25 Appetizing Facts About Pizza In Less than 30 Minutes

1Dwight Eisenhower

The pizza wasn't popular in the U.S. until after World War 2, when U.S. troops including Dwight Eisenhower returned home from occupied Italy with an appreciation for Italian pizza.

2Pilot's pizza party

An airline pilot ordered 30 pizzas for his passengers, after finding out they would be delayed 2 hours for weather. The pizzas were delivered within 30 minutes by Domino’s and were cleared by security and sent directly to the plane in an official airport vehicle.

3Little Caesar's

Little Caesar's makes only a 0.90 cents profit on a $5 hot and ready pizza. $3.50 goes to the ingredients and 60 cents for overhead.

4Boris Yeltsin

In 1995, Boris Yeltsin, the then President of Russia, when visiting Washington DC was found drunk in his underwear trying to hail a cab to find pizza.

5Marshall Ledbetter

In 1991, Marshall Ledbetter (American photographer) blockaded himself in the Florida State Capitol building and demanded, among other things, a large Gumby's pizza, weed, 666 donuts, $100 worth of Chinese food, and a phone call with Ice Cube.


In the late 80's and early 90's McDonalds brought in the McPizza as part of their dinner menu. Customers who were used to fast service were irritated by the long wait times for made-to-order pizza and it was discontinued. Some franchises were left with pizza ovens they paid fifty grand for.

7Alaska pizza air delivery

There is a pizza place in Alaska that delivers pizzas to remote areas by plane, with no charge for delivery.

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8Frozen pizza

A popular dish in Scotland is a frozen pizza folded in half, dipped in batter and deep fried. It is usually served with salt and vinegar.

9Queen Margherita

The pizza Margherita owes its name to Italy's Queen Margherita who in 1889 visited the Pizzeria Brandi in Naples. The Pizzaiolo (pizza maker) on duty that day, Raffaele Esposito created a pizza for the Queen that contained the three colors of the new Italian flag.

10Breaking Bad

The fans of "Breaking Bad" have been attempting to re-enact a scene where Walter White flings a pizza onto the roof of his house. The real-life owner of the house does not appreciate their efforts.

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