US restaurant chains add salmon, shrimp for Lent
Wild Alaska salmon, farmed shrimp, and farmed catfish are among the numerous seafood dishes added by two large U.S. restaurant chains for Lent.
Nashville, Tennessee-based Shoney’s recently debuted several new seafood dishes, including Shrimp Louie Salad, Shrimp Stir-Fry, Coconut Shrimp, Shrimp Salad Croissant, and a Catfish Po’ Boy.
Shoney’s is also featuring its “Friday Night All You Care To Eat Seafood Bar,” with seafood bar items, including a Creamy Seafood Bake, Lemon Pepper Tilapia, Bourbon Glazed Salmon, and Cajun Garlic Grilled Peel-and-Eat Shrimp.
“It’s the season for seafood, and we’re offering the finest and freshest the ocean has to offer,” Shoney’s Chairman and CEO David Davoudpour said in a press release.
Meanwhile, Beaverton, Oregon-based Shari’s, which operates 94 restaurants in the Pacific Northwest, added several wild salmon dishes for Lent, including Smoked Salmon Omelette, Grilled Northwest Salmon Hash, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Blackened Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Po’ Boy, and Wild Alaskan Salmon Chowder.