Have you heard the big holiday news? One of the very best food holidays in the entire year is almost here. According to a Long Island Media report published on Sept. 3, a mouth-watering holiday is hours away and Americans are in the mood to celebrate! Sept. 5, 2014, is National Cheese Pizza Day in the U.S.A! While the origins of National Cheese Pizza Day are unknown, folks have been enjoying pizza for centuries!
The earliest form of pizza was bread baked beneath stones of a fire, then seasoned with different toppings. Gennaro Lombardi is credited with opening the first pizzeria in New York City back in 1905. Lombardi's is still considered one of America’s best pizzerias today. In 1957, frozen pizzas were introduced and the rest, as they say, is history.
Once considered a peasant’s meal, today’s pizzas can be made with just about any topping, sauce or crust combination you desire. Whether you prefer deep dish, stuffed or thin and crispy, one thing is for certain - Americans love pizza! Americans eat about 350 slices of pizza each second! Yep, per second! While pepperoni is the preferred topping for most American pizza lovers, who can resist a slice of pizza pie loaded with ooey, gooey melted cheese?
In honor of National Cheese Pizza Day, why not whip up one or two new or tried-and-true cheese pizza recipes or stop by one of the following locations for a great pizza meal deal? Whether you enjoy a ‘za alone, at a favorite restaurant or with a family pizza party, say cheese, please!
National Cheese Pizza Day 2014 Deals Across America
Free Pizza - Half Moon Windy City Sports Grill will be giving away free 9-inch pizza’s in honor of the event – no purchase is necessary! The freebie takes place on Sept. 5, 2014, from 11 – 2:00 a.m. Toppings are extra. Dine-in only.
Free Slice & Drink - Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day in a great big way! Get a free cheese pizza slice and small drink – with purchase of any adult entrée - on Sept. 4 and/or Sept. 5, 2014. Now we're talkin'!
Pizza Deal – Pizza Vinoteca, in New York City, will be celebrating the occasion with a delicious deal. Get a cheese pizza for half the price on Sept. 5, 2014.
Godfather’s, along with Sam & Louie’s, will be doing something very special in honor of National Cheese Pizza Day. They’ll be delivering 85 cheese pizzas to the 300-plus staff members of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha. A special way to say “thank you” to the amazing staff who care for children.