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Holiday-ish: National Pizza day

Brady McConnell
Today is National Pizza day

National Pizza Day on February 9 celebrates one of America’s all time favorite foods. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago style, deep dish, or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite.

Today is National Pizza day.

When you think pizza you think Italiano, but the origin of pizza goes back to ancient times. Greeks and Egyptians were cooking a pizza like flatbread and topping it with olive oil and spices.

Locally, there are places like Deano’s, Aunt Dani’s, Bestway, OIP and Jean-O’s. If you’re looking for box chain pizza there’s Domino’s or Pizza Hut.

The form that pizza comes in can vary from square, triangles, or even rectangles.

There’s even a unique style of pizza specific just to the local area called Altoona Pizza or Altoona Sicilian Pizza. It’s an extra thick, bready crust with tomato sauce, green peppers, salami, and American cheese.

We love our pizzas, and they also come in many varieties to. Here are some Pizza facts:

  • Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year. ¬†Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas
  • In the United States, 17 percent of restaurants are pizzerias.
  • The average American consumes 23 pounds of pizza each year.
  • Antica Pizzeria, the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738.
  • 93 percent of Americans have eaten pizza in the last month.
  • Of the 5 Billion pizzas sold world wide, approximately 3 Billion are sold in the U.S each year- that’s 46 slices a year per person.

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Brady McConnell, Staff Writer
Brady McConnell Grade 9 Years in BluePrint: 1 What you hope to do this year: I hope to make honor role every marking period. Outside activities: Baseball, basketball, and FCA. Why did you take BluePrint: I chose BluePrint to get more involved with the school and I enjoy writing about people and events from our school.

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