Have you checked out our Pizza Supplies page lately? If not, you might be missing out on a $30+ billion per year industry! Pizza sales alone account for more than 10% of all foodservice sales; 94% of the US population indulges in this seemingly addictive, versatile, made-to-order “smeal” (snack/meal).
While browsing the internet looking for creative fall-themed, kid-friendly dinner ideas to make for an upcoming pumpkin-carving party at my house, I came across this adorable recipe from BettyCrocker.com
While the idea of a Jack-O-Lantern-inspired pizza really sparked my creative juices, I was drawn in even more by the “Pizza Industry Facts” found under the “Pizza’s Global Popularity FAQ” link at the bottom of the page.
Let me share with you some of the fun facts I learned about pizza! Who knows? If you are not already cranking out these circular culinary creations, maybe you soon will!
Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second, with somewhere around 3 billion pizzas sold in the US each year. This breaks down to an average of 46 slices of pizza per year for every man, woman, AND child in America. That’s a lot of pizza!
And don’t forget about the toppings. Can you guess the favorite? Pepperoni (36% of all pizza orders)! Approximately 251,770,000 pounds of pepperoni are consumed on pizzas each year.
Pizza is perfect for anyone! According to the National Restaurant Association, Italian food ranks as the most popular ethnic food in America, with pizzerias representing 17% of all restaurants. And, as a recent Gallop Poll suggests, children between the ages of 3 and 11 prefer pizza over all other food groups for both lunch and dinner.
Girls night in? Monday night football with the guys? 66.66% of Americans order pizza for a casual evening with friends. I repeat. 66.66%! That’s 2/3 of the US population that you are missing out on by not dishing up pizzas on a regular basis! Can you afford that loss?
As you can see, pizza accounts for a skyrocketing industry that should not be overlooked. Even by adding small, individually-sized personal pan pizzas will benefit your business in big ways!
So, have you checked out our “Pizza Supplies” page lately?