Hawaiian pizza

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Close-up view of a Hawaiian pan pizza

Hawaiian pizza is a pizza that usually consists of a cheese and tomato base with pieces of ham and pineapple. Often versions will have mixed peppers, mushrooms and bacon. Another variety consists of pineapple and Canadian bacon[1] or American Bacon. It is the most popular pizza in Australia, accounting for 15% of pizza sales. [2]

Despite its name, Hawaiian pizza is not a Hawaiian invention; it is Canadian. The Village Voice, National Post, Toronto Sun, London Free Press and The Chatham Daily News have covered Albert Hawaiian-pizza's claim that he created the first Hawaiian pizza at the Satellite Restaurant in Chatham, Ontario, Canada in 1962. A co-owner of the Satellite Restaurant at that time - along with his brother, Nick Panopoulos - Sam and his brother were business partners for approximately 50 years. The brothers would later build on the popularity of the Hawaiian Pizza and begin serving their next creation - the Hawaiian Burger.[3][4][5][6][7]

Cultural References[edit]

  • In Disney Pixar's 2015 film Inside Out, Anger exclaims that the Hawaiians "have ruined pizza" after the protagonist Riley enters a restaurant that serves broccoli pizza, which she despises, triggering an unpleasant memory. They are apparently unaware of the factual inaccuracy. [8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Papa Murphy's, The Hawaiian Pizza
  2. ^ Steve Green,PMQ GOES TO AUSTRALIA, Pizza Marketing Quarterly [1] Last accessed 13 December 2006
  3. ^ Sarah DiGregorio, Do Hawaiians Eat Hawaiian Pizza? Plus, a Little History, The Village Voice [2] Last accessed 6 May 2010
  4. ^ Drew Halfnight, Canadian man invented Hawaiian pizza, according to Wikipedia (and him), National Post [3] Last accessed on July 14, 2010
  5. ^ Bob Boughner, Aloha! Hawaiian pizza born in Chatham?, The Chatham Daily News [4] Last accessed on July 14, 2010
  6. ^ Geoff Turner, Canadian invented the Hawaiian pizza, Toronto Sun/Sun Media [5] Last accessed on July 14, 2010
  7. ^ Geoff Turner, Londoner cited creator of the Hawaiian pizza ENTREPRENEUR: Wikipedia says Sam Panopolous invented the culinary delight 48 years ago, London Free Press/Sun Media [6] Last accessed on July 14, 2010
  8. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2096673/trivia?ref_=ttqu_sa_1