Captain D’s, Applebee’s pile on Lent promos

U.S. restaurant chains, including Taco John's, continue to add shrimp and fish specials for the Lenten season.

U.S. restaurant chains continue to add shrimp and fish specials for the Lenten season.

Captain D’s has introduced a Double Dozen Shrimp special, which includes 24 lightly battered Gold’n Crispy Shrimp served with a choice of two sides and Captain D’s Hush Puppies.

Guests can also choose a dozen Gold’n Crispy Shrimp and a piece of Signature Batter Dipped Fish with a side and drink, Captain D’s said in a news release. Or, they can “Double Down” with 24 Gold’n Crispy Shrimp, two pieces of Batter Dipped Fish, a choice of two sides and hush puppies.

“Shrimp is one of our most popular menu items, and this new shrimp delivers on taste, quality and abundance,” Chief Marketing Officer Bindi Menon said.

Shrimp is also the focus of a Lent promotion at certain Applebee’s franchisees. Customers can add a Dozen Double Crunch Shrimp to any seafood entree for USD 2.00 (EUR 1.81).

Taco John’s has partnered with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute on its Alaska Flounder Fish Tacos at USD 5.00 (EUR 4.52) for two tacos. 

“Taco John’s is committed to pushing the culinary boundaries of what guests expect to see at a quick-service restaurant,” Taco John’s Corporate Chef and Director of Menu Innovation Brad Bergaus said. “Our fans can say goodbye to a boring fish sandwich and hello to this bold fish taco with gnarly breaded Alaska flounder. It’s packed with quality ingredients and provides fresh flavor at an incredible value that you can’t get anywhere else.”

The cold, glacier-fed waters of Alaska provide a “healthy, natural habitat for millions of high-quality fish, famous for their delicious flavor and superior texture,” ASMI Foodservice Coordinator Leah Krafft said.

“Our state’s thriving wild Alaska flounder population is a testament to our healthy fish habitats and responsible fisheries management practices. Alaska is the only state with sustainability built into its constitution and each season, only as much fish are harvested as the environment can handle – ensuring high-quality seafood for generations to come,” Krafft said.

Additionally, O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar has launched a special Hook, Line & Southern menu for Lent.

Entree options include: Shrimp & Stuffed Crab; Crab Cake Dinner; Steak & Cake (Crab, that is); Basil Butter Mahi’ Southern Surf & Turf featuring Mississippi farm-raised catfish, fried shrimp, and chicken tenders; Bayou Tenders; Salmon Caesar; and Cajun Catfish O’Boy.

Photo courtesy of Taco John’s


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