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meghansimons Mar 19, 2007 10:48 AM

I'm dying to find a McDonalds that carries a Shamrock Shake (for St. Patty's Day). Anyone find one in NYC or Brooklyn?

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    davisready Mar 19, 2007 10:49 AM

    What exactly is a shamrock shake?

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      jrw8127 Mar 19, 2007 10:52 AM

      Basically a mint milkshake. I haven't seen one in years - I'm interested to see if anyone can find a McD's that carries them.

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      1. re: jrw8127
        Spoony Bard Mar 19, 2007 11:18 AM

        I did some research last year to no avail. Here's a link:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/272353

        Looks like you have to leave Manhattan for any chance at one.

        And is it worth it? Erik M. doesn't think so (though rworange disagrees), from this thread last year:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/301698

        Since I don't have the nostalgia thing working, I'm not losing sleep over it. Far better to go to Shake Shack on Sunday, 3/25 and get a mint chocolate chip frozen custard.

        http://shakeshacknyc.com/03.07%20Cust...

      2. ronoc Mar 19, 2007 11:03 AM

        Gothamist was on this last week and got the company to admit that NYC doesn't carry them - though not why
        http://www.gothamist.com/2007/03/16/t...

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        1. re: ronoc
          Spoony Bard Mar 19, 2007 12:02 PM

          Actually gothamist was just quoting the Daily News:

          http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/...

          Also of note, they talked to a Boston McD's worker who says they'll have it all summer long there. Shall we reconnoiter north?

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          missjeanne Mar 19, 2007 11:05 AM

          NYC doesn't carry them - the closest is Jersey (Trenton was the closest, I think). I just read an article on this somewhere but I can't remember right now. I will post if I can find because it was really interesting. Regions can decide to carry certain things...apparantly NYC and bouroughs focus on coffee and iced coffee preferrentially based on customer demand.

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            dw438 Mar 20, 2007 01:15 PM

            Believe it or else ... the McDonald's smack in the center of Cork City, Ireland had Shamrock Shakes for St. Patrick's Day. True story.

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              mrnyc Mar 20, 2007 02:16 PM

              no surprize, a nyc mcdonalds usually doesnt carry mustard either.

            2. brooklynbrownie Mar 16, 2008 07:36 PM

              Any chance of a shamrock shake sighting this year?

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