Three more US restaurant chains unveil new Lent specials

Published on
February 20, 2020

Three U.S. restaurant chains – which are better known for proteins other than seafood – are rolling out special seafood-focused dishes for Lent, joining several other chains.

Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.-based Smashburger, a fast-casual burger restaurant, debuted its first-ever fish entrée: the Beer Battered Pacific Cod Sandwich.

The wild-caught Pacific cod is “lightly dipped” in a signature batter infused with Yuengling Lager and served with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and creamy tartar sauce. The sandwich starts at USD 7.99 (EUR 7.40). 

On 26 February, Smashburger will offer guests a “buy-one, get-one-free” special on the Beer Battered Pacific Cod Sandwich for that day only.

In the Southeast, Atlanta, Georgia-based Church’s Chicken is offering a Garlic Butter Shrimp 'N' Tenders Platter for a limited time. The dish includes four Garlic Butter Shrimp and two Garlic Butter Tenders with fries, coleslaw, and a Honey-Butter Biscuit for USD 5.00 (EUR 4.63). It is also rolling out a Garlic Butter Shrimp platter and a Garlic Butter Crispy Fish platter, also costing USD 5.00.

Meanwhile, Broomfield, Colorado-based Noodles & Company, which is known for noodle and “Zoodle” dishes, is offering its rewards members extra bonus points when they purchase a regular-size entrée with shrimp.

Shrimp is available as a protein option or substitution in any dish on Noodles' menu and rewards members can earn the bonus points from 26 February through 29 February.

The promotion gives customers “the perfect excuse to try Noodles' Shrimp Scampi, a favorite dish that debuted for a limited time in 2019 and returned in January as a permanent item due to its popularity,” the restaurant company said in a press release.

"Shrimp on any dish is a guest-favorite protein during this time of year, and we knew we had to bring our Shrimp Scampi dish back for good after it turned into our best-selling Zoodles dish last year," Noodles & Company Executive Chef Nick Graff said.  

Photo courtesy of Church's Chicken

Contributing Editor



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