Americans eat a lot of pizza. There’s just something about that magical combination of cheese, sauce, and dough that makes us want to say, “Mama Mia!” According to a recent survey by Cici’s Pizza, the average American will consume 6,000 slices of pizza in a lifetime, or upwards of 15 slices per month.
The survey, which analyzed the pizza habits of 1,000 Americans, found that one-third of the US population eats pizza at least once a week, while ten percent head to their local pizzeria at least three times per week. Why? According to the survey, 85 percent of polled participants said it was the taste, plain and simple.
Our pizza habits may be fanatic, but we have to take into account the fact that the survey was a relatively-small sample size published by one of America’s well-known pizza chains (Stay tuned tomorrow to see where Cici’s ended up on our list of America’s best pizza chains). Earlier this year, the USDA published a similar survey which found that on any given day one in eight Americans consume a pizza and that white Americans are more likely to chow down on a piping-hot slice than their African-American or Hispanic counterparts.
Do you want to get a head-start on your 6,000-slice quota? We suggest starting with some of the best pizza in America listed on The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Pizza in America.