National Pizza Day.

Yesterday was National Pizza Day! I don’t know how I missed that! Pizza is my favorite food. I think it goes back to when I was a kid and my mama and I would make the Chef Boyardee pizza together. When I was in high school I had friends who worked at a pizza shop. To this day Pizza Shack pizza is still my favorite.

Here are a few interesting facts about pizza:

  • Pepperoni is on approx 36% of all pizzas ordered, making this topping the most popular.
  • Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year.  Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas
  • 17% off all USA 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.
  • There is 23 lbs of pizza consumed for each person living in the USA each year.

When my kids were small we would sometimes make that same Chef Boyardee pizza. I have a lot of fun memories with my own family when it comes to sharing a pie. When I would visit my parents I would often bring home a “square pizza” from Pizza Shack. This photo of my son, Joe, was taken in Chicago.

Gather your family together tonight. Enjoy a family dinner of pizza.

Have a wonderful day!



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