When you’re hungry, your pizza restaurant in Morgan Hill can provide
you with the great meal you’re looking for. You’re not alone
in craving pizza—did you know that 95 percent of everyone in the
U.S. eats pizza at least once a month? Here are some interesting
facts about pizza that you may not know.
When Was Pizza Invented?
Pizza has been around since 1738 when it was invented in Naples, Italy.
That means it has been eaten and enjoyed for more than 275 years.
When Did Pizza Come to the U.S.?
The first pizzeria that opened in the United States was in the city of
New York in 1895. Since then, eating pizza has become so popular that
in 1987 the month of October was named National Pizza Month. Fresh pizzas
sold in the country every year total three billion, with an additional
one billion sold as frozen pizzas.
What Are the Most Popular Pizza Toppings?
The favorite topping for pizza is pepperoni, which is ordered as an ingredient
by about 36 percent of all customers. Women order vegetarian pizza more
than twice as often as men, but the average American consumes about 23
pounds of pizza per year.
What Were the Most Amazing Pizzas?
For the most outrageous pizza party, the cost of one pizza was reported
as $2,745 and the pizza was topped with edible gold, smoked salmon from
Scotland, venison medallions, caviar soaked in champagne, and cognac marinated
lobster. It was named the Valentine pizza by creator Domenico Crolla.
The largest pizza made was over 122 feet across and weighed over 13 tons.
It was made in 1990 in South Africa.
When Is Pizza Eaten Most?
Seventeen percent of all restaurants in the country are pizzerias, which
attests to the continuing popularity of pizza. The most popular days to
buy pizza during the year are Super Bowl Sunday, Halloween, the day before
Thanksgiving, and over the New Year’s holiday.
Are you hungry yet? Call Round Table Morgan Hill today at (408) 779-6300
to try one of our specialty pizzas, sandwiches, or appetizers. You’re
sure to love the fresh taste of all of our quality selections.