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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.

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