Americans consume around 251.77 million pounds of pepperoni a year. That’s about 0.79lbs. a year per person.
The word “pizza” dates back over a thousand years—it was first mentioned in a Latin text written in southern Italy in 997 CE.
In 1962, a native of Greece invented the Hawaiian pizza in a pizza place in Canada.
38% of Americans prefer veggie toppings while 62% prefer meat.
Chicago’s first known deep dish was created in 1943.
About 80% of Italian cheese production in the U.S. is made up by mozzarella.
Japan’s most popular toppings include squid and mayo jaga (mayo, potatoes, and bacon)
Women are twice as likely to order veggie pizza as men
Over 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year.
The world’s most expensive pizza costs $12,000, takes 72 hours to make the dough, and is topped with buffalo mozzarella and pink sea salt.