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You Don’t Have to Be an Engineer to Celebrate Pi Day
Don’t know the meaning of Pi Day? Well, rejoice! These food promotions can get you into the spirit of this day engineers have to be thankful for.
March 10, 2023
7 Min Read
Pizza promotions are a popular food promotion to celebrate Pi Day.Lew Robertson/Getty Images
March 14 is Pi Day, which is the celebration of the mathematical sign Pi, selected because the numerical date of 3.14 represents the first three digits of Pi. The date has obvious importance to engineers and scientists because the unit of measurement has obvious significance for mathematical calculations and in understanding many phenomena in the physical world.
it is safe to say the average person is either unaware of or attaches no meaning to Pi Day. It is not a day off or national holiday. However, the food business is increasingly taking a vested interest in Pi Day, offering discounts on (of course) pies and some other food items. While their interest is undoubtedly propping up their bottom line on an otherwise uneventful day in March, any promotion to get people even the least bit curious on the meaning of Pi Day cannot hurt.
The site of Good Housekeepingꟷa venerable brand long known for dispensing sound advice on maintaining a householdꟷhas gotten into the action on Pi Day, coming up with lots of delicious suggestions in an article titled, “The Best Pi Day Deals and Freebies of 2023 on Pizza, Pies, and More.” For busy engineers slaving away on their designs, we have listed many of the discounts and deals from the article below, complete with links to the companies’ websites. Remember, many of these companies have apps that enable one to order from their smartphones.
You can now ponder the meaning of Pi Day while you devour a slice of pizza.
Best Pi Day Deals on Pizza
Most people love pizza, and a number of pizza chains are celebrating Pi Day with these pizza deals. Here’s what Good Housekeeping compiled:
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse: Half off large pizzas when placing a delivery or takeout order on BJ's website or mobile app.
Marco's Pizza: 30% off on menu-price pizzas with code "GREAT30."
Papa John's: Buy one regular-priced large pizza, and get a second large one-topping pizza for $3.14.
Papa Murphy's: On March 14, use the code "PIDAY" to get 3.14% off online orders.
Best Pi Day Deals on Pie
For those whose tastes go beyond pizza to other types of pies and other food items, Good Housekeeping has these recommendations:
Boston Market: Download the Boston Market app to get a free chicken potpie with any potpie and drink order.
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen: Cheddars' signature menu item, their homemade chicken pot pie, will be $10.29 on March 14 for dine-in or to-go orders.
Goldbelly: No special Pi Daypromotion, but the online marketplace offers a number of regional pies, from Florida Key Lime pies to Texas trash pies. The site does offer $15 off on a first order.
Grand Traverse Pie Company: Get a free slice of Michigan ABC Crumb Pie (ABC: apples, blueberries, cherries) with any purchase on March 14th.
The Honey Baked Ham Company: While this vendor sells gourmet hams instead of pies, one can sign up for myhoneybaked rewards now and get $9 in HoneyBaked Cash with purchase (which can in turn be used for a sweet treat).
Magnolia Bakery: Magnolia Bakery is releasing a brand-new menu item on Pi Day: Chocolate Hazelnut Hand Pies! Order online from March 14 to March 20 to get $3.14 off these new hand pies. They will be available for nationwide shipping.
Marie Callender's: At select locations, get a whole Lemon Meringue pie for $10.99.
Whole Foods Market: Take $3.14 off a large apple pie or cherry pie from the Whole Foods bakery on March 14, while supplies last (one must be an Amazon Prime member to get this deal).
Spencer Chin is a Senior Editor for Design News covering the electronics beat. He has many years of experience covering developments in components, semiconductors, subsystems, power, and other facets of electronics from both a business/supply-chain and technology perspective. He can be reached at [email protected].
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