The biggest pizza ever made was baked in Norwood, South Africa in 1990. It was a enormous 100 feet across.
The term pizza was originally spelt as”pitsa” Americans eat billions of pieces of pizza annually; in fact the annual 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 per day.
During TV news broadcasts, most pizza is ordered during the weather forecast, and the delivery people report that women, perhaps not surprisingly, are much better tippers!
Post Columbus tomatoes were brought back to Europe in the New World in the 16th century. Originally they were thought by many to be poisonous, but afterwards became approved and added to pizza and bread in Italy.
In the 16th century, Maria Carolina, the Queen of Naples eventually convinced her husband, King Ferdinand IV, to allow the peasant dish pizza to actually be made in the royal oven.
Outside of Italy, Argentina may well be the second best place for Italian food, especially pizza. Over sixty per cent of Buenos Aires’ residents 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 also.
The people of America eat around 350 slices of pizza every second, or 90 to 100 acres daily. Each year, the pizza market is a $30 billion business.
From the U.S. alone there are approximately 61,269 pizza parlours.
Everyone in the United States eats about 23 lbs., or 46 pieces, every year. That’s a lot of pizza!
Each year in the USA, more than 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 new Gallup Poll.
We consume around 251,770,000 pounds of pepperonis every year.