Wendy's hallmark square hamburgers and homey atmosphere were introduced in Columbus, Ohio, in 1969, and since that time the company has enjoyed phenomenal growth.
Wendy's International, Inc. is the operator, developer, and franchiser of the Wendy's restaurant chain, which is the number three hamburger chain in the United States, trailing McDonald's and Burger King. At the end of 2001, there were more than 6,000 Wendy's restaurants around the world; about 5,300 of these were located in the United States with the balance located in 26 other countries and territories.
The Lenten season means fish are showing up on the menus of restaurants for a limited time. Wendy’s sandwich size is larger than its rivals. It is made of a hand cut fillet of 100 percent cod and is coated with panko crumbs for extra crunch.
PANKO BREADED COD
Wendy's Copycat Recipe
4 cod fillets, (4-6 ounces cut to fit size of bun)
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
With flour, combine garlic and onion powders and salt and pepper on a plate for dredging. Mix together Panko, paprika and red pepper on another plate. In a bowl, whisk the egg and lemon juice well. Pat fillets with a paper towel. Dredge through the flour mixture. Swipe through the egg mixture. Coat with the Panko mixture. Place cod on a baking sheet that has been coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, turning half way through baking.
Notes: Wendy's serves the fish on a toasted bun with lettuce and tartar sauce.