National Pizza Month

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National pizza month is an American observance that occurs for the month of October every year.

History[edit]

This observance began in October 1984, and was created by Gerry Durnell, the publisher of Pizza Today magazine.[1] Some people observe National pizza month by consuming various types of pizzas or pizza slices, or going to various pizzerias.[2] During the month, some pizzerias give away free pizzas or pizza slices to customers or offer reduced-price promotions.[3][4][5][6] Some businesses run fundraising drives, donating proceeds of pizza sales to benefit various organizations or charities.[7][8][9] Some pizzerias create unique pizzas that they don't routinely offer. For example, Mamma Mia! Pizza Kitchen in Levelland, Texas created a pizza prepared with rattlesnake meat in 2009 to celebrate the month.[10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Pizza Month". Pizza.com. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Pizza City. p. 97. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pie Five Pizza pays it forward". PMQ Pizza Magazine. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pizza restaurant gives away free pies in honor of National Pizza". DC News FOX 5. 2 October 2014. Archived from the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Happy's Pizza celebrating National Pizza Month". 3 October 2013. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Domino's has deal for national pizza month". PMQ Pizza Magazine. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pizza Pizza Closes National Pizza Month With Fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network". PMQ Pizza Magazine. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Pizza Today. Pizza Today. pp. 8, 38. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Donating $1 From Select Specialty Pizzas To Benefit Children's Hospital & Medical Center This Month". Restaurant News. October 14, 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "National Pizza Month Calls For a Rattlesnake Round-Up". PMQ Pizza Magazine. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 

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