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National Pizza Month

October is not just spooky season, it's also National Pizza Month! Get ready to indulge in all your favorite slices and try out some new flavors too. 🍕
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October 1
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Get ready to indulge in your favorite cheesy, saucy, and delicious treat all month long as we celebrate National Pizza Month throughout October! Did you know that pizza dates back to ancient Greece and was initially made with herbs, cheese, and olive oil on top of bread? Over the years, this iconic dish has transformed into a worldwide phenomenon with endless topping options and variations. Whether you prefer thin crust or deep dish, pepperoni or pineapple, there's no denying the universal love for pizza. So join in on the fun this month and enjoy a slice (or a whole pie) of this beloved comfort food!

History of National Pizza Month

National Pizza Month Dates

National Pizza Month 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'>Modern Pizza's Origin</div><div class='timeline-text'>The modern pizza was born in Naples, Italy during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, popular among the city's working class.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1905</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First U.S. Pizzeria</div><div class='timeline-text'>Gennaro Lombardi opened the first U.S. pizzeria in New York City, marking the beginning of pizza's rise in America.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1943</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Deep Dish Pizza Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pizzeria Uno in Chicago created the first deep dish pizza, introducing a new style to the pizza scene.</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 Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>The founding of Pizza Hut in Wichita, Kansas, heralded the start of the global pizza chain revolution.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1984</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Pizza Month</div><div class='timeline-text'>Publisher of Pizza Today magazine, Gerry Durnell, declared October as National Pizza Month in the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1995</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Pizza Goes Online</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pizza Hut made history by being the first pizza company to offer online ordering, paving the way for a modern era of pizza delivery.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Pizza Month

<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'>Create your own pizza party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather friends and family for a DIY pizza party! Provide a variety of toppings, sauces, and crust options for everyone to make their own unique pizzas.</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'>Try a new pizzeria</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Instead of going to your usual pizza place, explore your city or town and try out a new pizzeria. You may discover a new favorite pizza spot!</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'>Host a pizza-themed game night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Combine two of the best things in life - pizza and game night! Play pizza-themed games like Pizza Party, Pizza Box Football, or even create your own pizza trivia game.</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'>Attend a pizza festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many cities host pizza festivals during National Pizza Month. Search for one near you and enjoy tasting different types of pizza from various vendors.</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'>Make a pizza-inspired dessert</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and make a dessert that looks like a pizza! You can use cookie dough for the crust, frosting as the sauce, and various candy toppings to resemble your favorite pizza toppings.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Pizza Month

<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'>The variety of toppings</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Pizza is a versatile dish, allowing for endless combinations of toppings to suit every preference. From classic pepperoni and cheese to more unique options like BBQ chicken or pineapple, there's a pizza for everyone.</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 sharing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Pizza brings people together - whether it's at a party, family dinner, or just a casual night in with friends. Nothing beats gathering around a delicious pizza and enjoying it together!</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 comforting</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>There's just something about pizza that makes us feel happy and comforted. Maybe it's the melted cheese, the savory sauce, or the crispy crust - whatever the reason, pizza has a way of making even the toughest days better.</p></div></div>

5 Deliciously Unexpected Facts for National Pizza Month

<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'>Saturday Nights are the Most Popular for Pizza</h3><p class='facts-content'>Data suggests that most people in the United States order their pizzas on Saturday evenings. The least popular day? Tuesday.</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'>The Costliest Pizza is Gold Plated</h3><p class='facts-content'>The most expensive pizza ever made costs $2,700 and was created by Renato Viola in Italy. It's topped with bufala mozzarella, lobster, caviar, and garnished with a sprinkling of gold leaf.</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'>Pizzas Were Originally Sold by the Piece, Not the Pie</h3><p class='facts-content'>In Naples, where pizza was invented, street vendors sold pizza by the slice to workers who needed a quick lunch option, not by the entire pie as we commonly buy them today.</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'>World's Largest Pizza Was Over One Mile Long</h3><p class='facts-content'>The longest pizza ever made was over one mile long. Created in Naples, Italy, in 2016, it spanned 1.32 miles and used over 44 thousand pounds of flour.</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'>The Pizza Industry is a Multi-Billion Dollar Business</h3><p class='facts-content'>From local pizzerias to global chains, the pizza market is huge. In the United States alone, it's estimated to be a $45 billion industry.</p></div></div>

National Pizza Month FAQs

When is National Pizza Month?

National Pizza Month is celebrated on October 1 every year. In 2024, National Pizza Month will occur on a Tuesday.

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