National Pizza Month, October, came to fruition more than 35 years ago in 1984. Gary Durnell, former publisher of Pizza Today Magazine and a pizzeria owner himself is credited with creating what may be our favorite month ever here at Hungry Howie's®. Durnell created the month to support and spread awareness of the pizza industry and to help local pizzeria owners just like himself improve business. What better way to do just that than to dedicate an entire month to our favorite dish–pizza.
Now that you know the basics, and can answer the question of "when is National Pizza Month?" keep reading for creative ways to celebrate.
Celebrating National Pizza Month
If you're like us here at Hungry Howie's®, you probably think that any reason is reason enough to celebrate pizza. And that's what we will be doing all October long; we hope you'll join us. There are countless ways to celebrate National Pizza Month. In fact, there really isn't a wrong way to celebrate this beloved month at all! Below, we've compiled a list of ways that you can join in this tasty American tradition and spread the pizza love.
25 ways to celebrate National Pizza Month:
Order your favorite Hungry Howie's® pizza. Pick one of our fan favorites off the menu or create your own combination of delicious toppings.
Organize a pizza party at the office. Everyone loves when pizza appears in the break room or staff lounge!
Send a friend or family member a pizza just because–for the love of pizza!
Take a picture of your pizza upload it to social media using the hashtag #NationalPizzaMonth.
Have a pizza eating competition with a friend.
Try making pizza at home with the kids.
Order a pizza you've never had before–you might find your new favorite!
Take a pizza making class.
Make or order a breakfast pizza to eat for your first meal of the day on October 1st.
Dress up like a slice of pizza for Halloween.
Find deals at your local pizzeria in honor of National Pizza Month.
Write a poem about pizza.
Watch a movie with a famous pizza scene (Fast Times at Ridgemont High or E.T. anyone?).
Listen to a song about pizza–if you haven't heard it yet check out Pizza Girl by The Jonas Brothers.
Try a new Flavored Crust® from Hungry Howie's® and share your experience on social media using the hashtag #FamousForFlavor.
Support the Hungry Howie's® Hope and Pizza Campaign, which goes to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Join a pizza rewards program, like Howie Rewards®, where you get 10 Howie Points® for every qualifying purchase of $10 or more so you can get the best pizza deals all year long.
Paint a picture of your ideal pizza. Or draw a sketch!
Browse the Internet for famous pizza art and order a print to hang in your home. Check out the Pizzadelphia Wall of Fame.
Go on a tour of famous pizzerias in your local city.
Sign up for the HowiEmail club to get exclusive member's only offers and pizza savings sent directly to your inbox.
Create a pizza night calendar and try a new pie once a week for the entire month.
Play a pizza crossword puzzle.
Read all about the World Pizza Records.
Try playing these pizza games.
Endless Ways to Celebrate
Of course, there are endless ways to celebrate National Pizza Month and what matters most is that you pick a way that's fun, enjoyable, and tasty for you and your friends or family. There really is no wrong way to celebrate this excellent month–here at Hungry Howie's® we say to celebrate every single day if you can!
Order Your Favorite Pizza for Delivery or Carry-Out
In our opinion, one of the best ways to celebrate National Pizza Month is by ordering your favorite pizza for delivery or carry-out from Hungry Howie's®. You can place an order online, and use the HowieTrack® to see just where your pie is each step of the way until it reaches your door. Or, you can give us a ring and place your order over the phone. If you're in the neighborhood come on in and grab your pizza to-go in-person, or request delivery and we'll bring your favorite pie right to wherever you may be.
Here at Hungry Howie's®, all year long we get asked "when is National Pizza Month?" We're excited that it's finally upon us, in October. Because what goes better with pizza than cozying up with the family on a cool autumn night or getting together with friends to watch the big game on TV? In our world, it doesn't get much better than that and we're thrilled that there's an entire month to celebrate the thing we love the most–pizza, of course! Order today and start celebrating.