It’s National Pizza Day!

Pizza Slice

You may not have known this, but today is National Pizza Day here in the US. I typically have pizza once a week, but now that I realize the special nature of this day, I may have doubled that this week. And I found even more facts about pizza:

  • The popularity of pizza here is attributed to American soldiers in World War II returning home from Italy with a taste for pizza
  • The first pizzeria opened in Naples, Italy in 1738, and the first US pizzeria opened in New York City in 1895
  • Pepperoni is the most popular pizza, with 38% of the market
  • There are about 63,000 pizzerias in the United States, with 17% of US restaurants being pizzerias
  • Pizza consumption in the US amounts to an average of 23 pounds per person each year

So enjoy!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (just published!)

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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