National Pepperoni Pizza Day

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2024 DateSeptember 20, 2024
2025 DateSeptember 20, 2025

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National Pepperoni Pizza Day History

National Pepperoni Pizza Day is devoted to celebrating one of the country’s most popular foods, the Pepperoni Pizza. This day is a recognition of the significant standing pepperoni pizza holds within the American culinary ethos, giving us all an excuse to indulge in a slice or two.

The history of placing pepperoni on pizza started with Italian-American immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was during this time that Italian cured meats were first introduced to the American palate. While the true origins of National Pepperoni Pizza Day are largely unknown, it's clear that the purpose of the day is to pay tribute to the iconic combination of a zesty tomato base, melting cheese, and spicy pepperoni that has become an American staple.

National Pepperoni Pizza Day also highlights the wide range of ways in which this favorite topping can be enjoyed, from thin and crunchy New York style to the deep-dish pies of Chicago. Whether it's baked in a brick oven, churned out by a chain, or handmade at home, every pepperoni pizza gets its due on this day. National Pepperoni Pizza Day takes place every year on September 20th.

National Pepperoni Pizza Day facts

  • Pepperoni pizza makes up 36% of all orders in the U.S, according to
  • The tendency of thin slices of pepperoni to curl up during baking is due to the casing and its fat content. The edges curl, and the fat 'pools' in the middle, sometimes referred to as 'cup and char'.
  • The famous pizza chain, Domino's, reportedly delivers over 1.5 million pepperoni pizzas on an average Sunday.
  • As per data from the U.S Department of Agriculture, Americans consume 251,770,000 pounds of pepperoni every year.

Top things to do for National Pepperoni Pizza Day

  • Grab a slice of pepperoni pizza from your favorite pizzeria.
  • Make your own pizza from scratch. Include your favorite toppings.

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