McDonald’s sees an uptick in sales of its Filet-O-Fish sandwiches each year during Lent. The burger-chain sells nearly 25% of their fish sandwiches during Lent, when many Catholics forgo meat on Fridays.
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The birth of the Filet-O-Fish sandwich…
Lou Groen, who owned the first McDonald’s restaurant in Cincinnati, Ohio, came up with the idea of a Filet-O-Fish sandwich in 1962, when his franchise was losing Catholic customers on Fridays (during Lent) due to the burger-only options, according to McDonald’s archivist Mike Bullington.
Lou created a Filet-O-Fish recipe and took it to headquarters, where McDonald’s chief Ray Kroc was also preparing his own meatless alternative the Hula Burger, which consisted of a piece of grilled pineapple and cheese on a bun?
Kroc challenged Groen to a Friday sell-off to see whether customers preferred Kroc’s Hula Burger or the Filet-O-Fish. Well, Lou’s Filet-O-Fish sandwich was an overwhelming success, selling 350 units to the Hula Burger – only selling six sandwiches. The rest is history.
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