We don’t know why it took a nuclear engineer named Charlie Papazian to claim a celebration of pie. Not “pi,” which has its own day on March 14. January 23 (the birthday of said engineer) is a day to honor and enjoy pie of all kinds.
The Romans take credit for the first pie – goat cheese and honey. Well, we have improved on the recipe over the last centuries.
We’ve baked up a list of restaurants and bakeries that are celebrating Pie Day. We’ll update this list, so keep checking back. We suggest that you always check with your local restaurants or bakeries to confirm any deals and make sure they are participating.
Bakers Square: Every Wednesday is Pie Day at Baker’s Square. Get a free slice of pie with a menu items purchase, from 10:30 until close on January 23. Or take home a pie with a $2 discount to celebrate Pie Day, from January 19 to close on January 23. Then come back the following Wednesday for another.
Carrows Restaurant: January’s Pie of the Month is Apple. Purchase a whole pie for $9.99. Get a Pie Shake this month – choose your favorite slice to mix-in! Sign up for their eClub and get a free dessert. And kids eat free on Tuesdays from 11 am to close.
Coco’s Bakery Restaurant : Coco’s is also shaking it up with Pie Shakes this month. Buy an entree and get a FREE slice of pie Wednesdays after 11 am. Go for a Dutch Apple Pie of the Month at Coco’s, and join the eClub to receive a free slice of pie.
Country Buffet: Take home a whole pie for just $8.99. We won’t tell.
Domino’s: Here’s a non-fruity pie version to celebrate. Get large, two-topping carry-out pizzas for $5.99 each, from January 20 to 26, 2020.
Grand Traverse Pie Company: All 15 Grand Traverse Pie Company Pie Shops will be giving away a free slice of Apple Crumb or Cherry Crumb pie with any purchase on January 23. Buy a slice for someone special, and get a free slice for yourself.
Home Town Buffet : Take home a whole pie for $8.99.
Marie Callender’s : For a limited time, whole pies will be on sale starting at $7.99. There are exclusions, so ask before buying.
O’Charlie’s : It doesn’t have to be National Pie Day every Wednesday, you can get a free slice of pie with a dine-in entree purchase.
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery: Pie Society Mondays get you a free slice of pie with the purchase of an entree, from 11 am to 9 pm.
Shari’s: Get a slice of sweet with your adult entree purchase on Free Pie Wednesdays. Get a free slice of pie just for joining the Cafe Club, and another one on your next birthday. Shari’s makes it easy to join. Simply download the free app, or text PIE and your email address to 73757. Or you can be old-school and get a card at any Shari’s Restaurant.
Village Inn: Head to Village Inn for a free slice of pie on Free Pie Wednesday to celebrate. Dine-in between 10 am and 10 pm and get a free slice with any purchase on Wednesdays at participating restaurants from 10 am to 10 pm. One slice per person per visit. So go back next Wednesday for another.