Wendy's Just Confirmed the Return Date For Its Seasonal Fish Sandwich

A favorite seasonal delicacy will return to Wendy's menu later this month, sure to please fish fans, pescatarians, and others seeking vegetarian meals during Lent.

The chain's spokesman told Eat This, Not That! that the Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich will return on Feb. 20. The sandwich will return on Feb. 22 for Lent, providing no-meat Friday

Square patty hamburgers, fried chicken sandwiches, baked potatoes, and the Frosty are Wendy's most famous items. However, the restaurant has long provided seasonal fish sandwiches.

In 2021, Wendy's introduced the Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich to replace their seasonal North Pacific Cod sandwich with creamy dill tartar sauce, pickles, and lettuce. 

The Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich uses Wild Alaskan Pollock, unlike the North Pacific Cod sandwich.The chain rationalized the switch by citing pollock fillets' sustainability and "similar flavor experience" to cod

Pollock is cheaper than cod, but Wendy's didn't mention this Wendy's returned the panko fish sandwich in 2022 after a "well-received debut" in 2021.

Wendy's Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich ranked eighth in our 2022 ranking of 13 fast-food fish sandwiches. The sandwich was praised for its seasoning, toppings, and toasted bun

Still, the sandwich is one of many from fast-food businesses that employ entire fish instead of fillers and other substances. McDonald's Filet-O-Fish

 MIn 2023, the Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich will again have panko-breaded pollock fillet, lettuceay be more popular than the Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich, but it's not on our list.

American cheese, pickles, and creamy dill tartar sauce. Its 2022 suggested price was $4.29, but prices can vary by area. Wendy's internet menu does not mention it.

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