McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Returns to San Diego-Area Restaurants Making Everyone’s Day Lucky

For the First-Time Ever the Beloved Minty Milkshake is Available Nationwide

SAN DIEGO – February 28, 2012 – The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived as McDonald’s McCafé brings the cherished, mint-flavored, Shamrock Shake back to San Diego restaurants! This year, for the first-time ever, the seasonal St. Patrick’s Day beverage will be available not just in San Diego, but to customers nationwide.

The exciting national roll-out has already begun and the Shamrock Shake is scheduled to be available through March 25, while supplies last. The Shamrock Shake joins the McCafé line up annually around St. Patrick’s Day for a limited time and has only been available at select locations – until now.

“San Diego customers experience the simple joy of McCafé beverages – like Lattes, Iced Coffees and Mochas – every day, but the Shamrock Shake is a special seasonal treat designed to get everyone in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit,” said Phil Palumbo, president of the San Diego County McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association.

The famously green milkshake is made with McDonald’s creamy vanilla reduced fat ice cream, Shamrock Shake syrup and topped with whipped cream and a cherry. The Shake has a devoted following and its annual availability is eagerly anticipated by loyal fans.

Local Shamrock Shake fans can stay up to date on San Diego County McDonald’s news and share their love for the minty shake by following @MySanDiegoMcD on Twitter and including #ShamrockShake in tweets.

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