The largest pizza ever produced was baked in Norwood, South Africa in 1990. It was a massive 100 feet across.
The term pizza was originally spelt as”pitsa” Americans eat countless pieces of pizza annually; in fact the yearly per capita pizza consumption is 23 lbs!
Saturday night is traditionally the biggest night of the week for eating pizza.
America’s favourite pizza topping is pepperoni.
America’s least favourite pizza topping is anchovies.
Americans consume 90 to 100 acres of pizza daily.
During TV news broadcasts, most pizza is ordered during the weather prediction, and the delivery people report that girls, perhaps not surprisingly, are much better tippers!
Post Columbus berries have been brought back to Europe from the New World in the 16th century. Originally they were thought by many to be poisonous, but later became accepted and added to pizza and bread in Italy.
From the 16th century, Maria Carolina, the Queen of Naples finally convinced her husband, King Ferdinand IV, to enable the peasant dish pizza to really be made from the royal oven.
In 1905 the 1st American Pizzeria opened in New York City at 53 1/2 Spring St.
In 1945, soldiers returning from WWII brought with them a taste for certain foods, and as their rations were dull when fighting in Italy pizza was on top of their list.
Outside of Italy, Argentina are the second best place for Italian food, especially pizza. Over sixty percent of Buenos Aires’ inhabitants are of Italian descent, which is evidenced by the massive number of pizzerias lining the city’s beautiful streets. But America might be a close second or third too.
The people of America eat around 350 slices of pizza every second, or 90 to 100 acres per day. Each year, the pizza market is a $30 billion business.
In the U.S. alone there are about 61,269 pizza parlours.
Everybody in the United States eats about 23 lbs., or 46 pieces, each year. That’s plenty of pizza!
Each year in the USA, over 3 billion pizzas are sold.
The most popular ethnic food in the usa today is Italian.
Children aged 3 to 11 prefer pizza over all other foods for lunch and dinner, that is according to a recent Gallup Poll.
We consume around 251,770,000 lbs of pepperonis every year.