Thursday, March 17, 2016
St. Patrick's Day at the Hoop – 1956
As the half-page ad above shows, which ran in the Lorain Journal on the eve of the big day, there were a lot of tasty things going on at the Hoop, with your choice of either Irish Stew or Corned Beef & Cabbage for 80 cents.
The ad copy also mentions Irish Milk Shakes, predating McDonald's Shamrock Shakes by about 14 years. (According to this Huffington Post article, McDonald's Irish-themed shakes have been around since 1970.)
Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!