O, Pizza! The Economics of This Italian-American Favorite


Can you think of a more versatile meal than pizza? You can grab a slice to go when you’re in a hurry. Order in a pie when you get together with friends to watch a game or movie. Enjoy a sit-down dinner at a nice Italian restaurant when you’re out on a date. Eat it plain, customize it with all kinds of veggies, meat and even fruit. You don’t even need utensils. Add to all that the affordable cost, and it’s no surprise that Americans eat an impressive 100 acres of pizza each day: roughly the size of 90 football fields (measured without the end zones). Almost everyone in America, in fact, eats pizza at least once a month. In this interactive infographic, we slice up the numbers behind the pizza industry and ingredients.

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