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St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on March 6, 2017 by TravelCenters of America LLC

St. Patrick's Day

Why the Corned Beef?!

Come into a participating Iron Skillet or Country Pride restaurants on March 17th and try our delicious ½ lb. Corned Beef Sandwich, with fries and a pickle. So come in and celebrate the “luck of the Irish” with us!

So why do we eat corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day? This story is interpreted in many different ways. However, there are a few facts similar between all stories. In summary, corned beef was never a common occurrence in Ireland before the Irish started migrating to America. When the Irish got off the boats in America, they enjoyed corned beef because the lack of beef in Ireland made the meat more of a luxury to Irish Americans. So the meat of choice for Irish immigrants was corned beef and this became a standard for generations to come.

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