Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza a day — or about 350 slices per second, according to pizza.com, an online resource for the pizzeria industry and its customers.
And this is National Pizza Month. So here are some fun facts about pizza, according to pizza.com:
• At last count, there were more than 60,000 pizzerias in the United States.
• 94 percent of Americans eat pizza regularly.
• 36 percent of all pizza orders include pepperoni as a topping.
• The top five pizza sales days are: Super Bowl Sunday, New Year's Eve, Halloween, the night before Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
• Each person in America eats about 46 pizza slices a year.
• More than 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year.
• About 3 billion pizzas are sold annually in the United States.
• Children ages 3 to 11 prefer pizza over all other food groups for lunch and dinner.
• “Pizza” comes from the Latin root word “picea,” which means the blackening of crust by fire.
• Regular thin crust is the most popular crust in America. It is preferred by 61% of the population, while 14% prefer deep-dish and 11% prefer extra thin crust.
• The most popular pizza size in the United States today is 14 inches in diameter.
• 62% of Americans prefer meat toppings, while 38% prefer vegetables.
• Women are twice as likely as men to order vegetables on their pizza.
• Saturday night is the most popular night to eat pizza.
• Pizza deliverers claim women are better tippers.
• 36% of people consider pizza the perfect breakfast.