Fun Facts

  1. Approximately three billion pizzas are sold in the United States every year, plus an additional one billion frozen pizzas.
  2. Pizza is a $30 billion industry in the United States.
  3. Ninety-Four percent of Americans eat pizza regularly
  4. Women are twice as likely as men to order vegetarian toppings on their pizza.
  5. About 36 percent of all pizzas contain pepperoni, making it the most popular topping in the United States.
  6. The first known pizzeria, Antica Pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738.
  7. More pizza is consumed during the week of the Super Bowl than any other time of the year.
  8. On average, each person in the United States eats around 23 pounds of pizza every year.
  9. The first pizzeria in the United States was opened by Gennaro Lombardi in 1895 in New York City.
  10. Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza a day or about 350 slices per second.