4 Mind-Blowing Facts About Pizza

Pizza is a beloved food in America and in just about every country in the world. It can be as light or heavy as you prefer, and the varieties of the dish make it difficult to get sick of. We all think we know pizza, but do we? What facts can we uncover about pizza that will blow our minds! Your friends at Quattro Ristorante in the North End are going to share with you fun facts about pizza that are unbelievable.

World’s Largest Pizza

The world’s largest pizza was created in South Africa in 1990. The pizza came in at 123 inches in diameter and weighed about 27,000 pounds. That’s more weight than an armored car and the same weight as a fighter jet. 

Pizza Per Second

On average, 350 slices of pizza are sold every second of the day. That’s 21,600 slices a minute, 1,260,000 slices an hour and 30,240,000 a day. This fun fact helps put into perspective how popular pizza is in the United States and how it’s become a staple of our culture and culinary ways. Next time you order a slice of pizza, know that you’re joining a not-so-select group of people! 

The Pizza Industry Numbers

This number won’t surprise you- the industry sells over 46 billion dollars worth of pizza every year. With 40 billion dollars, you could give every man, woman, and child in Canada 1,111 dollars. (AKA a ton of money). Another interesting fact about the pizza industry is its parity. No player has over a 5% market share in the United States, which means that good pizza is the bare minimum! 

The Average American

This fact may give you some insight into pizza and your journey to lose weight for those looking to fix their diet. An average American eats about 23 pounds of pizza every single year! And for us pizza lovers, this is a low ball. Pizza may not be the healthiest food, but plenty of us make the sacrifice to enjoy the taste of a mouth-watering pie.

Quattro Ristorante In The North End

Out of all the fun facts that you can come across about pizza, here’s one from the source, we love what we do. Our whole staff gets enormous satisfaction from making sure you have an excellent pizza experience every time you dine at Quattro. If you are interested in trying our pizza, make a reservation or order delivery from Uber Eats or DoorDash today.