Pi Day, observed each year on March 14, is an unofficial holiday that was first established in 1988 to celebrate the mathematical constant of pi. Today, scholars and schoolteachers across the globe commemorate the date by teaching the many formulas that utilize pi, or lecturing on its mathematical significance.
The rest of us usually think about consuming the more tangible type of pie. Y’know, like apple or strawberry rhubarb. Out of respect for math, of course.
In order to help narrow down our choices, the analysts at Yelp have taken it upon themselves to try to determine the best place for pie in each state. It’s worth noting, however, that Yelp’s results are based on the ratings and reviews of the bakeries and eateries that offer pie, rather than the pie itself. Even still, Yelp’s analysts did their best to find businesses that specialized in pie. And they used plenty of math, most likely.
“We identified businesses in the bakery, dessert, and food categories on Yelp with a large concentration of reviews mentioning ‘pie,’ then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews mentioning ‘pie,’” Yelp explained in its Pi Day blog post.
Hungry to show your respect for math?