National Pizza Month

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


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]

See also


  1. "National Pizza Month". 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. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  5. "Happy's Pizza celebrating National Pizza Month". 3 October 2013. 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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