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Local Pizza Chain Will Offer Fast-Casual Weddings for Pi Day

&pizza converts its newest shop into a Vegas-style wedding chapel.
A couple gets married at &pizza on Pi Day. Photograph courtesy of &pizza.

We’ve seen Pi Day celebrated with free slices and two-for-one deals, but the local &pizza chain is taking the 3.14 festivities/shameless promos to the next level. Come March 14 of this year, the restaurant will transform its upcoming Columbia Heights location into a “Vegas-style” wedding chapel for nuptials and vow renewals, complete with free music, flowers, food, and a legal wedding officiant from DC-based Pop! Wed Co.

Pi Day is usually embraced by math geeks or pizza and pie lovers—and the restaurants who love promoting these products. The rationale behind &pizza’s connection to 3.14 is a little more tenuous.

Since the dawn of time, the ampersand has stood for connecting two things,” says a statement from the company. “Since 2012, &pizza has stood for bringing the good people of DC together with great pizza, and more than a few late-night love connections have come from the combination.”

Hey, at least it’s a classier story than the late-night love connections happening over at Jumbo Slice. Anyone who’s interested in getting hitched in true fast-casual style can contact the company for reservations from 9 am to 8 pm. The next step: celebrate your anniversary with &pizza neck tattoos.

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Anna Spiegel
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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.