Today is National Bagel Day, National Toothache Day, and NATIONAL PIZZA DAY.
National Pizza Day is observed annually on February 9th. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite.
Here are some interesting facts about pizza:
*Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered.
*Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year. Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas
*17% of all US 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.
*Americans consume on average 23 pounds of pizza per person each year.
Source: National Calendar Day