Celebrate National Pizza Party Day, 3rd Friday in May.

If there’s one thing that makes any day better it’s a hot slice of pizza shared among friends. National Pizza Party Day was created to give people an excuse (like we needed one) to get together with a group of people we love and enjoy the rich cheesy taste of pizza.

Pizza has a long history, and it has become one of the mainstays of office meetings, birthday parties, and friendly get-togethers.

History of National Pizza Party Day.

The history of National Pizza Party Day is really the history of pizza itself. For thousands of years, people have been gathering around to enjoy this delicious food. Of course, all those years ago it may not have looked quite like we imagine it today.

The first people to make something like the pizza we know were the Greeks, who started by covering bread with bread, herbs, oil, and cheese. Another version was enjoyed by the Romans, who covered a dough sheet with honey and cheese and seasoned it with bay leaves.

Pizza first started looking like we’re familiar with as Neapolitan Flatbread in Italy, a dish made with mozzarella cheese from buffalo around Naples. Over time new ingredients were added and it spread across the globe.

In 1905 pizza found its way to America in a little pizzeria in Little Italy in New York City. Today cheese for pizza is produced in quantities of over 2 billion pounds every year and is one of America’s favorite foods.

With so much history behind this incredible dish, it’s not surprising that it finally got its own holiday. One of the challenges when organizing a pizza party is that not everyone agrees what should go on a pizza.

Some people fiercely believe that pineapple has no place on a pizza, while others think that anchovies do. The great thing about a Pizza Party is you can order enough variety for everyone!

Fun facts about Pizza.

In an ode to National Pizza Party Day, let’s take a look at some fun and some surprising facts about pizza!

In an ode to National Pizza Party Day, let’s take a look at some fun and some surprising facts about pizza!

  • Western Europe is the biggest pizza market in the world, worth $54.4 billion, followed closely by America at $50.7 billion. You then have Latin and South America at $16.8 billion.
  • Americans order 350 slices of pizza every second!
  • The world’s most expensive pizza costs $9,200 and it can be found in Salerno, Sicily.
  • 61 percent of people prefer thin-crust pizzas.
  • Women are twice as likely to order vegetarian toppings on their pizza compared to men.
  • Saturday is the most popular night to eat pizza. But, there’s never really a bad night for eating pizza, right?
  • You can order pizza from space – Yes, you read that right! Pizza Hut became the first restaurant to deliver a pizza to space, rocketing a pizza to an astronaut at the International Space Station. The pizza was topped with salami and extra spices because tastebuds are dulled in space.
  • Pepperoni is the most popular pizza topping! The least popular are anchovies, chicken, and pineapple.

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