Pizza innovations part 2

North Americans eat 350 slices of pizza each and every second. We have a fascination with this food on both sides of the border. That’s why it’s easy to see why there have been so many different innovations in the world of pizza.

For example, by 1962 a pizza restaurant owner in Ontario, Canada decided to try something new. When there was a trend in pop culture about all things Hawaiian, Sam Panopoulos came up with the idea for a pizza with that name.

As we all know, that was the beginning of the fad that has given us many different types of ethnic pizza from around the globe. Here’s another interesting pizza innovation.

Carmela Vitale came up with the standard pizza box that we all enjoy today. She developed it  in 1985. It seems that up until that point all the boxes collapsed on top of the cheese and made for a gooey mess. The little plastic fixture that sits inside helped to keep the boxes from sagging and kept millions of pizzas fresh from the mid-80s onward.

Some of the more interesting innovations are modern. For example in 2010 gluten-free pizza first made its appearance.