Raise those chicken fingers and point them towards Cane’s
secret sauce for an off-campus treat.
Jamie Guilbeau, Laura Rankin
and Jessica Wawrzyniak, all dedicated Raising Cane’s
fans, camped outside of the new location in Ruston on 659 North Service Road E.
to await its opening Oct. 13.
“We are hardcore Raising Cane’s fans,” Guilbeau, a senior elementary education major, said. “We
spent the night in this tent all for Raising Cane’s.”
Guilbeau said she has loved
Raising Cane’s since it opened in her hometown of Lafayette.
“It was amazing,” Guilbeau
said. “A good restaurant deserves to be appreciated.”
The three fans said they were awakened early in the
“At 5:30 in the morning, water shot through the tent, and
we thought it was raining,” Guilbeau said. “The
manager forgot to tell us about the sprinklers. Then the construction workers
woke us up while they were working on the sidewalk.”
Guilbeau said the chicken is
worth all of the commotion involved in waiting for Cane’s because she believes
it is the best in the world.
“Cane’s chicken and sauce is what ketchup is to French
fries,” Guilbeau said. “It’s the sauce. The sauce has
an extra kick just like Emeril [Lagasse]’s
The three fans said they have met some nice people from
“Cane’s manager, district manager and all of their
employees are really nice,” Rankin, an intern at the Wesley Foundation, said.
“Before we decided to camp out, we asked the manager if we could so we wouldn’t
get in trouble.”
The fans said they love the new Cane’s location in
“[Wawrzyniak and I] work at
Beehive, so we are all about supporting Ruston businesses,” Guilbeau
said. “I just can’t wait to hear that employee call my name and hand me my
Wawrzyniak, a senior family and
child studies major, agreed with Guilbeau about
finally tasting Cane’s that night.
“I will be there with a big plate of chicken fingers and
extra sauce,” Wawrzyniak said.
Kyle McFarlain, the general
manager of Raising Cane’s, said he is happy to have dedicated fans in the
“I think it is awesome that they are camping out. We had
the same thing happen when we first opened in Hammond,” McFarlain
said. “It is just proof of how welcoming Ruston is to us.”
McFarlain said the Ruston
location is his 33rd Raising Cane’s in and around the area of Louisiana.
“Ruston is an up-and-coming city with a lot of history,” McFarlain said. “We are happy to be in Ruston because
everyone seems to be embracing our grand opening.”