CLEVELAND, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- March 9th is National Meatball Day, and Marco's Pizza is celebrating by kicking off its Meatball Madness promotion just in time for tournament play.
The first 1,000 consumers who download the Meatball Madness Game from Marco's Facebook, www.Facebook.com/MarcosPizza, on March 9th will receive a FREE Medium Zesty Meatball & Pepperoni Pizza through an email certificate. If you're a good shot at getting a meatball into the basket, you could also score a Meatball Madness Office Party for your co-workers, just in time for the first round of the tournament on March 16. And even if meatball basketball isn't your game, you'll still receive a certificate for a $5 Medium Zesty Meatball & Pepperoni Pizza. The office parties and offers are valid at participating Marco's Pizza markets across the country.
What are the origins of National Meatball Day? Culinary experts aren't sure. But they all agree that contrary to popular belief, meatballs as we know them did not originate from Italy. Instead, Italian immigrants coming to America in 1880 to 1920 created them. The majority of immigrants were extremely impoverished, and had been spending 75 percent of their income on food in Italy, compared to only 25 percent in the United States. Meat quickly became a staple, and families were putting meatballs more frequently on the table.
Marco's Pizza is now featuring a Zesty Meatball & Pepperoni Pizza, as well as a Zesty 5 Cheese Pizza, for a limited time. Both incorporate the Italian traditions of the brand's founder, Pasquale "Pat" Giammarco, including a special three-cheese blend, his signature sauce recipe, and dough that is made fresh every day in each Marco's Pizza store.
Marco's Pizza is the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States. The company has grown from its roots as a beloved Ohio brand to operate more than 800 stores across the country, and four countries.
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