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National Pepperoni Pizza Day

Celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day with friends and family - get ready for a night of cheesy goodness and delicious toppings!
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September 20
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It's time to celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day on September 20th! What better way to celebrate than with a slice (or two) of your favorite pepperoni pizza? Even though pizza has been around since the 10th century, it wasn't until the late 1800s that pepperoni became a common topping. This delicious combination quickly grew in popularity and is now one of America's most beloved comfort foods. So grab some friends and enjoy this unique holiday with a hot, cheesy, pepperoni pizza!

History of National Pepperoni Pizza Day

National Pepperoni Pizza Day Dates

National Pepperoni Pizza Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pepperoni Invented</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pepperoni was first made by Italian Americans in the late 1800s, it quickly gained popularity as a pizza topping.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1924</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Pizzeria in US</div><div class='timeline-text'>Lombardi's, the first recognized pizzeria, opened its doors in New York City and started serving pepperoni pizza.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1958</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pizza Hut Founding</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pizza Hut was founded by Dan and Frank Carney in Wichita, Kansas, and pepperoni became its signature topping.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Domino's Pizza Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>Domino's Pizza was founded in Ypsilanti, Michigan, further popularizing pepperoni pizza across the U.S.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Google Trends Rise</div><div class='timeline-text'>Google Trends reports a significant spike in the search term "pepperoni pizza," indicating the topping's increasing popularity.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Pepperoni Pizza Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural National Pepperoni Pizza Day was celebrated, providing a dedicated day for fans to indulge in their favorite pizza topping.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake your own pepperoni pizza</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making pizza is fairly simple, and you can get creative with the toppings. Gather some dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni and create your own masterpiece.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Order a delivery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Skip the hassle of baking your own pizza and order one from your favorite pizzeria. With a myriad of options such as deep dish, thin crust or gluten free, you're sure to find something that suits your taste.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a pepperoni pizza themed dinner</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make the whole dinner around pepperoni pizza. Start off with a salad topped with pepperoni slices, followed by a main course of pepperoni pizza and garlic bread. For dessert make mini pepperoni pizzas for individual servings.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a pizza party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over and throw a pizza party! Ask everyone to bring their favorite pizza toppings so everyone can have their own custom creation. Don't forget to provide some fun activities like board games or card games.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Decorate with pepperoni</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Decorate your home or office with colorful pepperoni decorations to show your love for this delicious Italian snack! You could make banners out of craft paper or hang up string lights shaped like pepperonis.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Pepperoni Pizza Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a classic comfort food</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Pepperoni pizza is a staple in many households and it's easy to see why. The combination of gooey cheese, tangy tomato sauce, and spicy pepperoni is the ultimate comfort food that never gets old.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's perfect for any occasion</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're hosting a party, having a movie night, or just craving a quick and delicious meal, pepperoni pizza is always a crowd-pleaser. It's a versatile dish that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with a variety of sides and toppings.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's customizable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>While pepperoni pizza is delicious on its own, it's also fun to get creative and add your own toppings. From vegetables to different types of meats and cheeses, the possibilities are endless. This allows for everyone to make their perfect slice of pizza on National Pepperoni Pizza Day!</p></div></div>

5 Crunchy Facts To Relish This Pepperoni Pizza Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pepperoni is not Italian</h3><p class='facts-content'>Despite its Italian sounding name, pepperoni is an American invention. The term "pepperoni" is a borrowing of peperoni, the plural of peperone, the Italian word for bell pepper.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pepperoni Pizza is the Most Popular Choice in America</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to food industry statistics, pepperoni pizza is the most ordered variety of pizza in the United States, proving its reign as America's favorite topping.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pepperoni is High in Protein</h3><p class='facts-content'>Pepperoni is not just a flavorful addition to pizza, it is also packed with protein. One slice of pepperoni pizza can contain up to 12 grams of protein.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pepperoni is Made from Various Meats</h3><p class='facts-content'>While it's traditionally made from cured pork and beef mixed together, pepperoni can sometimes include poultry among its ingredients, allowing for different variations of this tasty topping.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Pepperoni Can Be Made Vegetarian or Vegan</h3><p class='facts-content'>With the rise in plant-based diets, there is a growing selection of meat-free pepperoni alternatives made from various sources including tofu, wheat, and other plant proteins.</p></div></div>

National Pepperoni Pizza Day FAQs

When is National Pepperoni Pizza Day?

National Pepperoni Pizza Day is celebrated on September 20 every year. In 2024 National Pepperoni Pizza Day will occur on a Friday.

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