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National Pizza Day 🍕🍕

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

National Pizza Day on February 9th celebrates one of world's all-time favorite foods. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish, or anything in between, pizza is a global favorite

We love our pizzas, and they come in so many varieties, too. As we nosh on our favorite, lets 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.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPizzaDay

* Eat your favorite pizza.

* Visit a local pizzeria and give them a shout-out for their fantastic pies!

* Make your own pizza at home.

* Post on social media your favorite recipes.

* Experiment with toppings, crusts and sauces.

* Watch movies like Mystic Pizza or Little Italy.

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