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National Pizza Day

02/09

National Pizza Day on February 9th celebrates one of America’s all-time favorite foods. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish, or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite. We love our pizzas, and they come in so many varieties, too. As we nosh on our favorite, explore a few pizza facts:

  • Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered.
  • Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year. Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas
  • In the United States, 17% of all restaurants are pizzerias.
  • Antica Pizzeria, the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738.
  • Gennaro Lombardi, the first Pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1895 in New York City.
  • Americans consume on average 23 pounds of pizza per person each year.

Date:
02/09