Shamrock Shake fans are catching a lucky break.
More than a month before St. Patrick’s Day, McDonald’s popular minty shake is back at participating locations nationwide, the Oak Brook, Ill.-based fast-food chain announced.
The drink is slated to stick around for a week after the traditional Irish holiday through March 24, while supplies last.
The holiday shake has been a seasonal tradition for nearly 50 years and debuted in 1970. The light green drink is made with vanilla soft-serve ice cream, minty syrup and whipped topping.
Like other seasonal drinks, the Shamrock Shake has a fan following and eager devotees took to social media to voice their excitement.
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“Hi @McDonalds I’m overly excited and impatiently waiting for my first #ShamrockShake of 2019 I CANNOT WAIT ANY LONGER,” Twitter user @pacificeve tweeted to the company Thursday.
But since the shake is not rolling out to all locations, not everyone will be lucky enough to find it.
For the second year, McDonald’s has added a “Shamrock Shake Finder” to its mobile app to help track down the coveted drink. Enter your zip code on the shake finder to find participation locations. Also search for a location at www.mcdfinder.com.
The next McDonald’s limited item launches Wednesday when McCafé Donuts Sticks join the breakfast menu.
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