Top new restaurant seafood items for Lent

Published on
February 17, 2017

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Krystal added Shrimp Po’ Boy sandwiches to its menus in three flavors: Zesty Texas Petal, BBQ and 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).
  3. 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).
  4. Known for its fried chicken, Bojangles is bringing back the Bojangler Fish Sandwich and Bojangler Dinner Platter for a limited time. The dishes are made with wild Alaska pollock.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Starting 27 February, Newk’s Eatery is bringing back its popular Ahi Tuna Sandwich and Ahi Tuna Salad, according to Technomic.
Contributing Editor



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