Fish Sandwich Challenge

From the Norsemen braving the icy northern waters to Christopher Columbus accidentally stumbling into the Caribbean, the ocean has struck fear and apprehension into the heart of man. A comparable feeling of reluctance often accompanies something else from the sea: fast food fish sandwiches.

McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish — created for Catholics abstaining from meat during Lent — started the fad in 1962. Since that initial promotion, most fast food chains have jumped on the bandwagon and introduced a Lent-approved fish sandwich. But are they any good? “Fast food fish” doesn’t sound seaworthy on paper. We decided to taste test fish sandwiches from a handful of major chains to find out which fill our sails, and which ones deserve a keelhauling.

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