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New Popeyes Cajun Flounder Sandwich Spotted In The USA

Photo courtesy of @the_undead_foodie1 on Instagram.

With Lent fast approaching, many quick-service spots are starting to gear up for the season with a variety of new and returning seafood options.

It looks like Popeyes is going the route of something new, as we’ve gotten word that a new Cajun Flounder Snadiwch has been spotted in the USA.

Texas-based @the_undead_foodie1 posted a photo of the find on Instagram. Based on the menu shot they located, the fish sandwich appears to be selling for $4.49.

This appears to be confirmed by Instagram duo @mnmtwinz, who are based on the East Coast. They also shared photos of the new Cajun Flounder Sandwich, along with a new basket of Crispy Cajun Shrimp.

According to @mnmtwinz, the Flounder Sandwich is a cajun-bread filet of flounder, tartar sauce, and pickles on a brioche bun. It appears to be attempting to emulating the viral success of the original Popeyes Chicken Sandwich. The Instagram duo noted that they liked the fish sandwich slightly more than the shrimp, although both were “bangers.”

With the wide spread of this flounder sandwich and shrimp, these seem to be items geared up for a nationwide Lenten release, and The Fast Food Post seems to confirm as much in a story about the new seafood items.

Foodbeast has reached out to Popeyes to confirm if that’s the case, and will follow up once we know more.

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Study Shows Half The Sushi You Eat At L.A. Restaurants Are Mislabeled

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If you live in Los Angeles, chances are your favorite sushi spot isn’t actually serving you the fish you ordered.

The folks over at UCLA and Loyola Marymount conducted a study together from 2012 to 2015, and found that a whopping 47 percent of the sushi fish they ordered, was mislabeled.

While randomly visiting LA sushi restaurants over the years, they ran DNA tests on everything they ordered like they were on Maury.

In that time, they put in 43 orders of halibut sushi, and according to their tests, not once did they ever receive real halibut, with 90 percent actually being flounder. Similarly, with their 32 red snapper orders, every single piece of sushi was some other type of fish.

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If you’re a fan of bluefin, you’ll be happy to know that every one of the studied orders turned out to be bluefin, so there’s no funny business happening with it.

Last, but definitely not least, out of 47 orders of salmon, only six of them proved to be a different fish. At least salmon orders are mostly honest.

It’s not just at restaurants either, their studies found a similarly high mislabeling at supermarkets, as well.

It really sucks that Angelenos have been duped for all these years, but at least you can be more conscious of your halibut and red snappers. Next time, perhaps ask some questions if you feel sketch about your sushi order.