Your Pie celebrates International Pi Day

Ayana Moore

Statesboro’s local pizzeria, Your Pie, willcelebrate the internationally commemorated Pi Day by selling its brick-oven pizzas for $3.14 from 11 a.m. — 10 p.m. today.

“We’re pretty much trying to create a national pizza holiday,” Britt Hendrix, Your Pie owner, said. “For Pi Day we’re selling pizzas for $3.14 and it’s starting to spread throughout town. We’ve been marketing it for about two or three weeks now.”

Pi Day is the celebration of the mathematical constant (pi) and is observed annually on March 14th due to the numbers 3, 1, and 4 being the most significant digits in its decimal form.

“In 2008 the founder, Drew French, had the idea about pi and our store being called Your Pie,” Ben Allen, Your Pie regional manager, said. “He thought of doing a promotion on March 14th where pizzas started at $3.14. It was kind of clever so we gave it a shot and it was a big success. It’s become a customer appreciation day.”

According to Hendrix, last year Your Pie sold between 800-900 pizzas on Pi Day alone.

“Our goal this year is to hit at least 1,000 pizzas sold,” Hendrix said. “The only thing that scares me is that it’s the onset to spring break so I’m hoping people come in as they head out.”

Every Your Pie customer can purchase up to three $3.14 pizzas today. The Your Pie employee prepare every year for this event.

“We make sure we do all the prep work the day before,” Allen said. “We cut all the onions, all the peppers and tomatoes—everything so we don’t have to do any prep work on the fly.”

Assistant manager of Your Pie, Drew Minton, has been with the restaurant for two and a half years and is familiar with Pi Day preparations.

Minton said, “We have a little pre-game meeting the night before. We all get together to have a little fun and talk about stuff—kind of get things loose.”