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.

. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

Got a Favorite Pizza? Let us know who is the Best !


Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been a part of the Detroit airwaves for over 29 years with 26 at WRIF and 3 years as a morning show host at Z-Rock. When he’s not out on the streets, you can find him in his game room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. Screamin also devotes time doing local charities with his, "Screamin Angels"; and for 15 years with Rock 4 Tots charity. “CHIT” is his local cover band for 10 years all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts like Cheap Trick, Guess Who & even Salt & Peppa. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays cowbell & lead triangle