Profile America: about the National Pizza Month

Washington / DC. (gov) A great many Americans would name pizza high up among their favourite foods, month in and month out. But for the 31st time, October is designated as National Pizza Month. No one knows the exact origin of pizza, but ancient Mediterranean cultures enjoyed flatbreads with various toppings and seasonings. An Italian immigrant named Gennaro Lombardi opened the first pizzeria in the United States in New York City in 1905. American soldiers who served in Italy returned from World War II with a taste for pizza and helped its climb to nationwide popularity. Now, about three billion pizzas are sold annually. There are some 70’000 pizzerias across the U.S., among the country´s 216’000 limited service restaurants – according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Profile America: about the «National Pizza Month»

Washington / DC. (gov) A great many Americans would name pizza high up among their favorite foods, month in and month out. But for the 30th time, October is designated as National Pizza Month in the United States. An Italian immigrant named Gennaro Lombardi is thought to have opened the first pizzeria in the U.S. around 1900 in New York City. No one knows the precise origin of pizza, but ancient Mediterranean cultures enjoyed flatbreads with various toppings and seasonings. American soldiers who served in Italy came back from World War II raving about pizza and helped its climb to nationwide popularity. Americans eat enough pizza each day to cover 100 acres. There are an estimated 63’000 pizzerias across the U.S., and pizza is also served at a good many of the nation´s more than half million other dining and drinking places – according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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