All Things Pizza - Pizza Fun Facts

October is National Pizza month in the US, so designated in 1987. Pizza is one of America's most popular foods, with approximately 69,000 pizzerias in the US!

To celebrate Pizza Month, here are some other fun facts about pizza:

* Pepperoni is the most popular pizza topping in America

* Anchovies are the least popular pizza topping in America

* Americans eat about 100 acres of pizza every day

* Pizza ranks as the most popular food with kids ages 3 to 11

* 3 billion pizzas are sold annually, that's 46 slices each for every man, woman and child in the country.

* 62% of Americans prefer meat toppings on pizza while only 38% prefer the vegetarian variety

* Thin crust is the most popular with 61% of pizza lovers preferring thin crust. 14% vote for thick crust or deep dish as their favorite.

* The world's most extravagant pizza can be found at Nino's Bellisima in New York City. The 12 inch pizza, topped with caviar, lobster, creme fraiche and chives, sells for $1000.
That's $125 for each slice. The pizza must be ordered 24 hours in advance, as the caviar has to be ordered.


Wyrfu said...

I'll pop in some time and order a few... :D

Anonymous said...

MMMMM Anchovies.

Crystal said...

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Anonymous said...

Cool facts, but what are your sources?

Anonymous said...

Youve got to find a better topic than pizza XD

Jimmy said...

Pizza is a well rounded nutricous meal, containing all five food groups if eaten in moderation.

Anonymous said...

It may have all five food groups included but there is a very unhealthy amount of grease in each slice of pizza

Anonymous said...

Pizza may be delcious but it is totally bad for you with all the grease in it. Plus eating 350 slices per second. I think I'll be sick.