Filet-O-Fish for Lent?

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.

USA Today  https://goo.gl/bjyw0n

 

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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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm