Pizza Day September 5 Cherokee County GA

Celebrate National Cheese Pizza Day on September 5th!

There’s no doubting it, pizza has become an American favorite, and cheese pizza is at the heart of it. Celebrate your love for cheese pizza (and your local pizza place) on September 5th – National Cheese Pizza Day! Browse Cherokee County pizza joints below. 

Unfortunately, no one is really sure who started National Cheese Pizza Day. We just know it’s celebrated on September 5 every year, and we’re okay with that! We do know a few things about pizza in general, though. In ancient Greece, they covered their bread with oils, herbs and cheese. Many believe this to be the beginning of the pizza. In Byzantine Greek the word was spelled πίτα, or pita, meaning pie. The Romans also developed a version of the pizza pie. Using bay leaves for flavoring, the Romans topped the dough with cheese and honey.

When it comes to the modern pizza, we turn to Italy. Their Neapolitan flatbread created the beginnings of the pizza we know and love today. It was topped with mozzarella cheese made from high-quality buffalo milk.

National Cheese Pizza Day Stats

3 BILLION – Pizzas sold every year in the U.S.

350 – Slices of pizza sold every second

41% – American’s eating pizza every week

70,000 – Pizzerias in the U.S.

$40 BILLION – The size of the pizza industry in the U.S.

46 – Slices of pizza eaten each year by the average person.

6,600 – Pizzerias in California, more than any other state.

59% – Adults who prefer pizza as a dinner option

51,000 POUNDS – The weight of the largest pizza ever made

93% – Americans who will eat pizza at least once in the next 30 days.

To learn more about the history of pizza check out this site and this site.

Cherokee County Favorite Pizza Joints

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