Updated January 2023! Raising Cane’s started in Louisiana, but has since expanded into hundreds of locations across the United States. Their menu is small, with their classic Chicken Fingers taking center stage. And unfortunately, there are very few dairy-free options aside from basic beverages. But Raising Cane’s does have a couple sides and one “secret menu” option that has made many dairy-free and gluten-free customers happy.
Naked Chicken Fingers photo from www.instagram.com/annies_keto
Raising Cane’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Allergen Notes
Vegan Options: This is not a haven for vegans! Stick with the fries and ketchup packets at Raising Cane’s if you don’t have any other restaurant choices.
- Naked Chicken Fingers (secret menu)
- Naked Chicken Sandwich (secret menu) (ask on other allergens in store)
Heads Up! On request, at most locations, the staff will make unbreaded chicken fingers. The “naked” Chicken Fingers do not contain gluten, dairy, or other top allergens. However, they are still cooked in the same fryer as Raising Cane’s classic Chicken Fingers, which do contain milk, egg, and wheat. Their buns do not contain milk, so you can order a “naked” chicken tender sandwich without milk. But if you have other allergen concerns, check on the bun ingredients in store.
- Crinkle Cut Fries
- Coleslaw (contains egg)
Heads Up! Their allergen chart is confusing, but Raising Cane’s fries do not contain any top allergens. However, like with many restaurants, they are cooked in a shared fryer. They do make their Chicken Fingers (which contain milk) in the same fryer. The Texas Toast does contain milk.
- Cane’s Sauce (contains egg, fish, soy)
This Post is for Informational Purposes Only
Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, food sourcing, and restaurant protocols are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure they can accommodate your situation. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as advice.
There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.
Each location of a chain restaurant has different management and staff, and some might have different owners. This means differences in processes, ingredients used, menu options, and food sourcing can occur. Always verify the safety of your order for your needs at your current location.
Where to Find Raising Cane’s
There are 600 Raising Cane’s locations, all in the U.S. For addresses, hours, and online ordering, see their website below.
Local Cane’s - Update on Frying
Hey – just stopped at my local Cane’s and they actually don’t share the same fryer any fried food – naked tenders, fries, or normal tenders! Just wanted to let you know!
Thanks for be an amazing website for me as I am discovering my dairy allergy! It has been a major obstacle in my life – and this site gives me comfort in living a full life! 🙂
Response from Go Dairy Free
That’s great! For others, please note that this can vary by management and location. Always ask!
haven't tried the Texas toast but the Fries are great
always get the french fries here and never had an issue
You can actually get fried chicken strips that they don’t dip in milk first just the flour!! It’s so yummy.
Also, at most Raising Cane’s restaurants, you can get the chicken strips naked and get the bread without butter, and you can eat dairy free.
Great, thanks for sharing this Hailey!
No problem! I was so disappointed when I found out the chicken fingers used dairy in the breading, but the manager gave me a solution. So glad I can share it with everyone!