At Raising Cane’s, it has become an essential for many to do the simple swap in their box combo order: no coleslaw, extra toast. This has become so widely done that Cane’s themselves simply accepted it on their own twitter account:
Box Combo. Extra sauce. No slaw. Extra toast. pic.twitter.com/VGjDZenPZh
— Raising Cane’s (@Raising_Canes) November 8, 2017
So, why is the slaw so quickly replaced? Is it undeserved? Do people even try it before shipping it off of their orders permanently?
I turned to Madison Handley, a fourth-year in social work, and the only person I know who doesn’t swap out her coleslaw.
Why do you not substitute your coleslaw in your Cane’s meal?
“There’s already enough carbs and bready stuff in there so I don’t need any more of it, at least with coleslaw it is fresh tasting.”
Do you like the toast more than the coleslaw?
“It depends because you can dip the toast in the sauce and you obviously can’t do that with coleslaw, but the coleslaw is actually better than you think. Which one would I pick? Sure, I’d pick the toast, but I still love the dang coleslaw.”
Why not get another toast then if you like it more?
“Because I can like the toast and like the coleslaw. You can like pizza but you’re not going to eat pizza every night, I like the diversity of the flavors from it, it cleanses your palette.”
Have you ever been judged for your pro-coleslaw beliefs?
“Always, no one gets coleslaw. When I eat the coleslaw, people stare. Look, everything else in there is breaded, the chicken is breaded, the french fries? Bready. The toast? Obviously bread, you need something in there that’s not bready, it’s a needed thing.”
What would be your pitch to the haters of coleslaw?
“Try it. I bet you haven’t even tried it, I bet you’ve always substituted it out, just like everyone else and haven’t tried it, you can’t talk down on it until you’ve tried it.”