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McDonald’s Credits Christians in Success Story of Prominent Menu Item

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The Filet-O-Fish sandwich at McDonald’s has a surprising connection to Catholics, with its creation in 1962 by a franchisee aiming to cater to Catholic customers abstaining from meat on Fridays for Lent.

Despite founder Ray Kroc’s skepticism, the sandwich became a huge success, outselling his alternative, the Hula Burger.

“Kroc made a deal with Groen that they would sell the Hula Burger and the Filet-O-Fish on a Friday, and whichever sandwich sold the most would be added to the permanent menu,” the company posted.

The sandwich sells around 300 million units annually, with a significant portion of sales during Lent.

The story highlights how Christian influence, particularly from Catholics, continues to shape culture, similar to how the Filet-O-Fish has become a staple offering.

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