(CTN News) _ It’s National Pepperoni Day 2022, a time to order and enjoy one of the most popular pizza toppings.
While pepperoni pizza is often associated with Italy, the modern-day variety is actually American.
In an interview with the New York Times, John Mariani described it as “purely an Italian-American creation, like chicken Parmesan.”
The traditional pepperoni pizza consists of pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni, which is a spicy salami made from cured pork and beef.
The word “pepperoni” comes from an Italian word for large peppers, such as bell peppers.
National Pepperoni Day 2022 was first mentioned in print in 1919, when U.S. pizzerias and Italian butcher shops flourished.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
For National Pepperoni Day 2022, BJ’s is offering a large pizza for half price. Use the code “HALFOFF” when ordering takeout to get half off any large deep-dish or tavern-cut pizza.
California Pizza Kitchen
For all reward members of California Pizza Kitchen, there is a special offer. A coupon for $5 off and a free small plate are available to newly registered users.
A mix-and-match deal is being offered by Domino’s in honor of the special event. National Pepperoni Day 2022, customers can purchase any two items for just $5.99 each.
To celebrate, Grimaldi’s rewards members will receive double points. The deal requires customers to sign up for the rewards program by Sept. 20, 2022.
The promo code PEPMAG allows customers to get a large Pepperoni Magnifico for just $9.99 from Marco’s Pizza.
On September 20, Papa John’s customers can order a pepperoni-stuffed crust pizza for a limited time. A large, hand-stuffed pizza with cheese and pepperoni costs $13.99.
Sbarro’s Slice Society offers customers a free extra-large New York slice with the purchase of a drink.
For a limited time, Toppers Pizza is offering two or more large menu items for only $10.99 each.