We’re two weeks away from Mardi Gras, which also means we are two weeks away from the start of Lent, the 40 day period leading up to the Christian celebration of Easter.
A type of fasting is a customary observance for many Christians during this period, with a particular rite being the substitution of fish, for meat, on certain days or throughout the period.
American fast food businesses like to offer alternatives to the segment of the population giving up meat during this period, and generally offer fish/seafood alternatives, specials, for the period surrounding Lent.
Last year, the following companies added specials to their menus, as described, this year’s offerings may be similar or new items added. (Prices are not verified for accuracy).In the case of chains/franchises, subject to participating restaurants of course.
Abuelo’s – Special menu items like Pescado Guerro, Yucatan Shrimp Fajitas, Tilapia Vera Cruz, Enchiladas De Cazumel, Salmon Santa Cruz, and Shrimp Fajita Salad.
Arby’s – Fish sandwich, spicy fish sandwich. Had the spicy fish (“Nashville Hot”) recently, quite enjoyed it.
Bakers Square – AYCE Fish Fry – specific days/times
Bertucci’s – Twirl your fork in a a bowl of pan-sautéed mussels with aglio-olia spaghetti for $15.99 (). The dish includes P.E.I. mussels sautéed with chopped garlic, onions, cherry peppers, chunky tomatoes, and Italian parsley over aglio-olia spaghetti tossed with olive oil and garlic.
Black Angus Steakhouse – Lunch on beer-battered fish and chips for $9.50 () with purchase of a beverage.
Bojangles – You can enjoy a wild-caught Alaskan pollock sandwich (), which includes fry seasoning, cheddar cheese, and tartar sauce on a toasted, buttered bun.
Bonefish Grill – Share a dinner for two for $55 (). The dinner includes two seasonal fish entrees from the Dine & Discover for Two menu, Bang Bang shrimp, and a dessert.
Boston Market – On Ash Wednesday and Fridays during Lent, enjoy the baked cod (), which includes wild-caught pacific cod with two sides and freshly baked cornbread.
Bravo Cucina Italiana – Dig into Lenten lunch specials for $14.99 and dinner specials for $16.99 (), such as the grilled jumbo shrimp, romano crusted tilapia, lobster bisque, and salad.
Brio Tuscan Grille – Choose one of the Lenten specials (), which include meat-free appetizers and entrees like Peroni beer-battered fish and chips, as well as ravioli with lobster and shrimp.
Buffalo Wings & Rings – Browse the Lenten menu (), which features meatless items and seafood dishes like the blackened Chilean salmon sandwich and the fish and chips with Haddock filet flash-fried in Sam Adams batter.
Burger King – Munch on a Big Fish sandwich (), which includes 100% white Alaskan pollock, breaded with crispy panko breading and topped with sweet tartar sauce, tangy pickles, all on top of a toasted brioche-style bun.
Captain D’s – Over Lent, get full meal deals for $4.99 (). Choose from favorites like butterfly shrimp, southern-style fish tenders, and fish with home-style shrimp.
Carl’s Jr. – Grab a Redhook beer-battered fish sandwich ().
Carrabba’s – Choose from a variety of Lenten seafood specials (), such as salmon cetriolini, shrimp and sea scallop spiedino, and cioppini.
Charlie Brown’s – salmon, crab cakes, shrimp, and fish and chips.
Cheddar’s Casual Cafe – sweet and spicy crispy shrimp ), which features crispy beer-battered fried shrimp tossed in a handcrafted Sriracha and chile garlic sauce.
Cheeseburger in Paradise – all-you-can-eat fish Fridays
Chili’s – Lunch on Lent specials like the Margherita flatbread salad, Cajun shrimp pasta, mango chile tilapia, and ancho salmon.
Church’s Chicken – YLenten specials , such as the hand-breaded fish or eight-piece lemon-seasoned butterfly shrimp, both served with Hush Puppy Biscuit Bites.
Corner Bakery Cafe – Lent breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials (), such as the California Grille panini, mac and three-cheese pasta, tomato mozzarella sandwich, and tuna salad sandwich.
Daphne’s California Greek – Greek Baja crispy shrimp pita. The sandwich includes warm pita bread with avocado spread, tomato slices, red cabbage, and crispy shrimp topped with creamy chipotle sauce.
Del Taco – Lenten specials: Buy one, get one free jumbo shrimp burrito * Two fish tacos with wild Alaskan pollock
Eat’n Park – fish fry for $19.99 (). The fish fry includes two Whale of a Cod fish sandwiches, fresh chips for two with ranch dressing, and a pint of soup or coleslaw.
Firehouse Subs – Free chips and soda with purchase of certain sandwiches
Friendly’s – Endless shrimp
Fuddruckers – AYCE Fish fridays; menu item fish and chips
Genghis Grill – Seafood combinationsincluding shrimp, calamari, Khan’s Krab, garlic-lime marinated white fish, and more.
Golden Corral – Fish Fry Fridays featuring an endless buffet of fried fish, baked fish, popcorn shrimp, and all the fixings.
Hardees – Redhook beer-battered fish sandwich
Jack in the Box – Alaskan Pollock fish sandwich with a 100% Alaskan Pollock fish filet, tangy tartar sauce, and shredded lettuce on a bun.
Joe’s Crab Shack – Half off 2nd lunch on certain days.
Krystal – Shrimp po boy or double dozen combo.
Logan’s Roadhouse – Sasonal seafood items (), such as the Moonshine popcorn shrimp.
Long John Silver’s – Catch these Lenten special deals:
* A free six-piece order of shrimp () with any regular family meal purchase.
Combo specials, meals and platters
Macaroni Grill – Try Lent specials under 600 calories (), such as the folded ravioli pomadoro or the sweet and savory salmon and kale salad.
Marie Callenders – Check out the new fish and shrimp dishes
McDonald’s – Try the classic Filet -O-Fish ().
Mimi’s Cafe – Lenten skewers such as Atlantic salmon, shrimp, or sea scallops paired with roasted ratatouille vegetables, a Provence medley of eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, onions, and tomatoes in a red pepper sauce.
Shakey’s – Garlic shrimp pizza, special price
Sizzler – Special fish entrees
Smashburger – Black bean burger
Souper Salad – Check local restaurant, offers will vary.
Steak ‘n Shake – Fish sandwich or fish plate special
Taco Bueno – Shrimp and drink special
Taco Cabana – Shrimp quesadillas.
TacoTime – Fish burrito discounts.
Texas Corral – Over Lent, you can catch these three deals:
* Everyday Lenten seafood specials (), such as the shrimp fajitas $12.99, fried lake perch and jumbo shrimp for $16.99, or the crab penne alfredo for $12.99.
* Catch of the Day Fridays . Every Friday, you can get a different item from the Spring Seafood menu at a special priceAn all-you-can-eat shrimp dinner for $16.99 which includes a soup or salad and a choice of side.
Togo’s – Lemon pepper tuna sub, hot or cold
Wendy’s – wild-caught North Pacific cod, hand-cut and lightly coated in a crispy, panko breading, and then topped with a creamy dill tartar sauce and crunchy dill pickles.
White Castle – Fish and shrimp nibblers. Had these last couple years. Wrote about them.
Fast Food / Chain Lent Menus
Fast Food / Chain Lent Menus
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