Yep, that’s right! Today, Sept. 5, 2012, is National Cheese Pizza Day.
How it became National Cheese Pizza Day in America is something of a debate. There’s no Presidential or Congressional proclamation declaring National Cheese Pizza Day, if the historians are to be believed, but it seems to have evolved by virtue of widespread common belief. If everyone believes Sept. 5 is National Cheese Pizza Day, then ipso facto, Sept. 5 is National Cheese Pizza Day.
So in honor of National Cheese Pizza Day, we put together a few fun facts:
- Americans eat 350 slices of pizza per second.
- The average American eats 23 pounds of pizza each year.
- 93 percent of Americans eat at least one slice of pizza each month.
In celebration of National Cheese Pizza Day, OTTO Pizza owners Mike Keon and Anthony Allen paid a visit to Good Day Maine, the Fox Network morning show in Portland, Maine, to show everyone exactly how OTTO Pizza makes a cheese pizza, which serves as the foundation for many of the OTTO Pizza flavor combinations.
And you can bet we’ll be checking in with one of our favorite bloggers later today to see how she marks the special occasion.