Make Your Friends Green With Envy With This Freebie from McAlister’s Deli

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Is there anything better than a day when people get rip-roaring drunk and stumble around town faking awful Irish accents while pinching innocent passers-by because of the color of their clothing?

Honestly, I can think of a few better ways to spend an evening — although that might make me a bit of a buzzkill.

However, I’ll take any excuse to celebrate. And now one restaurant chain is giving us good reason: On March 17, McAlister’s Deli will give away free cups of green tea to customers wearing green.

How to Get Your Green Tea

It’s really as simple as throwing on the first green thing you find in your closet, showing up at a participating McAlister’s Deli location and dining in.  

Just make sure to call your nearest McAlister’s Deli location to confirm that it’s indeed joining in on the St. Patrick’s Day fun.

And if you’re looking for something to go with your green tea, you can try the limited-edition Reuben Spud. While this one isn’t free, it’s a dish that’s sort of Irish adjacent: a baked potato topped with corned beef, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing and Swiss cheese. Happy St. Patrick’s Day?

Green Tea, or Green Tea?

Longtime fans of the deli know that last year, McAlister’s announced it would add green tea and mango-flavored green tea to its famed ice tea lineup as part of its commitment to supporting “a healthier planet, stronger forests and an improved quality of life for farming communities.”

McAlister’s sources the tea through sustainable practices as it works to promote “a greener McAlister’s and a greener earth.”

Now that’s some truly green tea.

Your Turn: Will you pick up your free green tea on St. Patrick’s Day?

Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.