Last week while I was online, I learned that today (February 9th) is National Pizza Day. Immediately I visualized all the pizza boxes piled high by the trash bins in the basement of my building. To celebrate today’s holiday, I would like to share some pizza consumption statistics in America.
One year ago the Department of Agriculture published a report detailing Americans consumption of pizza. Below are some of the reports highlights:
· Approximately one in eight Americans eat pizza in any given day. Males tend to eat more pizza than females in just about every age group. More than one-quarter of males between the ages of 6 and 19 consume pizza every day.
· Americans spend an estimated $37 billion a year on pizza – a third of the global pizza market.
· Pizza for adults is predominately eaten at dinner, while 58% of pizza consumption for teens and under is for lunches, snacking and breakfasts (e.g., “Bagel Bites”).
· The number of calories an adult consumes in a typical pizza eating session is 744. Note: A McDonald’s Double Quarter-Pounder with Cheese is 750 calories.
Will you be celebrating National Pizza Day tonight?