A lot of people are spending huge amounts of money to watch Monday's solar eclipse. The population of the Texas Hill Country, north-central Texas, and northeast Texas is expected to increase by millions as travelers try to catch a glimpse of this rare celestial event.

Given the forecast, the view could be very disappointing.

Celebrate the Eclipse for Free

Dairy Queen restaurants throughout Texas are celebrating the solar eclipse by offering a free DQ® Sandwich Treat while supplies last at participating restaurants.  

Contributed Photo/Dairy Queen
Contributed Photo/Dairy Queen

My compliments to the DQ graphic design department for showing their signature soft serve sandwich complete with the 'Ring of Fire'.

There are quite a few DQ locations throughout East Texas, including Lufkin, Diboll, Huntington and Nacogdoches. You may want to call ahead and make sure your store is participating and still has sandwiches left.

Other Restaurants With 'Solar Eclipse' Offers

Dairy Queen isn't the only restaurant or food business offering something special to celebrate the eclipse.

Burger King - On April 8, Royal Perks members can text the keyword ECLIPSE to 251251 to claim a special BOGO Whopper offer via the BK App or website.

Smoothie King - Through April 8, SK is featuring their new Eclipse Berry Blitz smoothie.

Pizza Hut - Total Eclipse of the Hut promotion features large pizzas for a special reduced price. This offer is good for carryout, dine-in, and delivery on April 8.

SunChips - They are featuring Solar Eclipse Chips. Fans nationwide have a chance to win the flavor for free, but only for a limited time. Beginning at 1:33 p.m. Central Time on April 8, fans will have just under five minutes to get their hands on the snack by visiting SunChipsSolarEclipse.com.

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