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We know pizza is one of the most popular foods. We’ve done a blog on its history. And we serve it up – fresh and yummy - every day. So, we know our pizza….but even we were surprised by some of these fun pizza facts!
So, here’s sharing some awesome trivia facts. Category? Pizza!
The Margherita Pizza was named after a Queen.
Approximately 3 billion pizzas are sold each year in the United States…and that may be a low-ball estimate!
Popular international toppings include, but are not limited to: pickled ginger, minced mutton, and tofu in India, squid and Mayou Jaga (mayonnaise, potato and bacon) in Japan, curry in Pakistan, and green peas in Brazil. In Russia, they serve pizza covered with mockba, which is a combination of sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon and onions. Red herring is also popular in Russia. In France, a popular combo is called the Flambee, with bacon, onion and fresh cream. Australians enjoy shrimp and pineapple on their pizzas; while Costa Ricans favor coconut. Yup — coconut on pizza!
America’s first known pizza served was in New York in the year 1905.
Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day!
93% of Americans eat at least one pizza per month.
The number one day for U.S. pizza consumption is Super Bowl Sunday, and second is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving — which is also one of the biggest drinking nights of the year!
Pepperoni is the favorite topping in the U.S.
Pizza is one of the “most-craved” foods in America. Also on the list? Cheese, chocolate, and ice cream.
For more fun pizza facts, check out this infographic!
~~ Ashley Boynes-Shuck