Metro Detroit celebrates Pi Day with specials, activities

Tomorrow is the official celebration of Pi Day, a holiday centered on the numerical figure 3.14. To mark the occasion, restaurants across Metro Detroit are offering specials and promotions tied to the number. The Detroit Free Press recently listed several:

  • Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizzas: Build-your-own 11-inch pizzas will be $3.14 for people who use the Blaze Pizza app. (You can download it through March 14. The reward pexels-photo-1260968will be locked on the morning of Pi Day.) Blaze, which (believe it or not) has 314 locations nationwide, expects to sell 250,000 pizzas during the promotion, says Jim Mizes, the company’s president and CEO.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Get a slice of key lime pie for $3.14 while supplies last.
  • Grand Traverse Pie Co.: Get a free slice of ABC pie (apple, blueberry, cherry) with any purchase at Grand Traverse’s 15 Michigan locations.
  • Hungry Howie’s: Get a medium one-topping pizza for $3.14 with any purchase of any regular Howie Bread. The online promotion is for carryout orders. Prices vary for the bread, which comes in varieties that include regular, cinnamon, cheese and Asiago cheese. Use 19PI as the coupon code. For a list of stores go to hungryhowies.com.
  • Jet’s Pizza: Though the chain is known for its Detroit-style deep-dish pizzas, it’s turning its attention to hand-tossed round pizza on Pi Day. When you buy a large pizza at the regular price, you can get a round pizza for $3.14 with coupon code 314. To order, go to jetspizza.com. The offer is available for carryout or delivery.
  • Villa Italian Kitchen: A full-size Neapolitan cheese pizza is being offered for $3.14 at more than 200 locations nationwide. Locally, you can visit Villa restaurant at Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights. Download a coupon for the offer at http://www.villaitaliankitchen.com/PiDay. It’s valid only on March 14.

Outside of the world of pizza and pie, local schools are also planning to partake in the Pi Day action. For instance, the L’Anse Creuse Pankow Center is hosting activities for students around science, technology, engineering and math. For more information on the daylong events, click here.

So – did we miss anything? How do you plan to celebrate Pi Day and will you take advantage of any promotions or deals? Let us know in the comments!

 

Megan Ochmanek is a communications specialist for the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development.

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