National Pizza Bagel Day

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Welcome to another tasty adventure in the wacky world of national days! Today, we're celebrating National Pizza Bagel Day, the perfect combination of two delicious culinary creations. Get ready to sink your teeth into the cheesy goodness of this unique holiday!

When is Pizza Bagel Day?

It's national pizza bagel day on the 9th February.

The History of National Pizza Bagel Day

Did you know that pizza bagels have a longer history than the internet itself? Well, maybe not quite, but they have been satisfying hungry folks for decades. The concept of a pizza bagel originated in the 1970s when some culinary genius had the brilliant idea of combining the classic flavors of pizza with the convenient, handheld nature of bagels.

Although the exact origin story is shrouded in mystery (or maybe just covered in melted cheese), pizza bagels quickly gained popularity, becoming a beloved snack for people of all ages. From the crunchy outer layer to the gooey cheese topping, these bite-sized treats are a delicious indulgence.

History behind the term 'Pizza Bagel'


The Birth of the Bagel Pizza Concept

In the year 1970, the concept of the pizza bagel was born. It is believed to have originated in the United States, where bagels and pizza are both popular foods. The idea was to combine the delicious flavors of a pizza with the convenience and portability of a bagel, creating a unique and tasty snack. The combination of a bagel's chewy texture and a pizza's savory toppings proved to be a winning formula.


Rise in Popularity

During the 1980s, the pizza bagel started gaining popularity as a quick and easy meal option. It became especially popular among children and adolescents, who loved the mini-sized pizzas that could fit perfectly on a bagel. The pizza bagel was often enjoyed as an after-school snack or as a part of a packed lunch. Its versatility and delicious taste made it a hit among young pizza lovers.


Commercial Production

In the 1990s, commercial production of pizza bagels began. Food companies recognized the growing demand for this unique culinary creation and started manufacturing frozen pizza bagels. These frozen versions allowed people to enjoy pizza bagels at home, simply by heating them up in the oven or microwave. This further contributed to the widespread popularity and accessibility of the pizza bagel.


Continued Enjoyment and Variations

Today, pizza bagels continue to be enjoyed by people of all ages. They are often seen as a fun and nostalgic food item, reminding people of their childhood or youthful indulgences. The pizza bagel has also inspired various other variations, such as different types of bagel crusts, unique pizza toppings, and even vegan or gluten-free options. Whether enjoyed as a snack or a meal, the pizza bagel continues to be a beloved culinary creation.

Did you know?

Did you know that the world's largest pizza was actually created in Rome, Italy? This massive pizza measured an astounding 13,580.28 square feet, breaking the previous record by a whopping 252 square feet! Talk about a pizza party!


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First identified

9th February 2016

Most mentioned on

9th February 2016

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