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How Thirsty Brands Are Watching the Eclipse Today

A guide to solar eclipse-themed deals around the country

Eclipse photo via Getty/Alejandro Pagni

The moon is blocking out the sun today for a brief window of time and, not surprisingly, food brands have a bad case of Eclipse 2017 Fever. Here’s a glimpse at some of the ways that restaurant chains across the country are trying to capitalize on this rare astrological phenomenon.

  • Pizza Hut created a video to show its customers how to turn discarded, oil-stained pizza boxes into eclipse viewing devices by applying some tin foil, tape, and paper.
  • As an eclipse special, Dairy Queen is offering a buy-one-get-one free deal for Blizzards from now through September 3.
  • Food delivery service DoorDash is dropping off half-moon eclipse cookies today for customers in Boston, New York, LA, and SF from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Customers can hit up the Eclipse Cookie Store in the DoorDash app to request free cookie delivery.
  • Northwest coffee chain Dutch Bros. actually gave away eclipse glasses to customers who ordered large drinks last week, but now the company is recalling those glasses. In a statement, the coffee chain warns its customers: “We purchased these glasses after receiving certification of ISO compliance from the manufacturer. Further investigation has led us to question this certification. Your safety is of the utmost importance to us, so we are issuing this voluntary recall.“

The eclipse brings a monumental culinary advancement: Mooncakes. Pancakes shaped like the moon. DEFINITELY not just our regular pancakes… $4 all you can eat Mooncakes.

Posted by Denny's on Monday, August 21, 2017

@saltadena's Eclipse Cake is so wonderful! Best I've seen yet! #eclipsecake #eclipse2017

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If you hear of any other notable and/or ridiculous eclipse day deals or giveaways, please share your findings with the Eater tipline.

All the Places to Get Good Deals and Freebies During the Solar Eclipse [CNN]
Total solar eclipse 2017: everything you need to know [Vox]