If you haven’t heard about the solar eclipse happening on Aug. 21, you’ve been living on another planet.
Experts predict as many as 7.4 million people will temporarily migrate to towns in the path of “totality” this weekend — areas where the moon will completely block out the sun — resulting in what could be the biggest traffic jam in history. But if road trips mean one thing, it’s plenty of fast food stops along the way.
Luckily, companies all across America are eager to celebrate the solar eclipse, too, even if they have no connection to science or astronomy. Here are some fun food deals you can scoop up as you hit the road this weekend.
And be rejoice, because the last time the U.S. had a coast to coast eclipse it was 1918 and there weren’t many cars around for long road trips, and there definitely weren’t any Dairy Queen Blizzards! gasp!
Stop by Dairy Queen from Aug. 21 until Sept. 3 for a buy-one-get-one for 99 cents deal on all Blizzards.
“We love any excuse to celebrate with our fans,” Maria Hokanson, American Dairy Queen Corporation’s executive vice president of marketing, said in a statement. “What better way to watch the eclipse or enjoy the last lazy days of summer than with a Blizzard BOGO?”
To celebrate the blackness of the eclipse, Krispy Kreme will debut the first-ever chocolate glazed doughnut. This limited time offering is only available on the day of the solar eclipse, Aug. 21, and also during evening Hot Light hours on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20.
Denny’s is joining the solar eclipse fun by offering $4 All You Can Eat “Mooncakes.”
“Inspired by the upcoming solar eclipse, Denny’s is celebrating this once-in-a-lifetime event with delicious, moon-shaped Buttermilk Pancakes,” the company said in a release. “The Mooncakes will be available for one day only, but America can continue to experience Denny’s regular pancakes — which look a lot like the moon — every other day of the year.”
Considering Denny’s $4 All You Can Eat Pancakes is a regular menu item, it’s not exactly a deal, but it’s still a fun way to celebrate this astrological anomaly.
The fast-food chain is offering slashes and Caramel Mocha Frosts for just 99 cents from Aug. 21 through Aug. 27.
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Oreo shakes (renamed Fly Me To The Moon shakes) will be just $1.99 all day on Aug. 21.
Hostess named its Golden CupCakes the official snack cake of the solar eclipse — no doubt it’s yellow cake smothered with chocolate icing invokes ideas of moon covering up the sun. To celebrate, the sweet treats company is handing out the delicious cakes to anyone stopping by its observation point near its Kansas City, MO headquarters.
Okay, so there’s no discount offered here. But how much fun will Moon Pies add to your eclipse watching party? If you’re lucky enough to be in the Columbus or Denver areas, you might be able to score some cakes for free.
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