Even at a time when dine-in service has disappeared from Twin Cities eateries, a St. Paul bakery has discovered a manner to assist these in want within the type of pie. Scorching Arms Pie & Biscuit, at 272 Snelling Ave. S. within the Mac-Groveland neighborhood, has like numerous eating places and cafes throughout Minnesota been compelled to change to a takeout mannequin within the wake of the COVID-19 restaurant shutdown.
However it’s now letting prospects order not just for themselves, however for many who perhaps cannot afford a slice of one among chef/proprietor Tara Coleman’s candy or savory pies proper now. On its web site, clients can select the “Pay It Forward” option that permits them to pay $5 to purchase a slice of pie for a stranger in want.
When an order is acquired, Sizzling Arms hangs up a present receipt on its wall, which takeout prospects without the means to pay can use to purchase a slice. Coleman says the “Pie within the Sky” program was impressed by related efforts by Sister Pie in Detroit, and it is proving not solely a good way to assist the needy but additionally enhance the bakery’s revenues at an unbelievable robust time for the restaurant business. She told KSTP that since she began this system last week, greater than 300 slices have been pre-paid by prospects.