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 countless slices of pizza every year; in fact the yearly per capita pizza consumption is 23 pounds!
America’s favorite 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 arranged during the weather prediction, and the delivery folks report that women, not surprisingly, are much better tippers!
Post Columbus berries have been brought back to Europe in the New World in the 16th century. Originally they were thought by many to be poisonous, but afterwards became accepted and added to pizza and bread in Italy.
From the 16th century, Maria Carolina, the Queen of Naples eventually convinced her husband, King Ferdinand IV, to allow the peasant dish pizza to really be made in the royal oven.
In 1889 Raffaele Esposito, the most famous pizza chef made a pizza pie for Queen Margherita – tomato, basil and cheese, to resemble the Italian flag, which remains the basis for American pizza and many pizzerias serve it as a margherita pizza.
In 1905 the 1st American Pizzeria opened in New York City at 53 1/2 Spring St.
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 gigantic number of pizzerias lining the city’s beautiful streets. But America may 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. Annually, the pizza market is a $30 billion business.
In the U.S. alone there are approximately 61,269 pizza parlours.
Everyone in the United States eats about 23 lbs., or 46 slices, every year. That’s plenty of pizza!
Each year in the United States, over 3 billion pizzas are sold.
The most popular ethnic food in the US today is Italian.
Children aged 3 to 11 prefer pizza over all other foods for lunch and dinner, that’s according to a new Gallup Poll.
We consume around 251,770,000 pounds of pepperonis every year.