CLEVELAND, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Italy brought us many great things, among them, pizza. It has become one of the most popular dishes in America, and it's about to turn 127. On June 11, 1889, Raffaele Esposito created the first pizza for Queen Margherita of Savoy. Marco's Pizza is recognizing the day by giving away pizzas and offering its popular CheezyBread for just $1.27 all day Saturday, June 11 with any purchase at participating locations across the country. For a chance to win the pizzas, just go to Marco's Facebook page and provide your guess on what percentage of pizza are sold in America with one of the three most popular toppings: pepperoni, sausage or mushroom.
Marco's Pizza is also using the 127th birthday of pizza to launch its Eat, Share, Win Sweepstakes. Along with thousands of food prizes and the chance to win pizza for a year, there are other prizes that celebrate other great products from Italy. They include a Vespa scooter, a Gucci purse, Armani watches, and Versace sunglasses. There is also a grand prize for a trip for 2 to Italy. To enter, go to Marco's Facebook page. The contest ends July 31.
"We want 2016 to be a Magnifico summer for everyone," said Cathy Hull, chief marketing officer at Marco's Pizza. "We're offering three Magnifico pizzas; our award-winning Pepperoni Magnifico, complemented by two limited time pizzas, the Sausage Magnifico and the Mushroom Magnifico. Then we are giving away an abundance of prizes, all Italian, and all Magnifico."
Marco's was founded by native Italian, Pasquale "Pat" Giammarco in 1978. Today, it's America's fastest-growing pizza company. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate more than 700 stores in 35 states and three countries.
- It's estimated that 3 billion pizzas are sold in our country every year
- Every second 350 pizzas are purchased
- 93% of Americans eat pizza once every 30 days
- Pizza is a $46 billion industry
- 62% of us prefer meat toppings , while 38% like vegetables on our pizza
- Pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms are the three most popular toppings
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SOURCE Marco’s Pizza