AMERICAN PIZZA COMMUNITY CELEBRATES NATIONAL PIZZA MONTH
Despite pizza making its American debut more than 100 years ago, it wasn’t until 1987 when the food received an official Congressional recognition and declared October as “National Pizza Month.” Members of the American Pizza Community point to the customizable nature of the product and its variety of offerings as reasons why pizza is beloved by so many. Click here for more information about National Pizza Month and consider a few pizza industry fast facts:
There are approximately 70,000 pizzerias in the U.S.
There are 3 billion pizzas sold in the U.S. each year.
There are 34 million ways you can order a pizza.
The most popular days for ordering pizza are Super Bowl Sunday, Halloween, the day before Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Please visit our Pizza Fly In Archives for information on the recent event in June 2014, and past efforts in 2013 & 2012
THE AMERICAN PIZZA COMMUNITY DELIVERED A FRESH SLICE OF SMALL BUSINESS PRIORITIES TO CAPITOL HILL
June 26, 2014
American Pizza Community Salutes Local Pizzerias in Support of National Small Business Week
May 13, 2014
American Pizza Community Welcomes Two New Members to Coalition
February 11, 2014
American Pizza Community says pizza is the perfect family meal
December 30, 2013
Pizza Industry Fly In Press Release
June 28, 2012
How to Make Pizza Healthier
July 8, 2014
Pizza can be healthy with a few minor revisions
April 18, 2014
Pizza may have had humble beginnings, but today it is one of the most popular foods worldwide. More than five billion pizzas are sold across the globe each year, and pizza accounts for 10 percent of all food-service sales. Although pizza has many positive attributes, few consider pizza a healthy meal. Laden with cheese and high-calorie meats, pizza is often referred to as a guilty pleasure. However, there are a variety of ways to make the pizza you love better for your body.
Consumption of Pizza
Called the world's most popular food, pizza has experienced growth in sales at both big chain and indepenent restuarants. In addition, forzen/chilled pizza also reported growth (1). Pizza is recognized as a high consumption food and a contribute of nutrients of public significance in the American diet, including total fat, calcium and sodium (2). Depenidng on the age group, pizza ranks in teh top three leading contributors of sodium to the American diet (3.4). This report presents results on pizza consumption among U.S. children and adults during 20017-2010 by gender, age, and race/ethincity.
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