taste very bland, and the bread is the best thing on the menu.” 

Senior Allan Ayalla is more of a fan of McDonald’s. “The number seven meal, two cheese burgers, medium fries, and medium Sprite is comfort food,” said Ayalla. “They need to bring their Chips Ahoy McFlurries back,” he added. McDonald’s has limited items that come back from time to time. 

Senior Josh Phillip acknowledged that McDonald’s is very unhealthy. He recently ordered a McChicken sandwich. “It came out horrible but the BTS meal was fire,” Phillips said. “Mixing buffalo and ranch is a good combo with the nuggets,” he added.

People I interviewed generally preferred McDonald’s to Raising Canes. When I had asked around, it seemed more people had tried McDonald’s. That could also be because there are only 10 Raising Canes in Illinois, as opposed to 113 McDonald’s

Canes comes pricey for what they offer, and a long line that moves slowly when headed into the drive-through is also a major hang-up. 

McDonald’s, is more unhealthy but cheaper and has a speedier service. Both are very overrated and I don’t like either but if I had to choose I’d eat at McDonald’s. 

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