Just when you thought the land of fast food promotions couldn't get any more convoluted, Panda Express is offering a free serving of Golden Szechuan fish with any purchase-- you know, so you can have another meal with your meal. This April Fool's Day deal, which they're promoting as April Fish Day due to some alleged connection to a European tradition that still doesn't make sense because it's allegedly a Chinese food restaurant, is definitely silly, but we're not sure we want to eat fish from Panda Express even if it's free.
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According to Panda Express, the new fish dish uses "100 percent wild-caught North Pacific Cod" that's "lightly battered" and then served with snap peas, red bell pepper, and a "sweet and tangy Szechuan sauce." While the company says that the fish and veggie entree is a healthy alternative, we're pretty sure any time you batter and fry something and then cover it in a sugar glaze, it becomes not healthy-- like a cod doughnut.
If you're hankering for some free fast food fish, consequences be damned, you can visit Panda Express' website to print out the coupon.