Unlike the tales most fishermen tell, Long John Silver's latest limited-time offer, the Big Catch, does not involve exaggeration of its size.
The Big Catch is a piece of wild-caught haddock three times the size of the 1,275-unit chain's regular whitefish fillet, and Long John Silver's will offer it in a basket meal for $4.99 through July, or until supplies run out.
“The Big Catch is a big menu item for Long John Silver's, not just in size but also in value,” chief marketing officer Charles St. Clair said in a statement. “It's the largest fish we have ever offered, weighing in at 7 ounces to 8 ounces of 100-percent premium haddock caught in the icy waters of the North Atlantic.”
The Louisville, Ky.-based chain also recently reintroduced its signature tartar sauce this summer, following its first new-menu rollout  in years this past January. Earlier this month, Marie Zhang joined the brand  as its first chief food innovation officer.
For the Big Catch, the $4.99 basket will include the fish fillet, hush puppies and the choice of another side. Another combo will include a beverage, and a platter will include the fish fillet, two orders of hush puppies, two sides and four large shrimp.
Long John Silver's will promote the Big Catch with a national advertising campaign that encompasses television, print, social media and outdoor billboards.