Pizza is by far America’s favorite food. It all started with the first pizza establishment in New York’s Little Italy back in 1905.
There aren’t too many foods that have the popularity of Pizza; it is celebrated with its own month, week and about a dozen National Days.
Here are some more fun facts:
- Over 3 billion pizzas are sold annually in America. That’s 350 slices of pizza per person every second.
- The most requested topping is Pepperoni; with 251.7 million pounds consumed annually!
- Top 5 pizza sales days are: Super Bowl Sunday, New Year's Eve, Halloween, the night before Thanksgiving, & New Year's Day.
- The Guinness World Record Pizza weighed in at 26,883 pounds! It was 122 ft. 8 in. in diameter, made with 9,920 pounds of flour, 3,960 pounds of cheese, 1 763 pounds of mushrooms, 1,984 pounds of tomato puree, and 1,984 pounds of chopped tomatoes.
Since half of Americans eat pizza once a week and Saturday is the most popular day to consume pizza, the odds are in our favor that its what for dinner for both you and me!