Pizza Fun Facts
0 Comments June 9, 2019

Pizza Fun Facts

  1. The average pizzeria uses roughly 55 pizza boxes per day.
  2. We consume around 251,770,000 pounds of pepperonis every year
  3. Some popular pizza toppings in Japan are squid and Mayo Jaga (mayonaise, potato and bacon)
  4. 36 percent of all pizza orders want their pizza topping pepperoni
  5. 94 percent of Americans eat pizza regularly
  6. 93 percent of Americans have eaten pizza in the last month
  7. Pizza accounts for more than 10 percent of all food service sales
  8. On Super Bowl Sunday, pizza delivery drivers can expect $2 tips to sometimes soar as high as $20
  9. Domino’s delivery drivers will log about 4 million miles on Super Bowl Sunday
  10. Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza a day or about 350 slices per second.
  11. There are approximately 61,269 pizzerias in the United States.
  12. Each person in America eats about 46 pizza slices a year.
  13. October is the US national pizza month.
  14. Over 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year.
  15. Kids ages 3 to 11 prefer pizza over all other food groups for lunch and dinner.
  16. The largest pizza ever made was 122 ft. 8 in. in diameter. The pizza needed 9,920 lb of flour, 198 lb of salt, 3968 lb of cheese, and 1,984 lb of tomato puree
  17. Italian is the most popular type of Ethnic food in America
  18. Regular thin crust is most popular in America, it is preferred by 61% of the population, 14% prefer deep-dish, and 11% prefer extra thin crust
  19. 62% of Americans prefer meat toppings while 38% prefer vegetables
  20. Women are twice as likely as men to order vegetables on their pizza
  21. Saturday night is the most popular night to eat pizza
  22. Pizza Deliverers claim women are better tippers
  23. During TV news, pizza is most often ordered during the weather
  24. There is a Pizza Expo held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada
  25. Pizzerias represent 17% of all restaurants
  26. The world’s fastest pizza maker can make 14 pizza in 2 minutes and 35 seconds
  27. 36% of people consider pizza the perfect breakfast
  28. Eating pizza once a week can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer
  29. The longest pizza delivery was from Cape Town, South Africa to Sydney, Australia
  30. Cristian Dumitru of Romania holds the world record for eating pizza, he ate over 200 pounds. But the former world record holder claims the cheese-sauce ratio was too low for what he ate to be considered pizza.
  31. In Italy there is a bill before Parliament to safeguard the traditional Italian pizza, specifying permissible ingredients and methods of processing (e.g., excluding frozen pizzas). Only pizzas which followed these guidelines could be called “traditional Italian pizzas”, at least in Italy.
  32. The largest pizza ever made was at the Norwood Pick ‘n Pay Hypermarket in Johannesburg, South
  33. Africa. According to the Guinness Book of Records the pizza was 37.4 meters in diameter and was made using 500 kg of flour, 800 kg of cheese and 900 kg of tomato puree. This was accomplished on December 8, 1990.
  34. About 3 billion pizzas are sold annually in the U.S.
  35. The most popular pizza size in the U.S. today is 14 inches in diameter.
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