It's National Pizza Month, And I'm Celebrating All Month Long

October 2, 2018

It may be well-known that I am HUGE pizza lover. So… why has no one ever told me that pizza gets its own month? And while it’s not a nationally-recognized holiday here in America (though it should be), October is National Pizza Month. Apparently National Pizza Month has been celebrated since October of '84! How did I just find out about this?!

Since it is National Pizza Month, here are some really absurd statistics. The average person will munch their way through 731 pizzas in their lifetime, or an incredible 5,847 slices (those are rookie numbers according to me).

The folks over at Ellio’s pizza and Virtuoso pizza gathered up some statistics which show precisely how much we, as Americans, love our pizza.

• 97% of Americans eat pizza.
• Americans consume 350 slices of pizza every second. (whoa! *takes bite from cheese pizza slice*)
• 1 in 3 would give up social media for pizza. (Given the choice...goodbye social media!)
• 28% are likely to eat frozen pizza in the next week.
• 31% of all Americans think pizza is the best food in the world.

• 40% of millennials think pizza is the best food in the world. ( it is the best food in the world)
• 1 in 4 millennials agree that nothing is better than having a frozen pizza waiting for you at home.
• 35% of millennials crave pizza delivery after it’s too late to order.
• Pizza is most popular in the Northeast. (or Maple Grove..where I live)
• The most popular day of the week to eat pizza is Saturday. (For me it's any day that ends in Y)

If you're wondering where to score the best pizza in the Twin Cities, there's an app made by Barstool Sports called 'One Bite' which you can download from the Apple Store or Google play store HERE


Now that you know some pizza facts, and where you can find good pizza near you. Here are Pizza Deals for National Pizza Month

Pizza Hut
The deal: For National Pizza Month, Pizza Hut is offering a different deal every week. From October 1-7, you can get 35% off menu-priced items with the code "35OFFPIZZAMONTH". From October 8-14, get a free order of breadsticks with a menu-priced medium or large pizza with the code "BREADSTICKS2018". Order a large from October 15-21 get a free dessert or side with the code "DESSERTSOCT". And, to round out the month, take 20% off menu-priced pizzas from October 22-28 with the code "20OFFPIZZAMONTH".
When: Dates vary

The deal: Order at least two items from the chain's "Mix & Match" promotion and each is $5.99. The menu features pizzas, pasta, bread bites, boneless chicken wings, and other items. Each item is just $5.99.
When: Ongoing

The deal: Grab yourself a coal-fired brick-oven pizza on any Monday in October, and you can pick up a 16-inch traditional cheese pizza for just $10. The offer is only valid for dine-in and carry-out orders, and won't be available at Grimaldi's locations in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. 
When: Every Monday in October

Hungry Howie's
The deal: Order a large one-topping pizza at regular price and get a medium one-topping pizza for just a buck. It's a National Pizza Month deal, but it's also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So, with every pizza purchased, Hungry Howie's will make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. (Offer is valid at participating locations and isn't valid in Florida.)
When: September 24 - October 30

Papa Murphy's
The deal: Head to Papa Murphy's website and sign up for its email offers. You'll get a code for 25% off an order of $20 or more.
When: Ongoing

Papa John's
The deal: The Papa John-less pizza chain is offering a large specialty pizza and a large two-topping pizza for $22.
When: Ongoing

Pizza Patron
The deal: Order any three large pizzas and they're just $6.99 each. Also, for a limited time, you can score a free one-topping pizza with the purchase of an 18-inch XL pizza.
When: Through October 31