By uttering his famous line as Kevin McCallister in John Hughes’ Christmas classic Home Alone (“a lovely cheese pizza just for me”), Macaulay Culkin made the cheese pizza the ultimate dinner for 90s kids everywhere and the generations to follow.
Of course, the history of pizza goes back even further. The pizza supposedly got its start in late 16th century Naples as the Gallete flatbread, a dish consumed by citizens of limited means who consumed the dish with tomatoes on top. Eventually, Naples street vendors in the 18th century saw the wider appeal of pizza and began offering it to locals. As the aristocracy caught on, the pizza went from the street to the shops and the community of pizza parlors was born.
Immortalized in movies such as the aforementioned Home Alone and television series like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the cheese pizza represents more than a placeholder for meatier options like sausage and pepperoni or vegetarian choices like olives and mushrooms. Pizza chains like our friends at Oggi’s Sports Brewhouse Pizza in San Clemente, California make their cheese pizzas especially delectable with the March Madness pie. Brushed with a garlic olive oil sauce, topped with Mozzarella, Fontina, Parmesan, Feta and mild Goat cheese, the March Madness is perfect all year long, not just for a certain basketball tournament.
So while the major pizza chains are predictable options for celebrating this glorious National Cheese Pizza Day, be sure to seek out a local spot with a unique spin on the classic cheese pizza. And if you are a pizza restaurant or pizza is part of your menu, use this day to your advantage by offering cheese pizza specials for dine-in, takeout or delivery. You never know the impact of such specials on not only today’s earnings, but your long-term customer base! Start compiling National Cheese Pizza Day deals right now.
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