Let’s start our Pizza Week with some fun facts about the cheesy delight itself!

  1. Americans consume about 251,770,000 pounds of pepperoni every year
  2. There are about 61,269 pizzerias in the United States
  3. Pizza comes from the latin root word ‘Picea’ which means the blackening of crust by fire
  4. An average slice of a medium-sized cheese pizza slice ranges from 220 to 370 calories
  5. 5 billion pizzas are annually sold worldwide
  6. National Pizza Month is October
  7. The most expensive pizza ever created cost $2,745 and contained edible gold toppings
  8. Pizza used to be considered a poor man’s food
  9. Saturday night is traditionally the most popular night of the week for eating pizza
  10. Anchovies are the least favourite toppings of Americans

– Nomster Chara

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