We celebrate one of America’s favorite food’s on February 9th, pizza. There is nothing more delicious than a cheesy pizza. Depending on where you are from, there are many different styles of pizza: round, square, neapolitan, new york style, sicilian, tomato pie, deep dish, thin crust, cauliflower, gluten free… the list goes on.

The different toppings on pizza are endless and you can combine just about anything. (even pineapple and ham) Now a days,  people are getting creative, using different sauces and forms of crust. Typically pizza is served with chicken wings or an antipasto salad.

Over the years, Dominos and Pizza Hut have come out with different pizzas and they just keep adding to the list, I know my favorite is the 6-Cheese Wisconsin Pizza from Dominos and the Traditional Cheese Stuffed Crust from Pizza Hut.

We are spoiled in New York, we have some of the greatest pizza in the world.

Pizza Facts:

  • 350 slices of pizza are eaten each second in the U.S.
  • More than 2 million Pizza Hut pizzas are sold during the Super Bowl
  • The first pizza is thought to have been invented in Naples in the early 1500s
  • The first pizzeria in America was Lombardi’s in New York City
  • Consumption of pizza has increased American’s consumption of cheese by 41% since 1995
  • The world record for the largest pizza is 122 feet, 8 inches in diameter
  • In Scotland, deep-fried pizza is a common choice (yum)
  • In 2013, Domino’s made DVDs that smelled like pizza
  • NASA funded & tested a 3D printer that can make pizza for astronauts
  • 251.7 million pounds of pepperoni are consumed every year in the U.S. just from pizza
  • 61% of Americans prefer thin crust pizza