February 9 as we celebrate National Pizza Day

National Pizza Day 2022

According to the National Association of Pizza Operators, Americans love pizza so much that we eat roughly 100 acres of it every day.

Pizza first thing in the morning? Pizza is eaten for breakfast by 36% of Americans. I'm not sure if those are leftovers from the night before. Pizza usually tastes better the second day, in my opinion.

King Umberto and Queen Margherita of the newly unified Italy visit Naples and the Margherita pizza gets its name.

Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Marco Nardi, Matteo Nardi, and Matteo Giannotte created the world's largest pizza on December 13, 2012, in Rome, Italy. It covered a total area of 13,580.28 ft2.

Immigrants to New York in the 1940s brought along the Neopolitan delight that is pizza.

Pizzeria Uno in Chicago invents the deep dish pizza, sparking the still unsettled debate of whether a casserole can really be a pizza.

More than a million dollars was paid to the Russian Space Agency in 2001 to deliver a six-inch pizza to the International Space Station.

Pizza Hut: The leading chain pizza restaurant was founded in Wichita, Kansas

Around 997 AD, the word "pizza" was first recorded in Gaeta, Italy. After thereafter, the term began to spread throughout central and southern Italy.

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