National Pizza Day 2022 is here and some of the UK’s major pizza restaurant chains are offering some massive deals to entice you
Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner, pizza is one of the UK’s favourite dishes(image: Adobe)
Clear your diary, get your table booked and start working up an appetite – it’s National Pizza Day.
It’s time to pay homage to the beautiful dough-based Italian dish, which features in most people’s list of favourite foods.
Whether you’re a meat feast fiend or someone for whom four cheeses simply aren’t enough, it’s the day to indulge in your pizza fantasies.
All the more so given there will be some Premier League action tonight, with Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa all set to be in action.
But what exactly is National Pizza day – and can you grab any deals at major UK pizza restaurants?
Here’s what you need to know.
When is National Pizza Day 2022?
National Pizza Day 2022 is taking place on Wednesday 9 February – in other words, today!
What is National Pizza Day?
National Pizza Day does what it says on the tin – i.e. it’s a celebration of all things pizza.
Whether that be a calzone, pizza bread or even a chocolate-topped dessert pizza (yes, that’s a real thing).
However, it’s unknown why 9 February was chosen as the day on which National Pizza Day falls, or who started the tradition – not that we’re complaining.
Pizzas have been around for centuries – possibly thousands of years – with early versions of the dish being recorded in Roman poet Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’ when some of the characters eat “thin wheaten cakes as platters for their meal”.
The dish we know and love today only came into being relatively recently, according to History Today, with instances being recorded in 18th century Naples.
The date is primarily marked in the United States but has become more popular on this side of the Atlantic in recent years.
What deals are on offer for National Pizza Day 2022?
Some of the UK’s major pizza restaurants are offering special National Pizza Day deals.
Here are the latest ones NationalWorld has been told to look out for today:
National Pizza Day 2022 deals are still yet to be confirmed at the pizza delivery giant, although it usually has promotions going for some of its utterly filthy pizzas.
Papa John’s is offering 50% off when you spend £30 or more via its website or app on National Pizza Day.
It is also running a competition today that will see one lucky winner given a year’s supply of pizza.
The high street pizza chain is offering 50% off its American Hot pizza – the pizza Pizza Express says is the most popular in its UK restaurants.
The offer is valid for today only and is only available via collection or Deliveroo delivery.
Two versions of it are available:
- Meat eaters can enjoy one topped with pepperoni, mozzarella, tomato and a choice of hot green, hot & sweet chilli or jalapeño peppers.
- Vegans can devour the American Jack – an alternative version topped with smoky vegan jackfruit ‘pepperoni’.
Once National Pizza Day has passed, Pizza Express will continue to offer 20% off via delivery or collection for its top four bestsellers until 6 March, including Padana, Pollo Forza and Vegan Giardiniera, as well as the American Hot.
Pizza Hut is offering 50% off all its pizzas (excluding flatbread pizzas) when you spend £25.
The sourdough specialists are offering a three day special edition pizza.
It boasts British mozzarella, Colston Bassett stilton, wilted spinach and roasted hazelnuts dressed with honey and ‘nduja.
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