Too Much Sauce

Sharing love of fast-food sauces

Too Much Sauce

Macie Mallick, Co-Editor in Chief

Let’s talk about sauce. Specifically, let’s talk about the best sauces in the fast-food world: Chick-fil-a Sauce, Raising Cane’s Sauce, and Spread from In-N-Out. Now, the real question: which sauce is the best? 

Considering which sauce is superior to the rest, there has to be some sort of evaluation of every aspect of said sauces. The sauce winner will be determined based on ingredients, taste, and range of use. 

First is the ingredients, which is the least important category. Chick-fil-A Sauce is a mixture of honey mustard, barbeque sauce, and ranch dressing. Cane’s Sauce is mayonnaise, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and black pepper. The In-N-Out spread is similar to Thousand Island sauce. It is made from ketchup, mayonnaise, and sweet pickle relish. As far as ingredients go, I give Chick-fil-A Sauce the win here because it is made from three delicious condiments that are enjoyable on their own. 


Next, we have taste, the second most important category. Chick-fil-A Sauce is just amazing. The flavor is there. The sweetness of the honey mustard paired with the tanginess of the barbeque, all balanced out by the ranch, is just phenomenal. Next, Raising Cane’s is brilliant. Cane’s Sauce is creamy and sweet with a touch of spice. Everything you could ask for in a sauce, it’s there. Then there’s Spread. Now, Spread is similar to Cane’s sauce in that it is creamy and sweet; however, it is also tangy and salty. Spread not only has flavor but also some texture with the relish.

Last up is the range of use. Range of use is how well the sauces go with the food at their respected restaurant. For Chick-fil-A sauce, it is upsetting when I have to eat my chicken nuggets and fries dry. The sauce goes well with the sandwiches, the nuggets, the strips, and the waffle fries. It elevates the tastiness of Chick-fil-A. At Raising Cane’s, the sauce is a necessity. Without it, I do not enjoy my meal. The only reason I eat Cane’s is because of its sauce, not the food. I usually get the three-finger combo which is three chicken tenders, crinkle-cut fries, and the Texas toast. As for In-N-Out, the Spread brings its burgers to the next level. The sauce makes the meal. It also makes their mediocre fries taste good.

Overall, I love all of these sauces, but I must choose the best one. My ratings out of 10 for each sauce are as follows: Chick-fil-A 9.1/10, Cane’s Sauce 8.8/10, and In-N-Out 7.9/10. Regardless of scores, all of the sauces hold a special place in my heart… and my stomach.