"But magic is like pizza: even when it's bad, it's pretty good." -- Neil Patrick Harris
Whether it's thin or deep-dish crust, sicilian or napolitan, made in a wood-burning oven, a coal-burning oven or re-heated in a microwave. We may disagree on what constitutes good, which toppings are appropriate or sacrilegious, but no one can deny the power pizza has over most of us, and America in general.
According to Pizza Magazine's 2018 Pizza Power Report (yes, it sounds like something a Ninja Turtle would read), pizza is a $45.1 billion market in the U.S., with 75,000 pizzerias. Pizza is the fastest-growing segment of fast-casual restaurants.
In Florida, there are over 4,600 pizza places.
And sure, these food holidays are industry-concocted events created mostly for social media. But if you're getting pizza tonight, and chances are somewhere someone in Central Florida is, you might as well get it at a good deal.
So here are some pizza deals we found. All deals are at participating locations only.
National Pizza Chains
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
Order a large deep dish pizza when you dine in today and get a $5 medium deep dish or tavern-cut pizza to take home. Valid Friday only. Use this coupon.
Take the "Puttin' in Work" Pledge and download the app. With the promo code you can get buy one, get one free pizza, now through Feb. 13, 2018. Blaze Pizza has locations in Winter Park, near UCF and at Disney Springs.
California Pizza Kitchen
Prefer something more gluten free? Go to CPK and substitute the cauliflower pizza crust in place of the traditional crust for free Friday only.
G-Club members can get 20 percent off online orders on Friday.
The take-and-bake pizza outlet is offering its heart-shaped pizza starting at $7, now through Valentine's Day.
Hut Rewards members get 30 percent off all pizzas Friday.
Whole Foods Market
Large take and bake pizzas are $9.99 Friday only at participating stores.
Local pizza places -- Links are to Facebook pages
Pizza at Lake Eola -- Central Boulevard, Orlando
Buy One Get One select craft beers.
Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza – Turkey Lake Road, Orlando
Take out any 2 small pizzas for $25.
Anthony’s Thornton Park -- Summerlin Avenue, Orlando
Post a picture on Facebook and tag the pizza place Friday only to get 20 percent off the total food purchase.
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza -- Alafaya Trail, Orlando
Get two 10 inch pizzas for $9 Friday only.
Giuseppe's Steel City Pizza -- Nova Road, Port Orange
Get 10 percent off your order if you mention National Pizza Day when placing it for dine-in, pickup or delivery.