Top new restaurant seafood items for Lent
Soon after McDonald’s launched its crab sandwich for the Lenten season in early February, a number of other restaurant operators introduced their own special seafood dishes.
Lent officially starts 1 March, but some United States restaurant chains rolled out new products beginning in late January.
Here are some of the top new launches by major national restaurants:
- Captain D’s is promoting new Home-Style Shrimp as part of a USD 4.99 (EUR 4.68) meal deal, along with two new apps: Seafood Gumbo and Lemon Pepper Steamed Shrimp.
- Krystal added Shrimp Po’ Boy sandwiches to its menus in three flavors: Zesty Texas Petal,
BBQand Buffalo for USD 1.39 (EUR 1.30) each. The hamburger chain is also offering baskets of fried shrimp for USD 2.99 (EUR 2.80).
- Long John Silver’s is selling Beer-Battered Cod for the first time. Made with wild Alaskan cod, it is served in a basket with natural-cut fries and hush puppies for USD 5.99 (EUR 5.62).
- Known for its fried chicken, Bojangles is bringing back the
BojanglerFish Sandwich and BojanglerDinner Platter for a limited time. The dishes are made with wild Alaska pollock.
- Another big chicken restaurant chain, El Pollo Loco, added several shrimp dishes for the Lenten season,
including:Mango Avocado Shrimp Tostada, Shrimp Avocado Taco, Shrimp Wrap and Butter Garlic Shrimp Bowl. The dishes sell for between USD 5.99 (EUR 5.61) and USD 6.99 (EUR 6.55) each.
- In late February, Church’s will bring back its Lemon-Seasoned Butterfly Shrimp and Crispy Fish, according to foodservice consulting firm Technomic. Several different meal options, including a Family Fish Fry, will be available.
- Starting 27 February, Newk’s Eatery is bringing back its popular Ahi Tuna Sandwich and Ahi Tuna Salad, according to Technomic.