WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Fried Catfish with Green Beans and Potato Salad at Henrys Soul Cafe on U St. photographed in Washington, DC on January, 21, 2021. The restaurant has been there since 1968. (Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post via Getty Images).
Lent 2023: The Best Food Deals You Can Find
By Stacie Adams
Many Christians forgo eating meat on Fridays during the season of Lent, but it’s not uncommon for them to turn to seafood, as many churches and establishments hold fish fries for their parishioners during this time of the year. However, you don't need to observe Lent to participate in the great seafood deals that abound in fast-food restaurants during the season.
Long John Silver’s is a solid option for fish-centric meals if you like a bit of variety with your Lenten feast. The fast-food chain is offering three reasonably-priced seafood specials for the Lenten season, including $6 Shrimp Baskets and $10 family-sized meals that feature Alaskan pollock, grilled shrimp, batter-dipped shrimp, and popcorn shrimp.
If you were a fan of Carl's Jr. and Hardee’s panko-breaded pollock sandwiches which were unveiled last year, you’re in luck, because they will be available again until April 19th. Additionally, while Smokey Bones is best known for its meat-forward BBQ menu, the chain's Lenten deals include a $20.99 plate of shrimp and grits and a $22.99 Cajun brown sugar fish meal.
You also can’t go wrong with Lenten season favorites like McDonald’s Filet-O- Fish, Popeye’s flounder sandwich and Shrimp Tackle Box, and Taco Cabana’s shrimp-centric menu options. If seafood isn’t your thing, you can enjoy a tasty plant-based burger from Burger King, which is home to the Impossible Whopper.