Arby’s new seafood dishes feature pollock

An Arby's fast food order station

Joining several other restaurant chains, Arby’s is launching limited-time seafood dishes this summer.

Arby’s two new items, Hushpuppy Breaded Fish Strips and Cajun Fish Wrap, are made with pollock, per Eat This, Not That! Arby’s did not respond to a request for comment from SeafoodSource.

The fish strips are coated in crispy cornmeal-based hushpuppy batter. They can be ordered either a la carte as three or five pieces or as a meal with Crinkle Fries and a drink. The three-piece Hushpuppy Strip meal is USD 7.59 (EUR 7.44), but prices may vary by location, according to Eat This, Not That!

The Cajun Fish Wrap includes the Hushpuppy Breaded Fish Strips plus Cajun seasoning, shredded lettuce, tomato, and a Cajun remoulade on an artisan wrap. The wrap can either be purchased a la carte or as a meal with Curly Fries and a drink.

Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.-based Red Lobster has also launched several new seafood dishes this summer. The company, which operates more than 700 restaurants, rolled out a BBQ Bacon Grilled Shrimp dish as part of its Summerfest promotion.

Red Argentinian Shrimp Skewers, fire-grilled and served over orzo and a choice of two sides, are also included in Red Lobster’s Summerfest.

Red Lobster also quietly rolled out a Crunch-Fried Flounder Sandwich in July. The sandwich, available for a limited time, features hand-battered wild-caught flounder, tartar sauce and coleslaw with choice of one side, per Chew Boom.

Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.-based Long John Silver’s recently launched Coconut Popcorn Shrimp. Customers can order the new shrimp in a Snackbox or Combo Fish and Coconut Popcorn Shrimp Platter, or as part of the USD 10.00 (EUR 9.81) Sea-Share or Family Feast.

Irvine, California, U.S.A.-based Pokeworks is teaming up with surimi supplier Aquamar on a limited-time Spicy, Crunchy Surimi Bowl. A portion of proceeds from every bowl sold through the summer “will demonstrate the brands' shared support for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities,” Pokeworks said in a press release.

“This partnership will not just be represented in top quality surimi and plant-based seafood offerings in the works, but in the ethos and consciousness around their joint support of Heart of Dinner, a nonprofit that serves meals to food insecure Asian seniors in New York,” Pokeworks said.

Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.-based Taco del Mar said earlier this summer it is bringing back its annual summer Lobster Taco offerings. Customers can choose from its Classic Lobster Taco, served with Baja white sauce and pico de gallo, or the Tropical Lobster Taco, served with mango salsa and cilantro lime vinaigrette.

Similarly, Cheyenne, Wyoming-based Taco John’s is offering a three for USD 6.00 (EUR 5.89) deal on its new Mango Shrimp Street Tacos. The limited-time offering includes crispy shrimp, mango pico de gallo prepared fresh in stores, chimichurri sour cream, and lettuce, wrapped in a soft corn-flour blend tortilla.

Photo courtesy of Billy F Blume Jr/Shutterstock 


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