National Pizza Day 2022 has sadly passed – but you can still grab deals from some of the UK’s major pizza restaurant chains
Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner, pizza is one of the UK’s favourite dishes(image: Adobe)
National Pizza Day is the day to pay homage to the beautiful dough-based Italian dish and indulge in your pizza fantasies.
While the 2022 edition has now passed, some of you may still be enjoying it having saved yourself breakfast pizza (the best kind).
And for those of you who missed out, you still have time to grab a deal with the likes of Pizza Express and Franco Manca.
So what exactly is National Pizza day – and where can you still grab a deal?
Here’s everything you need to know.
When is National Pizza Day 2022?
National Pizza Day 2022 took place on Wednesday 9 February.
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.
NationalWorld has listed some of the deals that are still on:
The pizza delivery giant offered no specific deals on the big day but usually offers discounts for its incredibly naughty pizzas and sides.
Papa John’s National Pizza Day offer has ended, but it is still running a competition that will see one lucky winner given a year’s supply of pizza.
You have until midnight on Thursday to enter.
The high street pizza chain is still offering 20% off via delivery or collection for its top four bestsellers until 6 March, including the American Hot, Padana, Pollo Forza and Vegan Giardiniera.
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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