Krispy Kreme, McDonald’s, Dunkin’, Chili’s, Arby’s


St. Patrick’s Day 2020 is today, Tuesday, March 17. It is a holiday for the people of Ireland and those with Irish descent to celebrate St. Patrick, often with parades, parties, food, and drinks. Many restaurants and fast food places, like McDonald’s, Krispy Kreme, Chili’s, Arby’s, Dunkin’, and Dairy Queen will celebrate the holiday with special, sometimes limited-edition, usually green, St.Patrick’s Day-themed food and drinks. But why do we celebrate St. Patrick?

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was born in the late 4th century in Roman Britain but kidnapped and taken to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. St. Patrick escaped but returned to Ireland to convert the Irish to Christianity. He established monasteries, churches, and schools and legend says he drove the snakes out of Ireland.

  • When is St. Patrick’s Day 2020? St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, as St. Patrick died on this day in the year 461.
  • How many pints of Guinness are consumed on St. Patrick’s Day worldwide? More than 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed on St. Patrick’s Day worldwide.

St Patrick’s Day 2020 Deals

  • Arby’s
  • Baked by Melissa
  • Bennigan’s
  • Chili’s
  • Dairy Queen
  • Dunkin’
  • Jack in the Box
  • Krispy Kreme
  • McDonald’s
  • Mrs. Fields
  • Ruby’s Diner
  • TGI Fridays


Go green on St. Patty’s Day 2020 with a mint chocolate shake from Arby’s, available in 12oz, 16oz, 24oz, and 32oz options for a limited time.

Baked by Melissa

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Baked by Melissa is selling Pot O’ Gold Cupcakes, Shamrock Shuffle Cupcakes, Lucky Treat, and Lucky Us box sets, for a limited time ending today, March 17.


Bennigan’s is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2020 by serving up drinks like Paddy’s Island Ice Tea, Irish Rainbow, and Celtic Iced Tea, and food like Paddy’s Famous Poutine Pub Fries and Reuben Fritters.

Chili's Jameson Margarita St Patrick's Day
Chili’s Margarita of the Month is a Jameson Margarita, made with Irish whiskey.


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2020 at Chili’s by trying The Lucky Jameson Margarita for $5. The Jameson Margarita by Chili’s is made from Jameson Irish whiskey, Lunazul Blanco tequila, triple sec and fresh sour.

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen’s Blizzard of the Month is the Mint Oreo Blizzard, which will join another green menu item the Mint Shake, which is made from creme de menthe blended with vanilla soft serve. Both green drinks will be available at Dairy Queen throughout the month, ideal for St. Patrick’s Day.


Dunkin’ is serving a Shamrock donut throughout March to celebrate St. Patty’s Day 2020. If you don’t mind waiting a few days, Dunkin’ is offering members of Dunkin’s DD Perks Rewards Program a free donut with the purchase of any beverage every Friday in March. Why not get an Irish Creme to go with your Shamrock donut?

Krispy Kreme St Patrick's Day
Krispy Kreme is serving up green doughnuts for St. Patrick’s Day.
Krispy Kreme

Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box is offering its guests 20 percent off any purchase made through the Jack in the Box mobile app from March 17 until March 20, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is celebrating St. Patrick’s day by turning its doughnuts green. According to Krispy Kreme, mischievous leprechauns have found their way into Krispy Kreme shops across the country and are turning doughnuts green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

“Our new festive green doughnuts are a twist of luck, but those sneaky leprechauns need to answer for their mischief. So, we created a doughnut that looks just like a pot of gold but is filled with enough Irish Kreme to catch them,” says Krispy Kreme. “We will only be able to capture a few each day, so catch a Leprechaun Trap Doughnut if you can! They’re deliciously rare.”

McDonald's Shamrock Shake St Patrick's Day
McDonald’s is serving a Shamrock Shake and a Shamrock Oreo McFlurry throughout March for St. Patrick’s Day.


McDonald’s Shamrock Shake—made with vanilla soft serve blended and Shamrock Shake syrup—is back for the first time since 2017. And for a special St. Patty’s Day 2020 celebration, McDonald’s has also created the Shamrock Oreo McFlurry, which is a soft serve vanilla ice cream blended with Shamrock Shake and crushed Oreo pieces.

Plus, when you order either a Shamrock Shake or an Oreo Shamrock McFlurry with the McDonald’s app Mobile Order and Mobile Pay, you’ll be entered into a contest to win The Golden Shamrock Shake, which is an 18-karat gold cup encrusted with real diamonds and emeralds valued at nearly $100,000.