The Daily Press
McDonald’s Shamrock Shake & OREO Shamrock McFLURRY return to celebrate the season
PITTSBURGH — The first green of spring is right around the corner! McDonald’s Shamrock Shake has returned to local restaurants for a limited time. Again this year, customers have two different ways to enjoy the craveable Shamrock taste they know and love — how lucky is that?
• The Shamrock Shake features creamy, vanilla soft serve, blended with the unmistakable Shamrock Shake flavor and finished with a whipped topping for a delicious minty treat.
• The OREO® Shamrock McFlurry® features creamy, vanilla soft serve with the Shamrock Shake flavor and OREO® cookie pieces blended throughout. It’s a flavor combination that’s “mint” to be!
“We’ve been serving the iconic, cult-favorite Shamrock Shake for more than 50 years and it’s become synonymous with McDonald’s,” said McDonald’s Owner/Operator Joe Nyanko. “The one-ofa-kind Shamrock flavor in our OREO Shamrock McFlurry is a special delight!”
Legacy of the Shamrock Shake
The Shamrock Shake was created in 1967 by Hal Rosen, a Connecticut McDonald’s Owner/ Operator who made the delicious, mint shake in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. It debuted nationally in 1970 and was an instant success across the country.
In 1974, sales from the shake helped to build the very first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia. The mission began when the daughter of a Philadelphia Eagles player was being treated for leukemia. Together with Rosen, McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Eagles, the family raised enough funds through Shamrock Shake sales to help open the first Ronald McDonald House as a way to keep families close during difficult times.
OREO is a trademark of Mondelēz International group, used under license.