Eclipse 2024 Guide: Food, beverage specials for Great American Eclipse

The next total solar eclipse, when the moon comes between us and the sun, is happening on April 8. The eclipse will begin at sunrise over the Pacific Ocean and then cut through Mexico and cross the United States from Texas to Maine. Most of North America will see a partial eclipse, but many people will also be in the path of the total eclipse.

Several restaurants will be offering specials in honor of the unusual event. The next total solar eclipse in North America won't happen until August 2044. 

Food/Beverage Specials

Applebee's is offering the Perfect Eclipse Margarita through April 14. The drink features Patron Premium Silver Blanco Tequila and Citronge Orange Liqueur with a dash of Monin Blue Raspberry, Passion Fruit, and lemon and lime. 

Burger King is offering free Whoppers to celebrate the solar eclipse on April 8. The exclusive offer is for Royal Perk members who text ECLIPSE to 251251. Fans can then redeem the buy-one-get-one offer by ordering on the app and online at through April 15. 

Dippin’ Dots is offering a 25% discount for online orders at  for customers who use the promo code eclipse25. The deal isn’t redeemable in-store.

Dunkin' is offering $3 medium cold brews through the mobile app in celebration of the solar eclipse. And while it's not a deal, Dunkin' classic Boston Kreme donut does look a lot like the eclipse. 

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is offering four cosmic ice creams and edible space dust to celebrate the solar eclipse: Nebula Berry (tart like blueberry, vibrant like a raspberry), Cosmic Bloom (citrusy like a mandarin, refreshing like a kiwi, punchy like passion fruit), Purple Star Born (Concord grape and puckery-like blackcurrants), and Supermoon (taste like candied violet and marshmallows). Space Dust is a fizzy popping candy topping from a distant galaxy. Additionally, Jeni's will be offering exclusive branded eclipse glasses with purchase in local scoop shops. And, customers can customers can enhance their favorite Punk Stargonaut flavor(s) with Space Dust for just $0.50. Also, mark your calendars for eclipse day (April 8), when Space Dust will be free with any Punk Stargonaut flavor purchase!

Krispy Kreme is offering the new "Total Solar Eclipse Doughnut" in honor of the big event. It is an original glazed doughnut dipped in black chocolate with silver sprinkles. There's also a whole Oreo cookie in the center and buttercream made with Oreo pieces. The new doughnut will be available between April 5 and 8 while supplies last at participating locations. 

Moon Pie is celebrating the solar eclipse with a limited-edition Eclipse carton of chocolate mini treats. It is being offered at stores nationwide and online. 

"The solar eclipse of 2017 was massive for us, but we knew we had to go even bigger this time," said Tory Johnston, vice president of sales and marketing at Chattanooga Bakery, Inc. "It's the day the moon wins, and the sun goes down! So we wanted to

O'Charley's Restaurant + Bar is offering specials in celebration of the solar eclipse. The Solar-bration will include a curbside offer of $5 Famous Chicken Tenders, Fries and Coke (carryout only) or $5 NMargOritas for those who dine inside. 

Pizza Hut is offering large pizzas for just $12 to celebrate the solar eclipse. This promotion is applicable for create-your-own (up to 10 toppings) or recipe pizzas and includes Thin ‘N Crispy®, Hand Tossed Pizza, and Original Pan® Pizza. The offer is valid for carryout, dine-in, and delivery.

Raising Cane's is offering fans to win free Cane's for 20 years. Just visit on eclipse morning, April 8, to enter for a chance to win Free Cane’s for 20 Years. Plus, every entry earns a mobile code for a free toast, valid April 8 through 14. Hurry, entries close at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 8! Additionally, journey along the "Path of Toast-tality" and receive a complimentary Texas toast with every Combo purchased at any of the 190+ restaurants along the eclipse's path. 

Smoothie King is offering its new Eclipse Berry Blitz smoothie made with bananas, wild blueberries, apples, blueberry juice blend, white grape-lemon juice blend, protein blend, and blue spirulina. Smoothie King stores in the path of the total eclipse will be handing out branded eclipse glasses with the purchase of the themed smoothie. 


Sonic Drive-In is offering the Blackout Slush Float LTO from through May 5. The black-colored slush tastes like cotton candy and dragon fruit. It also comes with a pair of eclipse safety glasses. Sonic locations within the path of totality will host drive-in viewing parties. 

SunChips is partnering with astronaut and researcher Kellie Gerardi to give away limited-edition SunChips for 4 minutes and 27 seconds (estimated duration of the solar eclipse's totality) at 1:33 p.m. CT on April 8. The unique flavors are: Solar Eclipse Limited-Edition Pineapple Habanero and Black Bean Spicy Gouda. Visit for your chance to get your hands on a bag of the special-edition snack.

Tiff's Treats (multiple locations) is offering Eclipse Mix for a limited time. Tiff's Treats also has sun-inspired lemon sugar cookies and double chocolate chip cookies available for pre-order now. Orders can be placed now for delivery anytime between April 1 and 8. 

Twin Peaks (multiple locations) will be giving out FREE eclipse glasses on April 8 and guests can enjoy some delicious brews and cocktails such as a Twin Peaks Margarita on "The Rock," Blue Moon Belgian White, Corazón Tequila Sunrise, Lunazul Silver Shot, and a Starbust Shot. 


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