Posted March 17th, 2014 @ 4:40am by 8 things you probably didn
Happy St. Patrick's Day- it's the McDonald's Shamrock Shake's day to shine! Here are some things you may not have known about the green, ice-cream concoction...
1. First of all, how did we get the Shamrock Shake?
In 1974, after years of watching his 3-year-old daughter undergo treatment for leukemia and effectively living at St. Christopher's Hospital For Children, Philadelphia Eagles player Fred Hill thought there should be a better way. He reached out to the community to raise money for families that couldn't afford hotel rooms while their sick children were being treated. The Eagles' GM connected with a local McDonald's ad agency and the restaurant's regional manager, and together they created the St. Patrick's Day Green Milkshake promotion. Proceeds from the seasonal promotion sales went to purchase a house in Philadelphia, a "home away from home" for families dealing with a sick child. (Huffington Post)