National Pepperoni Pizza Day: Some facts about America's favorite food

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(9/20/2017) - In honor of National Pepperoni Pizza Day on Sept. 20, here are some interesting facts about pizza.

Did you know that 22 percent of Americans can eat an entire pizza by themselves?

Other interesting facts include:

-- Only 2% of Americans hate pizza.

-- 82% favor cheese pizza.

-- But pepperoni is America's favorite topping (66%).

-- The other top three toppings are sausage (59%), mushrooms (53%) and bacon (51%).

-- 3% of Americans would rather eat pizza than have a boyfriend or girlfriend.

-- Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year.

-- Super Bowl Sunday is most popular day to eat pizza. Halloween is second most popular day to eat pizza.

-- The average American consumes 23 pounds of pizza each year.

-- America's Top 5 favorite pizza brands are:
1. Pizza Hut -- 31 percent
2. Papa John's Pizza -- 22 percent
3. Domino's Pizza -- 17 percent
4. Papa Murphy's -- 10 percent
5. Little Caesar's Pizza -- 8 percent

-- Pizza Hut is celebrating the day by offering a large pepperoni pizza for $1 when you order any other large pizza at the regular menu price. Good for delivery or pickup orders places online via the chain's website or apps with the code PEPPERONI1.

Usually, a large pepperoni pizza will set you back around $14.



 
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