Deep Dish Pizza Day

Deep Dish Pizza Day Quick Facts

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2024 DateApril 5, 2024
2025 DateApril 5, 2025

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Deep Dish Pizza Day History

Deep Dish Pizza Day celebrates the Chicago-styled deep crust pie. Deep-dish pizza differs from regular pizza in the way that it is baked. Using a high-edged pan, the crust thickens and deepens. This allows a multitude of toppings to be used including meats, vegetables, and cheeses. Finally, the deep-dish pie is topped with a tomato sauce and left to bake.

It is believed that deep-dish pizza was invented in 1943 at a pizzeria in Chicago called Pizzeria Uno. The founder Ike Sewell claimed it was his idea but others claim the idea was his pizza chef Rudy Malnati’s. Nonetheless, Deep Dish Pizza Day celebrates the popular baked dish and encourages everyone to enjoy a slice. This day is observed annually on April 5th.

Facts about Deep Dish Pizza Day

  • According to MarketResearch, the global pizza market is expected to reach 233.6 billion in 2023.
  • According to CHD Expert, in 2023, the US Pizza market reached 47 billion.
    According to IBISWorld, it is estimated that in 2022, Independent pizza restaurants will earn about $54 billion in sales.
  • Deep-dish pizza typically takes longer to cook than regular pizza. Depending on the size and ingredients, it usually takes about 40 minutes to bake in an oven.
  • It is most commonly associated with the city of Chicago, where it originates. Often referred to as Chicago-style pizza, it was invented by Ike Sewell and Ric Riccardo at their restaurant, Pizzeria Uno, in 1943.

Top things to do for Deep Dish Pizza Day

  • Visit your local pizzeria and enjoy some deep-dish pizza. They may be offering specials or deals to celebrate the day.
  • Bake your own deep-dish pizza. Add as many or whatever toppings as you'd like.
  • Explore some of the best deep-dish pizzas in Chicago.

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