Everyone knows that Tuesdays are for tacos, but a new deal may have people lining up for pizza instead.
Pi Pizza, the food truck-turned-restaurant that's a collaboration between chef Anthony Calleo and Cherry Pie Hospitality (State Fare, Star Fish, etc), begins a new Tuesday night special this week: all-you-can-eat pizza and salad for $13.99. Served buffet style, the menu offers diners the chance to eat seven different pizzas — pepperoni, Who's the Mac (mac and cheese and bacon), Sorority Girl Surprise (chicken, roasted jalapeno, ranch, bacon), Lee's Pizza (pepperoni, sausage, jalapeno, Provel cheese), and the three "American classics" (Supreme, Meat 'Bro, and Veggie) — along with a garden salad topped with a creamy Italian vinaigrette dressing.
Considering a 12-inch pepperoni pizza costs $15, the promotion represents a pretty substantial savings for voracious eaters. Of course, it's only available for dine-in customers.
"It kind of started as a way to show customer and industry appreciation. We decided to try all you can eat," Cherry Pie partner Lee Ellis tells CultureMap. "We picked our top sellers. I think it's going to be kind of crazy, based on the social media response."
Sadly, the deal doesn't include some of the menu's wilder pizza options like the Sgt. Pepper Redux (goat cheese, blackberries) or the Outdoorsman (venison sausage, cherries), but Cherry Pie's increased buying power means every pizza on the menu is now $2 cheaper. Even the 8-inch lunch pizza has dropped to $8.
When it first opened last year, patrons packed Pi's dining room, but now 45 percent of its business is delivery, Ellis says. The new special gives people an incentive to reacquaint themselves with Pi's physical location where they'll hopefully put the money they're saving on food towards enjoying a cocktail or a beer.
No timeline has been put on when the special will end. "Discount pizza Tuesday" may not have the ring of "Taco Tuesday," but it could prove to be equally popular.