Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Taste Test: Burger King Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich vs. Wendy's Premium Cod Fillet Sandwich

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM

click to enlarge Winner winner, Wendy's cod fillet dinner? - EVAN C. JONES
  • Evan C. Jones
  • Winner winner, Wendy's cod fillet dinner?

Be honest: The last thing you're thinking about when you go to a fast-food restaurant is "fish sandwich." However, when Lent rolls around, it's a valid thing to consider, especially if you're giving up red meat until Easter. Some fast-food chains pounce on this opportunity and feature fish on their meat-heavy menus.

Still, you're cautious -- and rightly so. That's where your good buddy Gut Check comes in.

See also: - Fast Food Lent Options Are Bountiful

For this edition of Fight Club Sandwich, we focus on two companies promoting a "premium fish" sandwich during Lent: Burger King and Wendy's. Who will prevail?

In this corner, Burger King's Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich. - EVAN C. JONES
  • Evan C. Jones
  • In this corner, Burger King's Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich.

The Contenders Burger King brings the "Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich" to the table. According to the company's website, this sandwich is a:

light and flaky 4.3 oz. cold water white fish fillet topped with tangy tartar sauce and shredded lettuce on a corn-dusted bakery-style bun.

Nothing like tartar sauce to mask the discomfort of biting into a big ol' hunk of mystery fish. "Cold water." Very reassuring, Burger King.

Wendy's Premium Cod Fillet Sandwich. - EVAN C. JONES
  • Evan C. Jones
  • Wendy's Premium Cod Fillet Sandwich.

On the other hand, Wendy's lays it all out on the table with its "Premium Cod Fillet Sandwich." Let's read from their website, shall we?

[W]e use only 100% cod straight from the North Pacific. Battered in light, crispy Panko breading and topped with tartar sauce and fresh lettuce -- all on a warm, toasted bun.

Ooooooh! Panko! Then again, the emphasis on precision doesn't come as that much of a surprise from the folks who brought us new, "ultra-modern" stores.

Next: And the winner is...?

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