The luck of the Irish isn’t on the side of foodies trying to score a Shamrock Shake in Tampa Bay this month.
So, when McDonald’s said the shake was back last month, they didn’t mean everywhere.
It appears that there there’s no “getting your mint” on in the state of Florida.
You are supposed to be able to locate a shake with the official Shamrock Shake Finder app on your phone, but WFLA News Channel 8 put in zip codes from around the state and couldn’t find any shake locations.
We reached out to McDonald’s about finding Shamrock Shakes in Tampa Bay and got this response:
“Unfortunately, this market isn’t featuring them this year. It is a seasonal, promo item as you know; and not all markets get it each year,” said spokeswoman Keisha Boyd with H&L Partners Advertising Agency.
The popularity with the shake is that it is seasonal and “not offered at every McDonald’s.” We’ve also seen reports that you can’t get the shake in Texas either.
McDonald’s first introduced the shake in 1970 when it was called the St. Patrick’s Day Shake. It has since grown a cult-like following.
You can raise your glass this St. Patrick’s Day in Tampa Bay, but not your green shake.
@McDonalds I’ve bought the #ShamrockShake every year, religiously for some 20 years of my life. It is a yearly tradition for me and I cannot tell how disappointed I am in learning, apparently, no McDonalds in Central and Southern Florida is offering them!? EXPLAIN YOURSELF!!! 😡— S. Robert Boettcher (@SamXbob) March 8, 2019
I love that @McDonalds is just ignoring everyone from the ENTIRE state of Florida regarding not a single restaurant offering the #ShamrockShake.
But meanwhile…..@Arbys pic.twitter.com/xsT3QrU3xh— Crystal (@cbg_photos) March 4, 2019
Was looking forward to our annual #ShamrockShake run with the kiddos, which only last until 3/24 – but apparently @McDonalds doesn’t think central Florida needs them this year.
Just another reason to avoid the Golden Arches.
Time for a new sugary fun tradition. Any suggestions?— George Bassen (@georgebassen) March 11, 2019