Last month we told you about a very important holiday, National Cheese Pizza Day. This month, however, we have an even more important holiday to tell you about. That’s right, we’re coming up on National Pepperoni Pizza Day, which is on September 20th. Now that we all appreciate this food in its purest form, we can move on to the serious subject of toppings. We all know that toppings can make or break a pizza. Or start some contentious arguments. Just as a group of people how they feel about pineapple.
But we’re getting away from what’s important: pepperoni. It’s consistently America’s favorite topping, and it’s easy to understand why. But there are other toppings that reach the top of the charts as well.
Let’s look at America’s top three favorite pizza toppings.
We all knew it, it’s no surprise that pepperoni comes in at number one year after year. In a poll conducted by YouGov in February of last year, a whopping 64% of Americans said they liked pepperoni on pizza. And it really is the perfect topping. It’s a little bit spicy and gets crispy when you bake it. The flavors and textures perfectly complement the base of cheese, tomato, and crust.
Snagging the number two spot is pepperoni’s cousin sausage. People love it for the same reasons they love pepperoni. It’s a protein that adds a little extra flavor and complex tastes to the pizza. Every restaurant and pizzeria has their preferred sausage, so this topping can be sweeter or spicer depending on where you eat.
The number three spot might be a surprise at first glance, but it makes sense if you think about it for a minute. For some people, mushrooms have an “ick” factor, but the earthy taste brings out the flavors of the other ingredients. You probably won’t order mushrooms as your only topping, but when paired with pepperoni, sausage, or anything else, they’re absolutely delicious.
Pizza Near Me at Granfanally’s
You can never go wrong with pizza. It’s pretty much the perfect food. Whether you’re like most people and love pepperoni or you prefer to load it up with other toppings, it’s always a winner. And at Granfanally’s, we take it to the next level with our garlic knot crust. Stop in and give it a try!