Attention Lent observers!
Chick-fil-A is now offering a couple new menu items for a limited time for everyone who observes Lent.
What Is Lent?
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday – March 6th this year – and lasts approximately six weeks until Easter Sunday. Ash Wednesday is a day of repentance, where Christians attend church and get a cross on their forehead made of ash.
During Lent, Christians give something up such as candy or sweets, favorite food, television, or even social media, while Catholics are not supposed to eat meat on Ash Wednesday or Fridays until Lent is over.
The reason people give up their favorite things for Lent is to replicate the hardships Jesus felt during his 40 days in the desert.
Chick-fil-A’s Got Your Back
It is pretty common for Catholics and other Christians to choose to give up meat for the entirety of Lent. Fish is not considered meat, so Chick-fil-A has unveiled a few new fish items that will be sold for a limited time only.
The Fish Sandwich as well as the Deluxe Fish Sandwich, and Fish Fingers (or nuggets) are now available until April 20th for Lent, according to their official website.
Starting March 6th!!! Anyone out there observe Lent? Well if you do or just want another option from us for a little bit here you go!! We will be offering a Fish sandwich or Fish finger basket (2 or 3 piece) for Lent!! Yes, you heard that right, Chick-fil-A will be serving FISH!! pic.twitter.com/l0NirOxEUz
— Chickfila Exp at CU (@ChickfilaExpCU) February 26, 2019
Not only are Chick-fil-A customers thrilled by this announcement, so are its employees!
The Fairview Heights, Illinois location shared their excitement on Twitter with a cute poem:
“Rose’s are red | The ocean is blue | Welcome to Chick-fil-A | We sell fish here too!”
Rose's are red | The ocean is blue | Welcome to Chick-fil-A | We sell fish here too! ?
Our Fish is finally back!! ? Try it as a Sandwich or just the fillets for a limited time! #CFAFVH #ChickfilaFishSandwich pic.twitter.com/SRCYZr1WaM
— CFA Fairview Heights (@CFAFVH) March 6, 2019
The Chick-fil-A website encourages customers to check with their local location to make sure they carry fish items.
Do you observe Lent? Are you going to try one of these? Let us know!