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Fun Fact March 3, 2020

3 March 2020


To fruit the pizza or not;  The history of Hawaiian Pizza.  Greek-Canadian Sam Panopoulos claimed that he created the first Hawaiian pizza at the Satellite Restaurant in Chatham, Ontario, Canada in 1962. The addition of pineapple to the traditional mix of tomato sauce and cheese, sometimes with ham or sometimes with bacon, was not initially widely accepted but soon became popular locally and eventually became a regular menu item of pizzerias around the world.  Panopoulos chose the name Hawaiian after the brand of canned pineapple that he used.  In 2014, Time magazine listed Hawaiian pizza number one on its list of “The 13 Most Influential Pizzas of All Time.”  According to a 2019 YouGov Onmibus survey, 12% of Americans who eat pizza say that pineapple is one of their top three favorite pizza toppings, and 24% say that pineapple is one of their least favorite toppings. Only two ingredients were more widely disliked in the survey, anchovies and eggplant