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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.)

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