Random Pizza Facts
A study done by a U.S. Department of Agriculture statistician and home economist found that in a three-day survey period, 42% of children between the ages of 6 and 11 had eaten pizza. (Source: Smithsonian Magazine.)
There are approximately 61,269 pizzerias in the United States. (Source: American Business Lists, Omaha, Nebraska)
Men wearing muscle shirts when answering the door order pepperoni three times more than any other kind of pizza. (San Jose Mercury News, Food Section, 1/11/95 )
Italian food ranks as the most popular ethnic food in America. (National Restaurant Association)
There are over 9,000 pizzeria's in New York alone. (The Tony Modica Pizza Dance Foundation)
94% of the population of the U.S. eats pizza. (Source: Parade Magazine)
Approximately 3 BILLION pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year.
Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza EACH DAY, or about 350 slices per second.
October is National Pizza Month. It was first so designated in 1987.
Pizzerias represent 17% of all restaurants. (Source: Food Industry News)
93% of Americans eat AT LEAST one pizza per month. (Source: Bolla Wines)
Each man, woman and child in America eats and average of 46 slices, (23 pounds), of pizza per year. (Source: Packaged Facts, New York)
Saturday night is the biggest night of the week for eating pizza.
Three of the top 10 weeks of pizza consumption occur in January. More pizza is consumed during Super Bowl week than any other week of the year. (Source: Kraft Foods, Northfield, Ill.)