Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Awesome Filet-O-Fish

We could tell, from the very minute we entered the New Hartford, NY McDonald's, that today's visit was going to be a winner.

First impression: the store was clean. Even the condiment station was immaculate. That always makes us feel good.

Next, the Filet-O-Fish sandwich. Yes, that marvelous creation that rises to the top of the charts during the Lenten season.

The McChronicles enjoyed the annual rehashing of the Filet-O-Fish sandwich history (in the media every Lent) by reading a fun article by Gannett's Paul Clark. Do click over - the article includes some cool images and facts. Here are but a few cool facts:

  • The Filet-O-Fish was created by a McDonald's store owner, Lou Groen, to stem the losses caused by his predominantly Catholic clientelle heading to a fish restaurnt every Friday.

  • Lou opened his first McDonald's in 1959.

  • Lou was a homeless teenager during the great depression.

  • Lou liquidated in 1986, he owned 43 McDonald's at the time.

  • 23% of all Filet-O-Fish sandwiches are purchased during the Lenten season.

OK, back to the sandwich. After reading the article we were in the mood. The order was placed (sans frommage) and then it happened. The McChronicles was delighted by the BEST Filet-O-Fish sandwiches ever tasted! Both sandwiches were prepared to perfection - EVERYTHING was done right. Kudos to the crew that prepared them.

The McChronicles: a blog about, not affiliated with, McDonald's.

Images: The McChronicles.


Tracy said...

Don't forget- Many stores have the 2 for 3$ deal going on. Your choice between 2 FOF or 2 Large Fries or one of each. (Must buy two items for the deal(you cant buy 1 FOF for 1.50))

Tracy said...

btw the picture looks like the buns were toasted...they should have been steamed!

McChronicles said...

AWESOME advice (2 for $3). Thanks for that.

The buns were steamed. The McChronicles loves the steamed buns and is considering how to customize something using them.

Anonymous said...

i think tracy is right. those buns look toasted. shame shame shame

Anonymous said...

i dont know why the filet o fish is soooooo good, and i dont wanna know. i believe the tartar sauce may contain crack.