Families Celebrate the New Year with Pizza


Washington, D.C. – December 22, 2016 – According to the American Pizza Community (APC), New Year’s Day is among the top five busiest days for ordering pizza and families everywhere will celebrate their last gathering of the holiday season by sharing a pizza. 

With more than 34 million ways to customize a pizza, families turn increasingly to the crowd-pleasing, communal meal.  Eighty-five percent of pizza today is consumed at home as families want easy delivery and carry-out options in order to share a handmade dinner and satisfy many different tastes.

Pizza remains a top choice for Americans because of its convenience and wide range of ingredients for individual customization.  From multiple crust and cheese choices to fruits and vegetables, the possibilities are endless!

Pizza fun facts:

  • There are 3 billion pizzas sold in the U.S. each year.
  • There are more than 73,000 pizzerias in the U.S.
  • 94 percent of the U.S. population eats pizza (Parade Magazine 2012).
  • Americans rank pizza fourth on the most-craved food list (American Dairy Association random-sampling survey).
  • The average family eats pizza at home 30 times a year (PMQ Monthly).
  • 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.


From the oven to your plate, pizza offers quality choices from a variety of wholesome ingredients to enjoy as a slice or as a meal together with the entire family. 

The American Pizza Community

The American Pizza Community is a coalition of the nation’s large and small pizza companies, operators, franchisees, vendors, suppliers and other entities that make up the American pizza industry.  The coalition was formed in 2010 to advocate for policies affecting pizza companies and operators including menu and labeling information, fair wages, work opportunity tax credit, background checks, tax policies and small business access to capital.

Current members include Blackjack Pizza, Breadeaux Pizza, Domino’s Pizza, Figaro’s Italian Pizza, Godfather’s Pizza, Hungry Howie’s, Hunt Brothers Pizza, the International Pizza Hut Franchise Holders Association, Little Caesars, Nick-N-Willy’s, Papa John’s Pizza, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Papa's Pizza To-Go, Papa Romano's Pizza, Pieology, Pizza Factory, Pizza Schmizza, and Sam & Louie's Pizza. Supplier partners include Coca-Cola, Leprino Foods Company, Middleby Marshall, Paradise Tomato Kitchens, PepsiCo and Tyson Foods.  Affiliate partners include the Consortium for Common Food Names, the National Pork Producers Council and the Tomato Products Wellness Council.  www.AmericanPizzaCommunity.com