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Today's Reason to Celebrate

September 5, 2014 is

National Cheese Pizza Day

Today is National Cheese Pizza Day! Did you know that Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second? Whether you prefer thin crust, deep dish, or regular style, today's the day to celebrate one of the most popular meals in the country.

In the 1800s, most Italians thought of pizza as a peasant meal. That changed when a baker named Raffaele Esposito created a margarita pizza for visiting royalty. The king and queen were impressed by the colors of the Italian flag represented by the pizza's white mozzarella cheese, red tomato sauce, and green basil. Pizza became fashionable overnight and was soon a staple in restaurants all across the country.

Today, there are hundreds of different pizza types and toppings, but they all originated with the classic cheese pizza. To celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day, head to your favorite pizza place or make your own homemade pizza for dinner tonight. Enjoy!

  • September 5, 2014 is also College Colors Day
  • September is National Organic Harvest Month & National Piano Month
  • This week is Fashion Week & National Waffle Week

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