How Much Pizza Does the Average American Eat?

much-pizza-average-american-eat Credit: samat k jain/CC-BY-2.0

The average American eats 23 pounds of pizza a year, which equates to around 46 slices. Pizza has become the favorite food of America, and the most popular pizza topping is pepperoni.

Naples, Italy is known to be the first city to have pizzerias. The first pizzas were brought to the United States in 1903 by a father and his son, Giovanni and Gennero Bruno from Naples. They called their pizza the Neopolitan Pizza. Every year there are 3 billion pizzas sold in the United States, and about 350 slices are eaten per second. The least favorite topping on a pizza are anchovies.