The 20th of September is Pepperoni Pizza Day.
Pepperoni pizza might be the most popular type of pizza ever yet created. In fact, it’s pretty much the default pizza in the United States and Canada. Every place selling pizza by the slice will pretty much always have a pepperoni slice as the default advertised option.
The combo of cheese and pepperoni offers pizza lovers crunchy crust, stringy cheese and highly-flavoured, greasy, chewy meat.
Do you like your pepperoni pizza deep dish, regular crust or thin crust? Chicago style or New York style? Round or rectangular shaped pizza?
By the way, pepperoni pizza is a very American invention. The Italians don’t put what we call pepperoni on their pizza, and besides, they would call it something like salami anyway, not pepperoni, which in Italian actually means “bell peppers” and has nothing to do with meat at all!
Regardless, since today is Pepperoni Pizza Day, why not treat yourself and ask for DOUBLE the pepperoni!
Activities for today
- Make a pepperoni pizza from scratch;
- get some photos of it and share them out on social media;
- go out for a pizza night with friends and order pepperoni pizza;
- if you’re in a hurry and on your own, grab one from the grocery store chiller or freezer to cook up at home;
- look for deals with website coupons or through apps;
- treat your dog to a mini pepperoni pizza plush toy!
The earliest print mention that CooksInfo is aware of for a “Pepperoni Pizza Day” dates from 2015 in North Carolina.
“Sept. 20: National Pepperoni Pizza Day” — It’s Always Something. Burlington, North Carolina: Burlington Times News. 31 August 2015. Page B1, col. 3.
Celebrating national pepperoni pizza day. Toronto, Canada: Global News. 20 September 2019. Accessed August 2021 at https://globalnews.ca/video/5931779/celebrating-national-pepperoni-pizza-day
Domino’s® to Celebrate Pepperoni Pizza Day with Weeklong Carryout Special. PR Newswire. 17 September 2018. Accessed August 2021 at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dominos-to-celebrate-pepperoni-pizza-day-with-weeklong-carryout-special-300712466.html
Domino’s Australia. Celebrate National Pepperoni Pizza Day with Domino’s. 17 September 2020. Accessed August 2021 at https://newsroom.dominos.com.au/blog/2020/9/17/pepp-talk-celebrate-national-pepperoni-day-with-dominos
Escalante, Eric. National Pepperoni Pizza Day deals | Where to find a slice at a steal. Sacramento, California: ABC 10. 17 September 2020. Accessed August 2021 at https://www.abc10.com/article/life/food/national-pepperoni-pizza-day-deals-2020/103-d6d6f84c-f7ec-4d15-8dd9-5a6f33a714c8
National Pepperoni Pizza Day on Sept. 20. Detroit, Michigan: WDIV-TV . 20 September 2019. Accessed August 2021 at https://www.clickondetroit.com/food/2019/09/20/national-pepperoni-pizza-day-2019-best-freebies-deals/
Nelson, Dustin. Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Pizza for National Pepperoni Pizza Day. Thrillist. 20 September 2020. Accessed August 2021 at https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/national-pepperoni-pizza-day-2020-deals-near-me
Smith, Lydia. National Pepperoni Pizza Day 2019: Best Deals From Domino’s, Papa John’s and Mountain Mike’s. Newsweek Magazine. 20 September 2019. Accessed August 2021 at https://www.newsweek.com/national-pepperoni-pizza-day-food-deals-offers-us-1458776
Sunday is National Pepperoni Pizza day. Davenport, Iowa: KWQC TV. 20 September 2020. Accessed 2021 at https://www.kwqc.com/2020/09/20/sunday-is-national-pepperoni-pizza-day/
Tyko, Kelly. Free pizza and deals available for National Pepperoni Pizza Day 2019: Where to find it. USA Today. 19 September 2019. Accessed August 2021 at https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2019/09/19/national-pepperoni-pizza-day-deals-1-pizza-hut-pizza-friday/2343781001/