In this article we take you through the most popular or best-selling pizzas from Domino's Pizza. According to the old Neapolitan recipe, pizza must meet a number of conditions. To begin with, the pizza must of course be round, the pizza must have a maximum diameter of 35 centimeters, the pizza is baked in a wood oven with a temperature of 480 degrees Celsius, the dough must be rolled by hand and the dough must be left for 6 hours rest before the pizza is prepared. In addition, a pizza contains tomato sauce and, of course, not to be missed: cheese. The most commonly used and best-known cheese is the mozzarella. The reason for using mozzarella is that this cheese colors, tastes, melts and bubbles best. In addition to mozzarella, cheeses such as Gouda, cheddar, gorgonzola, raclette and Parmesan are also used as a topping! These were just a few requirements, but now we come to the top 5 best-selling pizzas from Domino's. What makes these pizzas so popular and distinctive?
The top 5
- Perfect Pepperoni
- Chicken supreme
With a dot at the top it says ' Perfect Pepperoni '. Around 1900, the Italians introduced the first pizzas in America. The Americans immediately started trying out and inventing different types of vegetables, meat and cheese for topping pizzas. They also tried the American pepperoni salami and this immediately turned out to be a fantastic combination. The origin of the Pepperoni pizza stems from American experiments. A very popular pizza to this day and the undisputed number 1 of Domino's Pizza.
At place 2 we find the old classic among pizzas: the Pizza Margarita. This pizza simply contains 3 ingredients apart from the base. Tomato, mozzarella and basil. The taste of this pizza is quite neutral, so what makes this pizza so popular, you may ask and how did this pizza get its name? The name is a fun fact. In 1899, King Umberto I and his wife went to Naples to try the local specialty. Chef Raphael Esposito was given the honor of preparing the dishes for the royal couple. Esposito served them, among other things, a pizza with tomato, basil and mozzarella. The wife of King Umberto I absolutely loved this pizza. You may have guessed it. The Queen's name was Margarita. Since then, the pizza bears the name of the old Queen. According to the stories, Margarita loved the pizza, partly because of the colors of the ingredients. Red,
The Italians wouldn't agree, but the pizza Shoarma is in 3rd place. Italians love traditional dishes and would rather not see others messing around with their authentic dishes. The Italian Francesco, owner of restaurant 'Back to Basics' in Haarlem, always gets a little angry when he sees the Pizza Shawarma or the Pizza Hawaii pass by. He always thinks... "This isn't Italian food." Yet many Dutch people think very differently about this. The pizza with tomato, mozzarella, shoarma and garlic sauce has already filled many Dutch bellies.
The richly filled pizza Chicken Supreme takes a nice 4th place . The pizza contains tomato sauce, mozzarella, grilled chicken strips, red onion, bell pepper, tomatoes and oregano. You could also throw the combination of these ingredients into a pasta or stir-fry dish. Dominos has had this Chicken Supreme pizza in a veggie version for a while now. How long will it take for the veggie variant to end up in the top 5 of Domino's pizza?
Last but not least in place 5 is perhaps the most discussed and controversial pizza Hawaii . The creator of the pizza Hawaii, Panopoulos, thought it would be nice to combine the sweet pineapple with the salty ham. Seen by many as a genius move, but also seen by many as a big miss. The Hawaii pizza debate is likely to continue for many years to come.