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How many pounds of pizza do Americans eat in a year?

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Americans consume an average of 23 pounds of pizza per person annually, according to statistics compiled by the Agriculture Council of America. This equates to approximately 46 slices per person.

Approximately 3 billion pizzas are ordered in the United States every year, and more than 61,000 pizzerias operate throughout the nation. This compares to 5 billion pizzas ordered on a worldwide scale each year. The most popular pizza topping is pepperoni, included on 36 percent of pizzas ordered. Nearly 252 pounds of pepperoni are consumed on pizza every year. Anchovies are the least popular topping. Pizza companies are constantly trying new topping ideas.


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