10 Facts About Pizza

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Americans consume around 251.77 million pounds of pepperoni a year. That’s about 0.79lbs. a year per person.

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The word “pizza” dates back over a thousand years—it was first mentioned in a Latin text written in southern Italy in 997 CE.

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In 1962, a native of Greece invented the Hawaiian pizza in a pizza place in Canada.

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38% of Americans prefer veggie toppings while 62% prefer meat.

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Chicago’s first known deep dish was created in 1943.

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About 80% of Italian cheese production in the U.S. is made up by mozzarella.

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Japan’s most popular toppings include squid and mayo jaga (mayo, potatoes, and bacon)

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Women are twice as likely to order veggie pizza as men

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Over 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year.

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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.

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