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I have never been a Pizza lover but I might be changing my mind a little

Sunday is National Pizza day, and I am sure there will be lots of pepperoni and Canadian bacon consumed with tons of cheese and gallons of sauce

Pizza is just a food item that I don’t care for mainly because I am not a fan of cheese and the red sauce.  But recent events have found me Dave Denton actually eating pizza and kind of liking it.  Now before you order a pie sent to the station just remember,  my pizza comes with a white sauce, chicken and artichokes and of course no offense to a friends to the north I want good old American bacon!

So in honor of National Pizza day here is some pizza eating facts from

 On average, Americans down about 3 billion pizzas each and every year. Overall, the U.S. accounts for about one-third of global pizza consumption.

While some folks eat more and some eat less, the typical person takes in 46 slices of pizza per year. That adds up to about 23 pounds of pizza eaten annually.

Men are more likely to eat pizza, accounting for 15% of total consumption, versus 11% for women. Kids between the ages of 2 and 19 prove to be the biggest pizza eaters, with 20% grabbing a slice compared to 11% of adults.

While there are thousands of pizza restaurants to choose from in the U.S., 59% of Americans opt to have theirs at home instead.

  How much frozen pizza is sold each year?
While there’s nothing like going out for a slice or getting delivery, Americans love pulling a hot pizza fresh from their own oven too. Consumers in the U.S. spend roughly $4.4 billion on frozen pizza each year, with DiGiorno generating close to $1.2 billion alone. Approximately 2 out of every 3 households consume frozen pizza regularly.

 How many pizzerias are there in the U.S.?
Altogether, there were just over 71,000 pizzerias operating nationwide in 2013. Independent eateries represent more than 53% of the market, while major brands like Pizza Hut and Domino’s account for a quarter of all sales.

Around 1 in 8 Americans are eating pizza on any given day. Guys between the age of 6 and 19 are twice as likely to chow down on pizza daily compared to other consumers.

Around 59% of adults prefer to have pizza for dinner, while 44% of kids choose it as a lunch option. Eleven percent of adults like to snack on pizza while 2% sometimes have it for breakfast.

Pepperoni is overwhelmingly the most popular choice among 36% of Americans, followed by sausage at 14%. Only 8% prefer their pizza with just cheese only.

Super Bowl Sunday is the most popular day to eat pizza, with pizzerias seeing an average increase of 35% in sales. New Year’s Eve, Halloween, Thanksgiving’s Eve, and New Year’s Day round out the top 5 pizza sales days of the year.

Seeing all those stats reminded me of one thing …… I HAVE NEVER NOR DO I THINK I WILL BUY A FROZEN PIZZA!

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