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January 25, 2004

Did You Know?

The world's first pizzeria, Antica Pizzeria Port Alba in Naples, Italy opened in 1830 in and is still in business. The modern Pizza was created by Naples baker Raffael Esposito. In 1889 he created a pizza for King Umberto and the queen, topping the pizza with red tomatoes, white cheese and green basil to depict the Italian flag. He named it in honour of Queen Margherita - who also became the first person to have ordered a take-away (take-out) pizza. Today, more than 5 billion pizzas are sold annually.
Pizza is closing in on the hamburger as the world's second most popular fast food. About 5.5 billion hamburgers are sold annually.


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