All Right It’s National Pizza Day
It's that special day that only comes once a year when the beloved pizza pie is officially recognized with it's own celebration day.
According to Collins English Dictionary, Pizza is defined as... a dish of Italian origin consisting of a baked disc of dough covered with cheese and tomatoes, usually with the addition of mushrooms, anchovies, sausage, or ham. The word pizza comes from Italian, perhaps from vulgar Latin Picea which means the blackening of crust by fire.
As you chow down here are some Pizza facts for you...
94 percent of Americans eat pizza regularly
93 percent of Americans have eaten pizza in the last month
Pizza accounts for more than 10 percent of all food service sales
Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza a day or about 350 slices per second.
Each person in America eats about 46 pizza slices a year.
Popular gourmet toppings are chicken, oysters, crayfish, dandelions, sprouts, eggplant, cajun shrimp, artichoke hearts, and tuna.
Over 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year.
Kids ages 3 to 11 prefer pizza over all other food groups for lunch and dinner.
Regular thin crust is most popular in America, it is preferred by 61% of the population, 14% prefer deep-dish, and 11% prefer extra thin crust
62% of Americans prefer meat toppings while 38% prefer vegetables
Saturday night is the most popular night to eat pizza
Pizza Deliverers claim women are better tippers
Pizzerias represent 17% of all restaurants
36% of people consider pizza the perfect breakfast