A three-piece chicken tender cost only $4.44 at Whataburger at the location I visited in Austin, Texas. I thought the tenders could only be described as classic — they weren't anything out-of-the-box, but I enjoyed them.The chicken tenders tasted good on their own, as well as with ranch dipping sauce. They weren't bad by any stretch of the imagination. However, I did think the other tenders were slightly crispier and had just the slightest hint of more flavor in the batter.Regardless, for less than $5, I'd definitely order these again.A three-piece chicken tender costs $7.65 at my nearest location when it's not included in a meal deal.There were small bits of fried breading scattered on the outside, which I always love with a chicken tender.However, they weren't quite as crispy as I expected. I wanted a distinct crunch when I bit into the tenders, but they didn't deliver that. In the end, it's largely up to personal preference.When I dipped them in the chain's signature Chick-fil-A sauce, the experience was nothing short of mouthwatering. However, the actual chicken tenders were just alright — it was the sauce that took them over the edge.On the day I tried these, I ordered a five-piece tender meal for $12.95, excluding taxes and fees. However, a four-piece tender meal, which comes with a side, sauce, and a drink, costs $10.55, excluding taxes and fees. However, they did have bits of fried breading clinging to the outside that I knew would make for a nice texture.However, the slightly smaller size meant they didn't come out on top when compared to the last two chains I tried.A three-piece-tender combo came to $12.40, before taxes and fees. The meal deal included a large serving of fries, a drink, and a biscuit — as well as a choice from a variety of different dipping sauces. I really liked the crunchy outside of the chicken tenders from Popeyes.I also thought the batter was quite flavorful — I could taste hints of seasoning and buttermilk, although they weren't quite as buttery-tasting as the Chick-fil-A tenders.My six-piece meal came to $14.27, including tax, but a three-finger combo that comes with three chicken fingers, fries, Cane's sauce, Texas toast, and a regular drink costs $6.38 excluding tax and any additions or swaps. Raising Cane's was the smallest chain I tried — they have 600 locations in 31 states.The chicken tenders were also thick. After biting in, I could actually see the strips of white chicken underneath, which, in my experience, you don't always find with fast-food chicken tenders.I tried the tenders on their own and with the Cane's sauce. On their own, the tenders were simply everything one could ask for — thick, juicy, and crispy on the outside.However, the chain is famous for its chicken-complementing sauce, and after biting in, I could definitely see why. It had a slight kick to it, was super creamy, and surprisingly tangy. It paired perfectly with the chicken and was unlike any other sauce I've ever tried.In the end, Raising Cane's took home the win for me with the chain's near-perfect chicken tenders and fair prices.