When Filet-O-Fish : This International Superstar Rocks in India Too

McDonald’s Filet-O-Fish is almost like simplicity in a burger box: It’s just a fish filet, a slice of cheese, and tartar sauce between two steamed buns—simple things that create a best-selling item that everyone’s been lovin’.

But do you know how this best-selling item came into existence? In the case of Filet-O-Fish, necessity was the mother of invention. During the 1960s, Lou Groen, who owned a McDonald’s in Cincinnati, USA, observed that people were not eating meat on Fridays since they were observing Lent. As a result, he decided to create a fish burger as an alternative to meat patties. Once he had the recipe in place, he went to the McDonald’s headquarters, but McDonald’s CEO Ray Kroc didn’t buy his idea immediately. Ray had thought of his own meat-free burger-a burger with a slice of grilled pineapple and cheese, named the Hula burger. When both the inventions were tested at selected restaurants, Groen’s fish burger was a clear winner. They sold 350 Filet-O-Fish burgers in comparison to only six Hula burgers.

One customer said, ‘I like the Hula, but where’s the burger?’

Today, Filet-O-Fish is sold all over the world, and its popularity is only increasing with every passing day. In India, it is also the only burger that has the same recipe as that at international outlets. In many Indian states, fish is loved as much as chicken, if not more. And Filet-O-Fish, being the only fish burger at McDonald’s, was bound to strike the right chord with people. The fish that goes into Filet-O-Fish is sourced from Kerala, owing to the abundance of good quality fish in the state. McDonald’s fish filet calories and other nutritional information are available in-store and on the app so that you can make an informed decision about what you consume. Relish this seafood delight in a burger at your closest McDonald’s outlet. Stay connected with the McDonald’s app for deals, value meals, and McDonald’s fish filet calorie info too . You can enjoy a Filet-O-Fish meal from the comfort of your home by ordering it from the McDelivery app or McDelivery website.

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