Washington, D.C. – November 20, 2012 – Before the apple and pumpkin pies go in the oven on Thursday, the pizza industry prepares for one of the busiest pizza days of the year: Thanksgiving Eve. As one of the most traveled days of the year, the day before Thanksgiving families want a meal that is low-stress, no fuss and broadly-appealing as they prepare for their holiday feast.

Members of the American Pizza Community (APC) – a coalition of pizza companies, franchisees, suppliers and other vendors who make up the pizza industry – point to several reasons why pizza is the top choice on special days throughout the year including Thanksgiving Eve.

From oven-baked to customizable, pizza offers wholesome-quality ingredients that are sure to satisfy a whole group.
Pizza is a flexible option: pick it up, dine in or have it delivered. Any way you slice it, it’s hot, fresh and easy.
Pizza is a low-stress choice. You don’t have to pile everyone into a car to go out the night before a long day of travel.
Pizza is the perfect meal to bring people together and for many special celebratory occasions. It’s a convenient and communal meal that is meant to be shared, customizable and liked broadly.
Thanksgiving Eve is the second most popular day of the year for ordering pizza; the other days include Super Bowl Sunday, Halloween, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. With more than 70,000 pizzerias around the country, Americans have plenty of options!

About The American Pizza Community

The American Pizza Community is a coalition of the nation’s largest pizza companies, small business franchise owners, regional chains, suppliers and other entities that make up the American pizza industry. The coalition was formed to advocate for policies affecting pizza companies and operators of all sizes and to protect the integrity of the product. Issues include reasonable menu labeling information, fair wages and labor policies, tax reform and commodity policies. With millions of pizza combinations available to suit the variety of tastes of consumers nationwide, pizza can be a part of a healthy diet. www.americanpizzacommunity.com

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