Raising Cane’s, which opened its first Cedar Valley location in Cedar Falls back in the spring of 2019, has been named the champion of chicken tenders.

The fast food chain known for keeping things simple, only offering a few menu items including chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries, Texas toast and special Cane’s sauce, has been given the award for'Best Chicken Tenders.

The honor comes courtesy of Thrillist, which ranked the best chicken tenders at various fast food eateries across the USA.

But how did Raising Cane’s climb to the top? According to Thrillist,

Each bite is impossibly tender, dripping clear, non-grease juices immediately after you crunch through the breading. The chicken here is king.

Their infamous Cane’s Sauce, was also honored by Thrillist as the third-best dipping sauce overall, behind Chick-fil-A's sauce and Culver's Wisconsin cheddar cheese sauce.

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Which other restaurants made the top chicken tenders list? Here are the top five:

  1. Raising Cane’s
  2. Popeyes
  3. Culver’s
  4. Chick-fil-A
  5. Long John Silver’s

(Via Thrillist)