Cane’s comes to town to challenge Chick-Fil-A


When you think of fast food, you probably think of many places. Now think of fast food chains that specialize with chicken. By now your options should be narrowed down. Most people from Northeast Ohio immediately think of Chick-fil-A or Canes.

The everlasting debate comes down to this: Which is better between the two? The creamy, sweet Cane’s sauce, or the famous chicken sandwich? While interviewing several people in Canfield High School, we got a variety of opinions.

Some favor Chick-fil-A for their nuggets, or something as simple as preferring the pickles that come on the sandwich. Some even favor Cane’s for the Texas toast that comes with the meal, or their famous sweet tea and lemonade that people rave over.

According to Mr. Ruark, a teacher at Canfield High School, Canes is undoubtedly the better option.

Ruark said, “You get more food, the sauce is better, texas toast, amazing. Their ice, they have those ice cubes, the little chunks. When you get a Caniac or a Cane Box, it’s possibly more food than you can eat.”

Since Ruark grew up in Columbus and also attended The Ohio State University, Canes has been more accessible for him than people in Canfield, where the closest Cane’s is in Canton. But even after trying Chick-fil-A, he still prefers Cane’s.

A student at Canfield High School, Abbi Havrilla, differed from Ruark.

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When asked which chain she preferred, her response was, “Chick-fil-A, because it doesn’t make me feel as sick. Whenever I eat Cane’s it’s good, but afterwards I feel sick.”

Although Chick-fil-A cooks with peanut oil, Abbi, who is allergic to peanuts, still makes the near death sacrifice.

Coach Pat Pav was another interviewee who favored Chick-fil-A. His reasoning, however, was for the pickles featured on their chicken sandwich. After all, it’s the little things that matter.

As the opening for the Cane’s in Boardman nears, this question becomes more and more relevant. Chick-fil-A will now face local competition, as there is another chicken joint in town. Don’t be surprised to see Mr. Ruark next time you go to Cane’s.