After 5.1, Farrell’s ‘Quake Shake’ Proceeds to Benefit Red Cross

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Several days after video captured at a Brea Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour showed the impact of the magnitude-5.1 La Habra earthquake, the restaurant chain was offering a “Rocky Road Quake Shake.”


Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours posted this image on its Facebook page in conjunction with an announcement about its “Rocky Road Quake Shake” promotion.

All proceeds from the $4.99 shake — which incorporates chocolate and marshmallow swirl, topped with whipped cream, almonds and a cherry — will go to the American Red Cross, according to Farrell’s.

The 5.1-magnitude La Habra quake on March 28 was felt widely in Southern California and has been followed by hundreds of aftershocks.

Surveillance video from the ice-cream chain’s Brea location showed guests crawling under tables on Friday night as the restaurant began to rock, with overhanding lamps swung back and forth. No one was injured.

Four days later, a magnitude-8.2 temblor struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday night, killing six people. It too was followed by many aftershocks.

“These earthquakes are a sharp reminder to Californians that California’s ‘Big One’ could come at any time and everyone needs to be prepared,” Farrell’s said in an announcement on its Quake Shake.

The confection will be offered through Sunday at the Southern California-based chain’s seven locations. Those who purchase the shake will get a brochure on earthquake preparedness, according to Farrell’s.

The chain hoped to raise $10,000, according to its page at, which was also accepting direct contributions.