Pizza history

In America, October is the National Pizza Month and has been since 1987

The longest pizza delivery was from Cape Town, South Africa to Sydney, Australia

The first pizza wasn't made in Italy or USA. It was ancient Greeks who gave birth to pizza. They used to bake flat and round large breads and topped them with veggies, potatoes, spices and olive oil.

Over 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year

251,770,000 lbs of pepperoni are consumed every year

America, England, France and Spain were made aware of pizza after World War II. It was during WWII that many European and American soldiers tasted pizza during occupation of Italian cities.

In the 16th century in Naples a Galette flat bread was referred to as a pizza. A dish of the poor people, it was sold in the street and not considered a kitchen recipe for some time. In June 1889, to honor the Queen Consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy; the Neapolitan pizza maker, created the 'Margherita pizza', which was garnished with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and basil to represent the colours of the Italian flag.