Pizza might be most heavily associated with the Italians, but the pepperoni pizza is purely American. Served on more than a third of American pizza orders, it’s safe to say that pepperoni is the U.S.’s favorite topping, and that’s a reason to celebrate. So, on Sept. 20, get up to your local slice shop to get down with National Pepperoni Pizza Day!
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National Pepperoni Pizza Day Activities
1. Find a pizza museum near you
The U.S. Pizza Museum operates out of Chicago, and there's another pizza museum, Pizza Brain, in Philadelphia. Pizza Brain holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of pizza memorabilia. See if there's something similar near you!
2. Hunt down the best pepperoni slice
They all might be good, but one of them has to be the best. Use Yelp as your guide to find the best slice of pepperoni heaven near you!
3. Have a pizza party
In this crazy world, if one thing is certain, it's that everyone loves pizza. Invite some of your friends over in observation of this special holiday!
Why We Love National Pepperoni Pizza Day
A. It's not good for you
We're living in a time when health-conscious food options become more accessible by the day. That's great — nutritious foods certainly have their place at the table — but sometimes you just want to chow down on something greasy. Hello pepperoni pizza!
B. It's universal
Pepperonis are the indisputable king of the pizza topping world, and for good reason — everyone likes pepperoni pizza!
C. It's got all the food groups
We can't argue that pepperoni pizza is healthy for you (see point "A"), but if you're trying to convince yourself, you can remind yourself that pizza has all of the important food groups: fruits & veggies, meat, dairy, and grain.