Pi Day is celebrated each year on March 14, to commemorate the irrational number of 3.141592653. Blaze Pizza which has South Coast locations at 3925 State Street and 6546 Pardall Road in Isla Vista, will celebrate by offering $3.14 whole pizzas all day, and at all their nearly 200 locations on March 14. Originally imagined as an unconventional “pop-up” event three years ago, Blaze’s Pi Day celebration has become a fan favorite and annual tradition for the company, and this year they expect to serve close to 250,000 pizzas on Pi Day. The Isla Vista location had a line going down the street from the moment they opened on Pi Day last year.
The company’s Pi Day event will also include special “behind-the-scenes” coverage on Facebook Live and Snapchat, with guests tuning in to watch the celebration live and for the opportunity to win free pizza. A special Snapchat filter will also let guests share the Pi Day love with their followers that day. “Math can sometimes be complex, but we think pizza should be simple,” said Jim Mizes, president and COO. “That includes serving fresh, never-frozen dough that’s made in-house daily, using just a few simple ingredients. Because simple ingredients simply taste better.”
Some fun facts about Pi Day: In 2009 the US government recognized March 14 as National Pi Day. Pi, or π, is defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. March 14 is also Einstein’s birthday. The first organized Pi Day was in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium.