Mainers Rejoice, Pier French Fries and Bill’s Pizza Opening for the Season This Weekend
Is there anything more Maine in the Summer than Old Orchard Beach? A little bit of everything is represented there, from aggressively-dressed tourists to arcades, amusement rides, and t-shirt shops.
However, Old Orchard Beach should really be known for the iconic spud that engulfs us all with that salty flavor and perfect crunch. Yes, I'm talking about Pier French Fries, the store that has been putting smiles on sunburnt faces for generations. Now, as they get ready to open for the season this weekend, Pier French Fries is excited to no longer be in the battle alone.
This is very exciting news for fans of both, but especially those of Bill's Pizza. Bill's was a mainstay in both Old Orchard Beach and Portland. There was a lot of shock and sadness last year when the Portland location closed.
As written in the Facebook post, these are two seriously iconic Maine brands. Pier Fries has been open since 1932, and Bill's since 1949. Those numbers are hard to fathom, especially with it being a seasonal industry.
Buried in the lede are the opening dates for the two historic shops. Again, opening weekend is this weekend, and both shops will be fully open seven days a week starting on May 13. This is another sign of how close we are to the start of the summer here in Southern Maine.
Fans of Bill's Pizza will also be excited to read that nothing will be changing with the recipes. I guess there's no reason to change something that's been popular for nearly 75 years.
For more information about both of these incredible Maine institutions, you can visit them online here.