The original McD’s fish sandwich from Cincinnati was nothing like …

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The original McD’s fish sandwich from Cincinnati was nothing like the square fish thing they serve today. The original filet-o-fish from Lou Groen’s McD restaurants contained two 3″ perfectly fried logs of halibut with a little shredded lettuce and tarter sauce for 39 cents (back in the mid 1960’s). If you wanted a slice of cheese, they added 5 cents. The McD hamburger was 15 cents. Back then, the main competitor in Cincy was Frisch’s Big Boy restaurants. They had a fish sandwich that, in essence, Groen copied – only with smaller “logs” of halibut, and for less money. They were both extremely good…especially after Friday night high school football games with fried, a small coke, and your date.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.