You may think that pi is an irrational number... and on any given day, you'd be correct.
But on #NationalPiDay, pi is equal to eight slices of cheesy goodness.
According to piday.org, pi (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Simply put, pi is comparing the distance around the outside of a circle to the distance across a circle from one edge to the other.
The distance around a circle is just over three times longer than the distance across, or 3.1459 to be a bit more exact. In recent years, pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits past its decimal, however, only 39 digits past the decimal are needed to accurately calculate the spherical volume of our entire universe, according to piday.org. CLICK HERE to see one million digits of pi.
Thus, we simply round pi to 3.14, landing National Pi Day or National Rounded Pi Day on March 14 every year. And though National Pizza Day is on February 9 and we celebrate National Pizza month in October, with approximately 3 billion pizzas consumed annually in the U.S., we will take any excuse to grab a slice.
Here are some of our favorite pizza pi(e) deals and fun events to celebrate #NationalPiDay: (NOTE: Not all stores participate. Please call ahead before getting in on the deal)
Pizza Pi(e) Deals
Pizza Hut: $7.99 for a large two-topping pizza
Domino's: Two items for $5.99 each or a large three-topping carry out pizza for only $7.99.
Papa John’s: Free large pizza coupon when you spend $15 or more (promo code SWISH) or 50 percent off all pizzas (promo code 50PIZZA).
Bojangles: Get three sweet potato pies for $3.14 all day on Pi Day.
Hungry Howie's is celebrating Pi Day on March 14 by offering customers a medium one topping pizza for $3.14 with any purchase of Howie Bread.
Boston Market: How about a Chicken Pot Pie with the purchase of any individual meal and drink with coupon on Tuesday, March 14. You will need to present the Pi Day printable coupon or show it on your phone.
Whole Foods Market: There are two delicious ways to get your pi on with Whole Foods Market and save $3.14 off of any large pie from the bakery or any large take & bake pizza pie.
Marco's Pizza: $3 off $15 order or more (deals are based on location)
Other Pi(e) Day deals and events
NASA: Celebrate Pi Day with NASA and take the Pi Day Challenge
ThinkGeek: Get a free Pi Day T-shirt when you buy items totaling $31.41. Use the coupon code PIOUS.
Zazzle: Take 14 percent off with coupon code 314159265358.