Hawaiian pizza, despite the name, actually originated in Canada in the early 1960’s. Hawaii had just become the 50th U.S. state and fascination with island culture was at an all-time high. A Greek restaurateur in Ontario had just started experimenting with new flavors and, with canned pineapple newly available, whipped up this sweet‑and‑savory combination.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria in Anchorage, AK has annual sales around $6 million.
The top 5 pizza sales days are…
1. Super Bowl Sunday
2. New Years Eve
4. Thanksgiving Eve
5. New Years Day
There are approximately 61,269 pizzerias in the United States.
The largest pizza ever made was at the Norwood Pick ‘N Pay Hypermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to the Guinness Book Of World Records, the pizza was 37.4 meters in diameter, it used 500 kg of flour, 800 kg of cheese and 900 kg of tomato puree. The record was set on December 8, 1990.
Saturday night is the most popular night to eat pizza.
The first frozen pizza was sold in 1962, it tasted like cardboard! When Food Inventor, Rose Totino got her hands on it, the flavor was perfect (at the time).
There’s an Association called The Associazione Verace Pizza Nepoletana (“True Neapolitan Pizza Association”), that sets specific rules about what qualifies as a true Neapolitan Pizza and it certifies Pizza Restaurants accordingly.
Wisconsin is the largest per capita pizza consumer in the United States.
Wisconsin is home to the largest frozen pizza brands in the Country, including, Tombstone, Jack’s, DiGiorno’s, Palermo’s, Screamin’ Sicilian, Portesi, Emil’s, Luigi’s, Bernatello’s, Roma, Lotzza Motzza, Home Run and many more.