National Pizza Day

National Pizza Day is observed every year on Feb. 9. Since the dish is a staple of college life, we’d like to do a shout-out to this wonderful food.

Pizza ben
Ben enjoys the Fire & Stone pizza from the Blue Devil Market in the Memorial Student Center

First, here are some facts about pizza:

  • The ancient Greeks covered their flatbread with oils, herbs and cheese, but the modern pizza was invented in Naples, Italy.
  • The term “pizza” was first recorded in the 10th century, in a Latin manuscript from central Italy.
  • The Ancient Greeks had the word πικτή (pikte), “fermented pastry”, which in Latin became “picta”, and late Latin “pitta became “pizza.”
  • An estimated 13% of the U.S. population consumes pizza on any given day.
  • The world’s largest recorded pizza 122 feet 8 inches in diameter.

Take2’s favorite pizzas:


Hawaiian is up there for me. That’ll be mine. 
It’s too hard to pick a favorite.

Shannon Hoyt

Meat-lovers. All. Meat.

Andrew Kleiber

Meat-lovers. It has everything anyone could ask for!

Ryan Ballweber

Mine is just pepperoni.

Annalise Mark

I second the pepperoni.

Eric Krause

Hawaiin with jalepeños.

Allison Take2


What’s your favorite?


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