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PEPPERONI PIZZA FUN FACTS

Discover More About America’s Favorite Pizza Slice.

According to Harris Poll conducted in January 2016, pepperoni is the most popular pizza topping in the United States. Although there are many pizza toppings to select from, and it appears that pizza makers are becoming more innovative each year, pepperoni has been the favorite for decades. Here are some interesting facts regarding this American classic.

How many pepperonis do we eat?

Although we know of the popularity of pepperoni on pizza in the United States, it may be a surprise that we consume over 251,770,000 lbs. of pepperoni on our slices each year. That is an incredible amount, which equates to an average of 689,780 pounds or 344 tons of pepperoni eaten daily.

Pepperoni is a favorite of one in three people.

According to a recent poll, around 36% of Americans order pizzas with pepperoni. We aren’t surprised by these results since it works with so many ingredients.

Online purchase for the first time.

When it comes to pizza, one interesting tidbit to share with your family and friends is that Pizza Hut was the first online retailer to provide pepperoni and mushroom pizza. Pizza Hut has been selling pizzas over the internet since August 1994. The pizza chain now sells pizzas on the internet. They were years ahead, but it is now standard practice.

A Boom in Business!

Pizza, whether with pepperoni, sausage, cheese, or other toppings, is certainly one of America’s favorite culinary options since it is quick and easy to prepare. Pizza is so popular that it has become a $37 billion industry! That is a significant economic benefit; pizza firms employ over a million people in the United States alone.

Doris Italian Market wishes you a happy National Pepperoni Pizza Day and hopes you enjoyed these entertaining facts. We request that you visit our market as soon as possible. We hope to see you there!

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