AUSTIN, TEXAS — Long John Silver’s has joined forces with Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood, to serve two Good Catch offerings at five locations in California and Georgia.
Good Catch Plant-Based Fish-Free Fillets and Plant-Based Breaded Crab-Free Cakes mark Long John Silver’s first plant-based seafood offerings. The seafood alternatives are made with Good Catch’s proprietary six-legume blend, which includes peas, chickpeas, lentils, soy, fava beans and navy beans, and feature a light and crispy wheat flour breading. The Fish-Free Fillet has a flaky whitefish texture encased in a crispy breading, while the entree-sized Crab-Free Cakes have a lump crabmeat-like texture and feature the flavor of crab with sweet peppers, green onions, parsley and spice.
“We’re excited to propel change in quick-service restaurants by teaming up with Long John Silver’s,” said Christine Mei, chief executive officer of Gathered Foods. “With the plant-based seafood sector expected to grow twelve-fold in the next 10 years to $1.3 billion, there’s room for dramatic growth. We’re proud to fuel the momentum by delivering the delicious taste, unmistakable texture, and comparable protein that consumers crave.”
The new menu items include the Plant-Based Platter, which features two Fish-Free Fillets, two Crab-Free Cakes and two sides; two plant-based meal options featuring Fish-Free Fillets or Crab-Free Cakes, each served with two sides; plus Fish-Free Fillets and Crab-Free Cakes as à la carte add-ons to any meal.
“We work with partners who share the vision of fishing smarter with less environmental impact, an aspect that we know is very important to Good Catch,” said Christopher Caudill, vice president of marketing for Long John Silver’s. “We're proud to have their plant-based products on our menu as a way to open our doors to a wider customer base who want to experience tasty seafood products in a more sustainable way.”
Good Catch plant-based seafood will be served for a limited time while supplies last at five Long John Silver’s locations in Newnan, Ga.; Albany, Ga.; Bakersfield, Calif.; Sacramento, Calif.; and Clovis, Calif.