Feb 14, 2020

Pizza Facts

If you did not get enough pizza during the big game, Feb 9 is another opportunity to celebrate. In fact, there are 10 different pizza days during the year. National Pizza Day is celebrated Feb 9. This observance began in October 1984, and was created by Gerry Durnell, the publisher of Pizza Today magazine.

Here are 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 of frozen pizzas.
    17% of all US 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.

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