What is a food without a national day? Would pizza taste as good if we didn't have a day to celebrate it? Of course, pizza is life, but that's besides the point. The pie's big day is Feb. 9 and, although not everybody will be celebrating, we have a few deals worth checking out.
Pita Paradise Food Truck is offering a chicken shawarma or cheese "pitza" today. It's served as a combo with a drink for $5 or $4, respectively. The truck is parked at 2020 H St.
Michaelangelo Wood Fired Pizza is dishing up pies downtown from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 17th and L streets. No discount but they will donate 50 percent of their sales to the Golden Empire Gleaners.
Round Table Pizza is also raising funds for a good cause. Diners can enjoy a free original personal pizza (cheese or pepperoni) with the purchase of any Pepsi product from 2 to 5 p.m. The chain has teamed with Pepsi to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Mountain Mike's Pizza is offering $5 off any mountain size pizza, or $3 off any large pizza. The deal is available for dine-in, delivery or carry out.
Me-n-Ed's is selling a heart-shaped, one-topping pizza for $12.95 (plus tax) now through Feb. 15.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse wants to make sure you have leftovers. It's offering a medium deep dish or tavern-cut pizza to go for $5 with the purchase of any large deep dish pizza when you dine in today.
Baskin-Robbins is offering samples of its Polar Pizza from 3 to 7 p.m.
The following deals were compiled by offers.com, so check the websites or call the restaurants to confirm.
Chuck E. Cheese’s: The family fun-time chain updates its printable pizza coupons online based on your location. Current specials include $2 off any large pizza and a package of one medium one-topping pizza, two soft drinks and 25 Play Points for $23.99. Visit chuckecheese.com/storedetails/ca/bakersfield/41 to get started.
Domino’s: The chain also shares its offers online including: a medium two-topping handmade pan pizza for $8.99 or large three-topping pizza for $7.99. Find more at dominos.com.
Hungry Howie’s: Two medium one-topping pizzas plus Howie Bread for $15? This flavored-crust spot had other combos at hungryhowie.com.
Papa John’s: Get a large or pan two-topping pizza and dessert for $15, a bundle two large or pan two-topping pizzas, choice of bread sides and a two-liter soda) for $22 or other combos deals at papajohns.com/order/specials.
Papa Murphy’s: Get $2 off any large pizza and $3 off any family-size pizza. Both offers are online only. Go to papamurphys.com/deals to redeem.
Pizza Hut: Pizza Hut lists its current deals on a page on its website, including an online-only special for a $7.99 large two-topping pizza. Find them at pizzahut.com.
Also, in new pizza news, The Pizza Press is set to open Thursday at 12900 Brimhall Road, part of the Artisan Square development also home to Dunkin' Donuts, a Walmart Neighborhood Market, The Habit Burger, Body Xchange and more. Head online to thepizzapress.com and sign for the newsletter to take advantage of the great pizza giveaway, good for a free pizza with purchase of a drink on opening day.