The quintessential American food may be apple pie, but its popularity pales beside our national love affair with pizza pies. The Daily reports that Americans consume a staggering 100 acres of pizza a day, according to data from the National Association of Pizza Operators (NAPO). Here's a by-the-numbers look at our compulsion:
Annual pizza sales in America, according to Pizza Today
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Number of pizzas sold in the U.S. each year, according to NAPO
Slices of pizza sold every second, according to NAPO
Slices of pizza the average American eats each year, according to Packaged Facts
Pounds of pizza the average American eats each year
Percent of Americans who eat pizza at least once a month
Percent of Super Bowl viewers who eat at least one slice during the game
Pounds of pepperoni Americans consume each year
Percent of pizza orders that specify pepperoni as a topping
Number of pizzerias in the U.S., according to Pizza Today
Percent of those pizzerias owned by Pizza Hut, Domino's, or Papa John's
Number of pizzerias in New York
Percent of restaurants in America that are pizzerias, according to Food Industry News
Number of subscribers to Pizza Today, the leading pizza industry magazine
Number of books about pizza listed on Amazon.com
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