Do you love pizza? The question is practically rhetorical as pizza’s popularity both domestically and worldwide continues hitting new heights. Americans consume about three BILLION pies every year and, not counting frozen pizza from the store, Wikipedia states that the U.S. pizza restaurant industry is worth $37 billion.
The introduction of the modern pizza is generally credited to Naples, Italy where flatbread was topped with oil and tomatoes in the 16th century. In the late 1880s, Neapolitan pizzamaker Raffaele Esposito honored the visiting Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, with a tomato, basil, and mozzarella pizza representing Italy’s national colors.
The Margherita morphed into the unofficial base for pizza as we typically know it: with tomato sauce and cheese as the foundation. Americans began devouring pizza in the early 20th century, setting off regional debates about the best style (New York vs. Chicago being a prime example).
Around the world, cultural cuisines are also putting their own stamp on the pie. You could get a chicken satay pizza with peanut sauce in Indonesia. Kimchi, crab, or shrimp in Korea. Russians often prefer higher class ingredients like caviar and fish roe, salmon, beef fillets, and truffles.
Pizza lovers are getting a chance to see what the world is baking at the International Pizza Expo, March 31 through April 2 in Las Vegas. Celebrating its 36th year, International Pizza Expo 2020 showcases numerous events, demonstrations, and competitions, like the amazing acrobatics of pizza dough spinners. And, of course, there will be no shortage of tantalizing aromas and tasty samples.
That’s where proper labeling, branding, and identification with Name Plate Holders become a crucial part of the enticing display. Custom inserts and template sizes 4” wide x 2” high and 3-1/2” wide x 2” high make ideal pizza “labels” in a sturdy, clear, premium-thickness acrylic showcase. The perfect palate-pleasing pizza deserves its own spotlight beside the heat lamp…with Name Plate Holders serving the info.
By the way, if you’d like to eat pizza Brazilian style, watch for options like quail eggs, shredded carrots, beets, raisins, hearts of palm, linguica sausage, and guava jam. You might even be offered ketchup and/or mustard!