Everyone Loves Pizza
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
It’s true, everyone does love pizza. So much in fact that 94% of Americans say they eat pizza regularly. That’s practically everyone in the United States! Here are some more fun facts about our favorite food:
Not only do Americans eat a lot of pizza, our favorite kind just might be pepperoni, considering together we consume 251,770,000 pounds of pepperoni every year!
If you want to go gourmet with your toppings, try some of these popular options: chicken, oysters, crayfish, dandelions, sprouts, eggplant, cajun shrimp, artichoke hearts, and tuna.
But in Japan, where pizza is also a favorite meal across the country, the most popular toppings are squid and Mayo Jaga (mayonnaise, potato, and bacon).
Did you know that October is the US national pizza month? It’s true. But pizza is popular all year long—worldwide there are about 5 billion pizzas sold each year. And as any parent can tell you, a lot of those pizzas are consumed by kids. Children aged 3 to 11 list pizza as their preferred food for lunch or dinner more often than any other type of food.
All the kids in town could have had one massive party with the largest pizza ever made, which was 122 ft. 8 in. in diameter. It took 9920 lbs. of flour, 198 lbs. of salt, 3968 lbs. of chees, and 1984 lbs. of pizza sauce to make that bad boy.
We wonder how long it would have taken the world's fastest pizza maker (who can make 14 pizzas in 2 minutes and 35 seconds) to make that giant pie.
From size to price, the most expensive pizza ever created was made by restaurateur, Domenico Crolla, who created a Valentine pizza which included toppings such as sunblush-tomato sauce, Scottish smoked salmon, medallions of venison, edible gold, lobster marinated in the finest cognac and champagne-soaked caviar, for a mere $2,745.00.
While that may have been a once-in-a-lifetime event, anyone can indulge in extremely expensive pizza with "the world's most extravagant pizza” available at New York's Nino's Bellissima restaurant. Topped with six varieties of caviar, chives, fresh lobster and creme fraiche, this 12-inch pie, called the "Luxury Pizza," retails at $1,000.00 (or $125.00 a slice).
You’ll never have to shell out that kind of dough when you come to Pizza Tower, but we guarantee that you’ll love your pizza regardless. Our pizza is always the best choice for a great meal. Give us a call today and order a pie—you’ll be glad you did!