Why is pepperoni so popular? I know it is a matter of personal choice, but I don't any specials for italian sausage pizza. In some circles pepperoni is revered, but you don't see the same fanaticism for sausage. Do I live in the wrong part of the country? If so, then I think I know where my next vacation destination should be. P.S. I know that pepperoni is a sausage.