The result was a snorkel-like, multi-holed straw that the chain deemed " a spectacularly unnecessary product" but still made 2,000 of them that they'll be handing out at a few select locations starting February 24, 2017. They call it the "STRAW," which is an acronym for "Suction Tube for Reverse Axial Withdrawal."
Here's a video explaining the idea behind the STRAW and how they created it:
If you're hoping to luck out and get one of the straws, you can get one with the purchase of a Chocolate Shamrock Shake, while the extremely limited supply lasts, starting on the following dates and times at the following locations:
February 24, 2017
1208 6th Avenue, SE, Decatur, AL at 10:45 AM
8660 Sierra College Boulevard, Roseville, CA at 6:00 PM
410 Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA at 12:00 PM
101 South Westover, Albany, GA at 11:00 AM
1105 Northside Drive, Atlanta, GA at 3:00 PM
1375 Broadway Ave. Boise, ID
2322 7th Street West, St. Paul, MN at 11:30 AM
326 S. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ at 12:00 PM
160 Broadway (Wall Street) New York, NY at 12:00 PM
1510 Deer Park Ave. North Babylon, NY at 12:00 PM
1533 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC at 11:00 AM
4608 Hwy. 58, Chattanooga, TN at 9:05 AM
4439 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, TX at 12:00 PM
1302 Westheimer, Houston, TX at 11:00 AM
4717 US Highway 83, Laredo, TX at 4:00 PM
1610 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX at 4:00 PM
4590 Southmost Road, Brownsville, TX at 4:00 PM
3550 N. Digital Drive, Lehi, UT at 10:45 AM
March 1, 2017
80 Old Valley School Rd, Danville, PA at 5:00 AM
The chain will also be giving away a few STRAWs via their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Of course, you can also just forgo the STRAW, and stir the two layers of the Chocolate Shamrock Shake together with a regular straw.
Photo via McDonald's.