Lent started this week, and that means chains are rolling out seafood offerings for the tens of millions of Americans who refrain from eating meat on Fridays.
Among those chains are Arby’s, Burgerville, Condado Tacos, Cousins Subs, Del Taco, Golden Chick, Lion’s Choice, Pancheros, Roy Rogers, Smashburger, Tacos 4 Life, and Whataburger.
Other chains have other fish to fry, so to speak, or they introduced their seafood dishes in recent weeks, or maybe they will in the weeks to come.
Miller’s Ale House is jumping straight in to St. Patrick’s Day with its Irish-themed offerings, and Dunkin has Irish cream flavored coffee, but others are just marching to the beat of their own drums. BurgerFi decided this was a good week to introduce a barbecue burger, and Sonic Drive-In decided to expand its line of tots by sprinkling some with barbecue potato chip seasoning.
Zoup! Is going all in on Buffalo chicken, Johnny Rockets has chicken & waffles, Krispy Kreme is continuing its partnership with Hershey, this time with a focus on Reese’s, and McAlister’s Deli, for reasons of its own, is offering items made with the Spanish red pepper sauce romesco.
Native Foods doesn’t have to worry about offering meatless options, because it’s a vegan concept.
Red Robin is indulging in a little luxury with truffle flavor, Tim Hortons is bringing back its cinnamon sugar oat milk drinks (now including cold brew coffee!), and Scooter’s Coffee is celebrating its anniversary in March.
Urban Plates’ seasonal menu includes ossobuco, and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature is Steak Milanese.
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