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Some History Behind The McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish Sandwich
McDonald’s is world famous for its burgers, but believe me it has it’s Filet-O-Fish fans, of which I am one. Who doesn’t desire a deliciously spiced and delicate piece of fish, served with cheese and tartar sauce, and nestled between soft buns??
The Filet-O-Fish was introduced in the 1960’s and has a Catholic history! It was invented by Lou Groen, a McDonald’s franchise owner in Ohio. He created this sandwich as a way to gain some business from the mostly Catholic population in his area. They tended to not eat meat during Lent, so a fish sandwich was a great alternative for them. Here is a fantastic article from Smithsonian about the history of the Filet-O-Fish! The article states that McDonald’s sells around 300 million Filet-O-Fish each year, and that about 23% of them are sold during Lent!…