The USDA Estimates 13% Of Americans Eat Pizza Every Day (+28 More Fun Facts)

Feb 09, 2020 453

National Pizza Day on February 9th celebrates one of America’s all-time favorite foods. Whether it is thin crust, Chicago-style, deep dish or anything in between, pizza is an American favorite.

Pepperoni is the most popular pizza at 36% of all pies ordered. Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the USA each year. Add another 1 billion on frozen pizzas. There are 70,000 pizzerias in the U.S. — over 17% of all restaurants. Antica Pizzeria, the first Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738. Gennaro Lombardi, the first Pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1895 in New York City. Americans consume on average 23 pounds of pizza per person each year. Americans order 350 slices of pizza every second.

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