NATIONAL PIZZA DAY - HISTORY & DEALS!
Today is National Pizza Day! In honor of that, Cumberland Farms has released the results of a survey around consumers’ preferences and popular debates when it comes to pizza. The results tackled the ongoing pineapple conversation, showing that 65% of respondents are in favor of the warm fruit on their pizza. The survey also asked participants how they feel about pizza in the morning, and while you may think that most would prefer eggs, a whopping 85% of respondents said they indulge in cold leftovers for breakfast. Cumberland Farms’ pizza debates survey revealed the following:
Most respondents are traditionalists when it comes to how they eat their pizza, with 78% saying they eat their slice from end to crust.
When it comes to dipping pizza in ranch dressing, the jury is still out. While 47% of respondents think it’s delicious, 52% think it takes away from the taste of the pizza.
92% of respondents believe pizza should forever be a finger food, and that it should be eaten with your hands rather than with a fork and a knife.
When it comes to the debate surrounding cooked pineapple on pizza, the results are in! A whopping 65% of respondents love their pie topped with the warm fruit, and 33% of them deem Hawaiian as their favorite type of pizza.
Eggs for breakfast? Try cold pizza, instead. 85% of respondents love reaching for leftover slices versus toast in the morning.
If you’re going to order pizza, 71% believe you should go big or go home and order it by the box versus by the slice.
Meanwhile, did you know only 2% of Americans don’t like pizza, and one in three Americans eat pizza at least once a week? That’s what nationaltoday.com found in its Pizza Day Survey, which asked Americans to share a “pizza” their minds about America’s favorite sort-of-Italian food. It’s hard to imagine, but before World War II, pizza was little known outside of Italy or Italian immigrant communities. Allied troops, tired of their limited rations, found pizza – and once they returned home, the popularity of the dish skyrocketed. With 57% of Americans claiming to love pizza, 22% can eat an entire pizza by themselves and 3% say they would rather eat a pizza than have a boyfriend or girlfriend. More fun info from the survey:
Top 5 most popular pizza toppings
Top 5 favorite pizza brands
1. Pizza Hut
2. Papa John’s Pizza
3. Domino’s Pizza
4. Papa Murphy’s
5. Little Caesar’s Pizza
– Pizza ranks the No. 2 most popular fast food in America behind hamburgers. (43% of Americans rank pizza as their favorite.)
– 18% of people say pizza is their favorite food period.
– 10% of people like to have a glass of wine with their pizza.
– 9% of people say their idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day is sharing a pizza.
National Pizza Day FreebiesBaskin-Robbins: The ice cream chain is giving free samples of its new Sweetheart Polar Pizza Ice Cream Treat from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at participating locations nationwide.
Bearno’s: Find specials at www.bearnos.com/specials.
Blaze Pizza: For a limited time, go to www.blazepizza.com/work to get a buy-one, get-one free coupon code, which you’ll enter in the chain’s app. Use the app to earn freebies and get other discounts.
Cali’flour Foods: Friday through Sunday, get a five-pack for $59, which includes 10 cauliflower pizza crusts and free shipping. Shop online at www.califlourfoods.com.
California Pizza Kitchen: Through Friday, substitute a cauliflower pizza crust in place of a classic hand-tossed dough or crispy thin crust for free. After Friday, it’ll cost an additional $2.50 for the substitution.
Chuck E. Cheese: Through Friday, get a free large thin and crispy pepperoni pizza when you buy any large pizza with code 5555. Also through Valentine’s Day from 6-8 p.m. each day, get a free brownie square, while supplies last.
Cicis: Earn free pizza and other deals with the My Cicis loyalty program. Sign up at www.cicis.com/my-cicis.
Domino’s: With the mix and match special, choose two menu items for $5.99 each. Items include a medium two-topping pizza, Specialty Chicken, eight-piece chicken wings or boneless wings, Stuffed Cheesy Breads, bread twists, sandwiches, pastas, salads or Marbled Cookie Brownie. Earn points toward a free pizza with the Piece of the Pie Rewards program.
Donatos: For $1 more than the regular pepperoni pizza, try the chain’s new Spicy Pepperoni Pizza. Also sign up for the chain’s email and text program at www.donatos.com for more savings.
Giordano’s Pizza: G-Club members get 20% off online orders Friday. Join the club at www.giordanos.com/join. Also on Friday, the chain’s heart-shaped pizzas will be available in-store and can be shipped nationwide. To ship the pizza for delivery by Valentine’s Day order by Sunday at www.giordanos.com/shop.
Godfather’s Pizza: Get any two large one-topping pizzas for $22 at participating locations.
Hungry Howie’s: Find deals based on locations at www.hungryhowies.com.
Imo’s Pizza: Find specials at www.imospizza.com/specials.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant: Get any two pizzas and one growler of signature beer for $25 on takeout orders.
Little Caesars: Get a $6 ExtraMostBestest pizza, which the company says comes with “the most pepperoni and cheese at the nation’s best price” at participating locations.
Mazzio’s Italian Eatery: Find coupons and deals at www.mazzios.com/special_offers. Also get a $5 off $10 coupon for joining the email club.
Papa Gino’s: Find deals at www.papaginos.com/deals.
Papa John’s: Get a dual layer pepperoni pizza for $10 Papa John’s at Papa John’s for a limited time. Earn free pizza through the Papa Rewards program.
Papa Murphy’s: Get a heart-shaped pizza called the HeartBaker starting at $7, now through Valentine’s Day at all locations nationwide in-store and online. Also for $10, get the HeartBaker Pizza and cookie dough. Find other deals based on location at www.papamurphys.com/deals.
Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers: Download the myPilot app to get an offer for a free slice of PJ Fresh Pizza to redeem Friday.
Pizza Hut: Hut Rewards members get 30% off all pizzas Friday. Also for a limited time, get two medium two-topping pizzas for $5.99 each for delivery and carryout orders.
Pizza Inn: Join the email club for offers at www.pizzainn.com/deals.
Pizza Patrón: Get any large specialty pizza for $5.99 Friday at the Latin-inspired pizza franchise.
Pizza Ranch: Find deals and coupons at www.pizzaranch.com.
Real Good Food Company: If you’re watching carbs, here’s a deal on a pizza made with a parmesan chicken crust. Get $10 off the brand’s Real Good Pizzas for online orders Friday placed at www.realgoodfoods.com with code PIZZA. For a limited time, you also can save on the frozen pizzas at Walmart stores with the Ibotta smartphone cashback app.
Round Table Pizza: From 2-5 p.m. Friday, get a free original personal pizza, cheese or pepperoni, with the purchase of any Pepsi fountain drink at participating locations. Limit one per guest. Find locations at www.pizzapieday.com.
The Pizza Press: Get a pizza and pint of beer for $13 Friday.
Toppers Pizza: For a limited time, get a large two-topping carryout pizza for $8.99, available to upgrade to any pizza for $2 more. There’s also a pick two deal on any pizza and Topperstix for $9.99 each. Order both offers at www.toppers.com.
Whole Foods Market: Large “Take & Bake” pizzas will be on sale for $9.99 Friday at participating stores. While supplies last.