This September 20th, celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day with us right here at Hungry Howie's®. Pepperoni is the most common pizza topping ordered by Americans every year–it makes total sense that there is an entire day of celebration dedicated to the delicious food! And while we love all things pizza-related here at Hungry Howie's®, pepperoni is definitely one of our favorites.
The Love of Pepperoni Pizza
Pepperoni pizza is a pie that is adored by all. So many people love it, in fact, that pepperoni makes its way onto more than a third of all pizza orders in the United States. Second in popularity only to cheese pizza, pepperoni is a true crowd pleaser.
Americans consume 251,770,000 lbs of pepperoni on pizzas every year. To put the staggering number in perspective that equates to nearly 350 tons of pepperoni eaten every single day.
The Origins of Pepperoni Pizza
While the origin of pizza itself is highly debated, possibly having evolved from an Ancient Greek dish of cheese topped flatbread, pepperoni pizza is attributed to Americans. The pizza topping gained popularity across the country post World War I, when consumers were wary of spending and became increasingly frugal.
Not wanting to throw out food scraps, cooks began combining leftover bits of pork and beef into the spicy-ish salami. Naturally, the slices of pepperoni made their way onto the tops of pizzas everywhere, and the trend caught on. It has stuck with the pizza industry throughout the decades.
Today, the pepperoni industry in America is a multi-billion dollar business, with most thanks going to pizzerias across the country that place the salami in high demand. With so many orders for pepperoni pizza, so many pizza lovers staying loyal to pepperoni over the years, and the origins of the favorite dish being right here in the United States, National Pepperoni Pizza day is only appropriate.
Celebrating National Pepperoni Pizza Day
If you ask us here at Hungry Howie's®, the best way to celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day is, of course, by ordering a pepperoni pizza! We say go extra crazy and double your pepperoni topping in honor of the National Holiday. Whether you're celebrating by yourself, with the family, at the office, or with a group of friends, you can't go wrong.
We say, pick your favorite Hungry Howie's® Flavored Crust® and place an order. While it is National Pepperoni Pizza Day, you don't have to stick to just the single topping if you're in the mood for more.
Order off our menu and pick from one of our customer favorites that have pepperoni as a topping, like the Hungry Howie's® Meat Eaters Pizza, the Howie Special Pizza, or the Hungry Howie's® Works Pizza. Or, build your own masterpiece with the toppings of your choice.
Pepperoni Order Extras
In the spirit of National Pepperoni Pizza Day, we also suggest you add some extra special sides to your order, keeping with the theme. Get the oven baked Deluxe Combination Sub, an oven baked Italian Sub, the Pizza Special Sub, or Pepperoni Stuffed Howie Bread®. Or, snag an order of Pepperoni and Cheese Howie Rolls®.
What do all these dishes have in common, you ask? They're all loaded up with pepperoni, in honor of this great National Holiday.
Don't Forget the Rest
When placing your order, don't forget to add the soft drinks, a delicious dessert, and a fresh salad to make the celebration complete. If you're feeding a crowd and you're looking to keep it simple, ask us for paper plates and utensils for an amazing meal with an easy clean up. We have you covered.
Order for Carry-Out or Delivery
This National Pepperoni Pizza Day, September 20th, place an order at Hungry Howie's®. Even if you're in the mood for another type of pizza, we say go for it and order that too. We have an extensive menu with plenty to choose from. Either give us a call or place an order online. When you order online you can take advantage of the HowieTrack®, which shows you where your order is each step of the way.
Or, if you're in the neighborhood, stop on by and pick up your order to-go. We always love to see our happy customers, but especially on a day like National Pepperoni Pizza day. Make sure you let us know you're celebrating, too! We love it when our customers join in the pizza festivities.
And don't worry, there are plenty more National Pizza Days to celebrate throughout the year if you miss out on September 20th (though we hope you don't!). On February 9th there's National Pizza Pie Day, April 5th is National Deep Dish Pizza Day, May 15th is National Pizza Party Day, June 11th is Pizza Margherita Day, October 11th is National Sausage Pizza Day, and there's even November 12th – National Pizza with the Works except Anchovies Day.