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National Pizza Day on February 9th celebrates one of America’s all-time favorite foods. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish, or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite.

We love our pizzas, and they come in so many varieties, too. As we nosh on our favorite, explore a few pizza facts:

  • 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

  • In the United States, 17% of all 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.


You know what to do. Have your favorite pizza! Whether you visit your local pizza place or make your own, you’ll be celebrating National Pizza Day your way! Try something new. Mix up your toppings. Try a new sauce or get some crazy crust. Be sure to give a shout out to the local staple that’s always filled the pizza need. You know who we’re talking about. The ones with the secret ingredients we make classic movies about. Yeah, that’s the one.

Visit one of Dallas's wonderful pizza restaurants for a treat to go!

Feel like making your own pizza? Here are some recipes for you to give a try!

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