Whatever happened to pie?

My mother recently brought this up to me - what ever happened to pie? She was telling me that she couldn't find any tinned pie filling in the supermarket the last time that she was there. What's more, the Baker's Square restuarant that she used to go to just suddenly went out of business, and the Perkins that used to stock loads of differnet pies (I know, used to be the baker at my local one back in the college days) only had two kinds the last time that she and my father went there. And it struck me that it seems to be increasingly rare to see pie offered anywhere outside of the little hole-in-the-wall places, or old-fashioned, small-town diners that we sometimes pass on the highway.

Has anyone else experienced something like this? And is there any idea of what happened to cause it?


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