This Will Just Make You Want More Pizza!

Deep Dish Family Style Chicago Pizza

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Thick crust or thin, Chicago, Detroit or New York style, cut in squares or wedges or folded, round or rectangle, brick oven or baked, with BBQ sauce and chicken or even ham and pineapple I love pizza! There's at least 10 pizza joints in the Ashland-Mansfield area that I frequent, each a little different but all are consistently delicious. Tonight when you're trying to convince the family to celebrate National Pizza day, share with them some fresh-out-of-the-oven facts like these:

  • $38 billion worth of pizzas are sold every year in the U.S.
  • 3 billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year.
  • Americans eat 350 slices of pizza per second.
  • 13% of Americans eat pizza on any given day.
  • 93% of Americans have at least one slice of pizza per month.
  • The average American eats more than 23 pounds of pizza a year.
  • Roughly 17% of males between the ages of 2 and 39 eat pizza for breakfast, lunch, or dinner on any given day.
  • 251.7 million pounds of pepperoni are consumed every year in the U.S. just from pizza.
  • 61% of Americans prefer thin crust pizza.
  • There's a 35% rise in pizza delivery sales on Super Bowl Sunday.
  • There are approximately 70,000 pizzerias across the United States.
  • Most people eat pizza on Saturday nights.

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