According to a news report from jacksonville.com, "Eschew the bratwurst; forget the franks and shun sauerkraut in favor of pepperoni and anchovies this month. It may be time for Oktoberfest, but the 10th month is also National Pizza Month."
"Gennaro Lombardi is believed to have opened the first U.S. pizzeria in 1905, but it wasn't until the 1950s that Americans fell in "amore" with the big pizza pie. Folks in the U.S. eat about 350 slices of pizza per second – pass the Pepto Bismol! That's 100 acres of pizza a day, or 3 billion pizzas sold annually. If you don't order at least one pizza a month, you're not doing your part. Another legendary year in pizza history was 1987, when Lorenzo Amato and Louis Piancone made the world's largest pizza. The cheese and pepperoni pie was 140 feet in diameter and weighed 44,000 pounds."