The average American consumes about 46 pieces of pizza a year. In the last month, at least 93% of Americans have eaten pizza. It has been calculated that everyday, Americans eat a total of 100 acres of pizza.
The word pizza originated from the latin root word Picea, the blackening of crust by fire. The first pizzeria is thought to be Antica Pizzeria Port'Alba in Naples.
The most popular pizza topping is pepperoni. Americans altogether eat more 251 million pounds of pepperoni a year. 38% of Americans rather have vegetable toppings, while 62% prefer meat.
Fun Pizza Facts:
- You can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer if you eat pizza once a week.
- Over 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide annually
- Each year a pizza expo is held in Las Vegas, Nevada.