Nobody is more knowledgeable about the Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich than John Li, Vice President of Culinary Innovation. We spoke with him about this savory sandwich to break down its delectable flavor profile. Here’s the yummy details:
How can I get my hands on the Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich right away?
We never bury the lead. For the greatest fish sandwich near you, visit your local Wendy’s and get the Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich in-restaurant or through the Wendy’s app.
Don’t want to leave the couch? Do not worry. Order directly to your door via the Wendy’s app or our delivery partners DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, and Uber Eats.
Could you please tell us more about the fish fillet?
Our Wild Alaskan Pollock fillet has a similar flavor profile to cod, with white flaky meat sourced from the world’s largest certified sustainable fishery.
Independent third parties conduct scientific study to estimate Wild Alaskan Pollock populations in the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska.
According to these estimations, only approximately 15% of the population is captured each year, leaving a large population to thrive for future generations.
Furthermore, Wild Alaskan Pollock has traceability incorporated into the supply chain, which is an important aspect of Wendy’s culinary concept, Fast culinary Done Right.
Learn more about our responsible food procurement practices here.
What is on the Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich?
We know we’ve got a winner with our Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich, so we’re keeping it the same this year.
Enjoy our Wild-Caught Alaskan Pollock fillet wrapped in crispy panko breading, topped with lettuce, a piece of American cheese, pickles, and creamy dill tartar sauce, all on our premium bun.
Can you tell me more about the flavor characteristics of the Wild Alaskan Pollock sandwich?
We take pride in offering what we think to be the best all-around fish sandwich among fast food businesses.
The buttery flakiness of the Wild Alaskan Pollock fillet is complemented by savory overtones of garlic and onion, prompting our customers to enjoy the texture, flavor, and crispiness of the fish sandwich.
Then we get to the cheese. We know our customers appreciate adding a slice of creamy cheese, so we included a slice of American cheese to balance off the crunchiness of the Wild Alaskan Pollock fillet, lettuce, and pickles.
What do you think works best with the Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich?
The buttery Wild Alaskan Pollock fillet, along with our Hot & Crispy potatoes, is a savory lover’s dream. Looking to go all-in with garlic?
Our Hot & Crispy garlic fries are the perfect accompaniment to the garlic and onion flavors in our fish sandwich. To relieve your thirst, I propose complementing our fish sandwich with an ice-cold Coke® from the Coca-Cola Freestyle® machine.
Is the Wendy’s fish sandwich available without cheese?
Of course. Our sandwiches are created fresh to order, so you may always modify them.
How much is Wendy’s fish sandwich?
The Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich costs approximately $5.89* at your nearest Wendy’s, though prices may vary by location.
Does Wendy’s serve fish sandwiches all year?
Our Crispy Panko Fish Sandwich is available nationwide for a limited time each year. Beginning Monday, February 20, 2023, Wendy’s will offer the popular fish sandwich on its menus across the US.
However, certain shops may serve this fan-favorite fish sandwich year-round, so visit to the Wendy’s app to place your order today or use our location finder to discover the Wendy’s nearest you.