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On September 20th, we recognize the most popular pizza ever created. Pepperoni Pizza Day celebrates the pizza enjoyed by young and old alike. While pizza comes in many flavors, pepperoni is the single most popular pizza. Whether you like your pizza Chicago Style or New York Style, thin and crispy or deep dish, top it with pepperoni!

According to legend, Raffaele Esposito created the first pizza in June of 1889 in honor of the Queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoy. He created the Pizza Margherita, a pizza topped with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, which represented the colors of the Italian flag. While pizza has evolved since that time to include a multitude of toppings from anchovies and pineapple to sausage and bacon, pepperoni remains the most popular.

Italian-Americans developed the ever-popular topping through time-honored sausage making techniques. The seasoned pork and beef sausage is smoked and cured until the resulting product is ready to be sliced and placed on a delicious pie.

How to Observe

Enjoy a slice of Pepperoni Pizza at your favorite pizzeria with friends or family.  Take a photo and post to social media using #PepperoniPizzaDay.


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