When the Mashed Bros had their first bite of the Raising Cane’s fried chicken sandwich, the first word out of their mouths was, “Whoa!” It immediately stood apart from the other sandwiches that Brian and Scott Wilson sampled, due to its crispy, plump, juicy chicken and secret sauce.
Raising Cane’s was the recipient of the first-ever MashelinAward primarily because of its outstanding chicken. Brian pointed to the “threads” and “fibers” that you can see inside a piece of real, quality chicken – this is what makes Raising Cane’s chicken so delicious, after all. “There’s a boat-load of nasty chicken out there masquerading as a quality sandwich,” he said. “The fibers and ‘thread count’ or whatever is just an easy way to recognize if you’re eating school meat baloney-chicken or actual chicken.”
While Raising Cane’s was the clear winner in their chicken sandwich taste test, the Bros agreed that CityBird and Church’s Texas Chicken weren’t far behind. Scott noted, “I wish there was an award for like ‘the best except we liked someone a little more.'”