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Shamrock Shake

I need to begin by stating that I don't like McDonalds. I haven't eaten any of their "food" in a long time. However, every spring I do see to find myself helplessly in their drive-thru in need of a Shamrock Shake. So last night, I made my way over there craving that delightful fake mint flavor and much to my surprise, the kid working the window didn't know what I was talking about. He had apparently never heard of such a thing. So what's up with that? I recently moved to Virginia from Chicago, are Shamrock Shakes a regional thing? Do people on the east coast get denied the glory of fake minty goodness?

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  1. I've had one and LOVED it (and I'm a native) but I think they stopped bringing them around in the ones I went to. But my Mcdonald's could be an exception.

    I also really liked those candy cane sundays and they stopped having those too. Dang!

    1. It must be a regional thing. I am from the South. I have never had one, seen one, or even heard of Shamrock Shakes until I ran across the topic on Chowhound last March.

      1. they've been offered around Atlanta in years past, haven't seen it this year, though.

        1. They were definitely in NYC in the 80s. No clue if they're around now.

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          1. re: Chris VR

            I asked a day before St Patrick's in my suburban NYC McDonald's and they'd never heard of them. Another customer said that not in New York State, period.

            I used to get them near Boston growing up....

          2. I, too, fall victim to the siren call of the Shamrock Shake every year. Here in RI, not every McDonalds carries them, though. I think it's the decision of the franchise owner. I found one that seems to have them (Bald Hill Rd, Warwick) year after year so I haven't strayed to search for another.