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Help a pork producer - eat pepperoni pizza today

Sept. 20 is National Pepperoni Pizza Day

Did you know today, Sept. 20, is National Pepperoni Pizza Day?

Here’s some trivia on the most popular pizza variety, according to

  • Pepperoni pizza is preferred by 36% of people.
  • More than 3 billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year.
  • More pizzas are sold on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
  • Halloween is the second most popular day for eating pizza. 
  • More than 17% of restaurants serve pizza.
  • The first pizza was sold in Naples, Italy, in 1738.
  • Americans consume more than 23 pounds of pizza per year.

And according to the Pork Checkoff, pepperoni is one of the categories driving growth for pork in foodservice.

Here’s a sampling of what people are tweeting in honor of National Pepperoni Pizza Day.


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