Who can resist a deal like that? Sure, some of you foodies may protest, "Steph, what about a nicely crusted wild salmon filet, served over a bed of arugula with a balsamic reduction and a bed of hand-picked wild rice?" To which I say, "Feh." How can you even compare that against the flaky crust, the oozing tartar sauce, and the slice of radiantly orange cheese.
Folks, just like you cannot approach Easter without Lenten sacrifice and a hot cross bun (with the icky jellied fruit bits picked out), so too with the Filet-o-Fish sandwich.
The inventor of the Filet-o-Fish, Lou Groen, owned a McDonald's franchise in Ohio. He noticed a decline in sales on Fridays due to the fact that his neighborhood was heavily Catholic. Groen developed a fish sandwich that he took to Ray Kroc. Kroc had already planned to sell what he called a "Hula Burger", which was naught but a slice of pineapple on a hamburger bun - blecchhh. Kroc and Groen agreed to put both on the menu and keep the one that sold the most . . . and the rest is history.
So if you happen to spy someone enjoying this culinary creation, remind them to thank a Catholic.