October is National Pizza Month! And I know what your thinking, when did this become a thing? History and the Internet says it started by a pizzeria owner in 1984 by the owner of Pizza Today magazine which I didn’t know existed. So I did some research and found some tidbits for you:
- Americans approximately inhale 350 slices per second.
- PIZZA is a $30 billion per year industry.
- There are approximately 61,269 pizzerias in the United States.
- Each person eats about 46 pizza a year.
Styles of Pizza’s? Besides Detroit Style it seems to be endless from Chicago style, Neapolitan, New York, St. Louis, New Haven, Greek, Quad City, Deep Fried, BBQ, and yes even Cauliflower.
Top Toppings? Pepperoni #1 followed by Sausage, Mushrooms, Onions, Peppers, Olives and the list is endless what people like. Pineapple is a fight that has this country divided.
So get ready to celebrate and try to step out of a comfort zone and try different types all month long. But do NOT try Pumpkin Spice Pizza only because they haven’t invented one yet.
Got a Favorite Pizza? Let us know who is the Best !