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Yes, it's National Pizza Month

By Staff

Published October 1, 2018

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It's true. October is National Pizza Month.

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National Pizza Month is the brainchild of the former publisher of Pizza Today magazine (yes, the publication really exists).

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Why do we care? Well, pizza is the favorite food of many Americans.

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In fact, more than 90% of Americans have a slice every now and then, according to Pizza.com

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The days during the year when we're most likely to have a hankering for pizza are Super Bowl Sunday, Halloween, the night before Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

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Generally speaking, we're most likely to eat pizza on Saturdays, according to Pizza.com.

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We take our pizza so seriously that even internal matters at pizza companies are a big deal. When John Schnatter, founder of Papa John's, was forced out of his job, it was national news.

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So, how can you celebrate National Pizza Month?

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First, check with your favorite pizza restuarant. It may be offering specials during October.

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Another option: Try something different on your next slice. Is now the time to finally getting around to trying pineapple as a topping -- or anchovies?

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Speaking of something different: Why not try someplace new? If you live in a place with multiple pizzerias, go to one you don't visit often or haven't tried before.

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You also can learn how to make your own pizza at home, either from scratch or using a meal kit.

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