Every year, restaurants try to capitalize during Lent by coming up with a fish special for us that don’t eat meat on Lenten Fridays. The fast-food chains are no exception. So on this Friday, my girlfriend treated me by dropping off lunch between meetings. She chose to drive through Burger King and pick up the Big Fish and Spicy Big Fish:
Got both the Big Fish and Spicy Big Fish for five dollars!
The Big Fish is 100% White Alaskan Pollock, breaded with crispy panko breading and topped with sweet tartar sauce, tangy pickles, all on top of a toasted brioche-style bun. The Spicy Big Fish replaces the sweet tartar sauce with a creamy spicy sauce. In my opinion, the Spicy Big Fish wasn’t that spicy – simply a bit spicier than the standard Big Fish. I actually missed the taste of the tartar sauce – I guess I’m just used to it on these kind of sandwiches.
All-in-all, it was a good lunch – as good as it could be without meat. And get this – the current Burger King promotion is “2 specialty sandwiches for $5″… can’t beat that!
A few weeks ago, I tried Burger King’s “Big Fish”, and I was impressed – I believe it was the best value out of the “big three” fast food chains’ fish sandwiches. So on this “Fish Friday”, I thought I’d try Burger King’s upgrade to the Big Fish, the Big Fish Deluxe.
Burger King’s Big Fish Deluxe
The upgrades on the Deluxe seem to be American cheese, onions, and King sauce instead of tartar sauce. It also seems to be a bigger sandwich altogether. All this for another measly ten cents? Yes please!
So last Friday, I tried Wendy’s Premium Cod Fillet to compare it to its Irish-sounding counterpart at the famous clown’s restaurant. It was good – but twice the price. Today, I was thinking about another competitor – Burger King. When I went to my local BK, I noticed that the menu was missing the fish sandwich that I remember – the Whaler. Apparently, they changed the name of the Whaler to the “Big Fish“. So I decided to give it a shot.
Burger King’s Big Fish
The consensus? Definitely worth your money – probably the most bang for your buck among the “big three’s” fish sandwiches. So if you’re trying to save money during Lent, check out the Big Fish. However, I still like the name “the Whaler” – it reminds me of the Hartford hockey team. Check out this great Whaler commercial from 1983.