Pizza Trivia!

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Here at Fun Car Tattoos, it’s all about fun!  When we aren’t thinking of our cute dog paw car magnets, we are thinking about fun!

And… what could be more fun than eating PIZZA?  Yummy…Yummy!  It’s my favorite!  And here’s some great pizza trivia from the Pizza Industry!

Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza EACH DAY, or about 350 slices per second.

Pizza is a $30+ BILLION per year industry. There are approximately 69,000 pizzerias in the United States. Approximately 3 BILLION pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year.

Pizzerias represent 17% of all restaurants.

Pizza accounts for more that 10% of all food service sales.

93% of Americans eat AT LEAST one pizza per month.

Each man, woman and child in America eats and average of 46 slices, (23 pounds), of pizza per year.

Italian food ranks as the most popular ethnic food in America.

According to a recent Gallop Poll, children between the ages of 3 and 11 prefer PIZZA over all other food groups for lunch and dinner.

94% of the population of the U.S. eats pizza.

pizzaFavorite Pizza Toppings in the United States

Pepperoni is by far America’s favorite topping, (36% of all pizza orders). Approximately 251,770,000 pounds of pepperoni are consumed on pizzas annually. Other popular pizza toppings are mushrooms, extra cheese, sausage, green pepper and onions.

Gourmet toppings are gaining ground in some areas of the country such as chicken, oysters, crayfish, dandelions, sprouts, eggplant, Cajun shrimp, artichoke hearts and tuna. More recent trends include game meats such as venison, duck and Canadian bacon.

US pizza makers have turned breakfast into a pizza-eating opportunity by adapting peanut butter & jelly, and, bacon & egg toppings to their pizzas.

Mozzarella cheese represents 30% of total cheese output. Production of Italian cheeses such as mozzarella, provolone, ricotta, parmesan and Romano by U.S. cheese makers more than doubled between 1980 and 1992, from 688.6 MILLION pounds per year to nearly 2 BILLION pounds per year.

62% of Americans prefer meat toppings on their pizza, while 38% prefer vegetarian toppings.

Women are twice as likely as men to order vegetarian toppings on their pizza.

Favorite World-Wide Pizza Toppings

Around the world, pizza toppings vary greatly; reflecting regional tastes, indigenous foods and cultural preferences.

In Caracas, Venezuelans love pizza as much as anywhere in the world. Predominantly, pizzas are separated into to varieties: the “artisan” type, made in ovens with wood fires and, the “commercial” type, (Dominos, Papa Johns, etc). They have tomato based pizzas and cream based pizzas and with a lot of toppings: mozzarella, (some times bufala cheese), anchovies, olives, artichokes, pepperoni, sausage, onion, bacon, mushroom, tomato, goat cheese, and corn. The most popular toppings being pepperoni, vegetarian and anchovies.

Some of the more popular international toppings in India are pickled ginger, minced mutton and “paneer,” (a form of cottage cheese), which looks quite like tofu but is obviously a dairy product. Tandoori chicken and chicken “tikka” are also increasingly popular toppings in India.

Mayo Jaga (mayonnaise, potato and bacon), and, eel and squid are favorites in Japan.

Brazilians favor green peas on top of their pizzas.

In Russia, they serve pizza covered with “mockba,” a combination of sardines, tuna, mackerel, salmon and onions. Red herring is also a topping of choice.

In France, a popular pizza combo is called the Flambé, with bacon, onion and fresh cream.

In Pakistan, curry is a big seller.

Australians enjoy shrimp and pineapple, as well as barbeque toppings on their pies.

Costa Ricans favor coconut on their pizzas.

Vegetable for pizza toppings in Iceland are grown in greenhouses because of the lava terrain there.

In the Netherlands, the “Double Dutch” is a favorite pizza recipe; double cheese, double onions and double beef.


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