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This Popular Sandwich Is Back At Wendy's Today

The superior fish sandwich makes a return.
FACT CHECKED BY Mura Dominko

Following a well-received debut last February, Wendy's Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich is now back for a limited time.

The new sandwich includes a wild-caught Alaskan pollock fillet coated in panko breading, topped with lettuce, American cheese, pickles, and creamy dill tartar sauce.

Prior to the initial release of this menu item, Wendy's offered a different fish sandwich, which featured wild-caught North Pacific cod along with the same toppings. However, according to the chain's blog, The Square Deal, many customers "remarked on how the [pollock] sandwich's texture, flavor, and crispiness is improved compared to the cod sandwich," which prompted the company to bring the newer version back.

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wendy's wild-caught alaskan fish sandwich
Courtesy of Wendy's

The launch comes just two days before the start of the Lenten season, accommodating those who will not be eating meat on Fridays for the next six weeks, as well as on Ash Wednesday. Additionally, some locations may offer this sandwich year-round, according to The Square Deal.

While prices vary depending on location, the Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich has a suggested price of $4.29.

Wendy's isn't the only fast-food chain to add a fish sandwich to its menu this month. Last week, Popeyes relaunched its Flounder Fish Sandwich, which is made with a flakey flounder filet that has been fried and seasoned with Cajun spices. Available for the second time around, the sandwich comes in two varieties: Classic and Spicy.

Another recent fish sandwich addition is Arby's new Spicy Fish Sandwich, which makes its first appearance alongside the return of two fan-favorite sandwiches: the King's Hawaiian Fish Deluxe Sandwich and the Crispy Fish Sandwich.

Brianna Ruback
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