Pepperoni, cheese, everything, what do these three words have in common?

Pizza,  and February 9 is "National Pizza Day".

No matter how you like your pizza with thin or thick crust, extra cheese, or even with anchovies, pizza is a favorite food among most Americans. 

Did you know?

  • 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.