Whether it has pepperoni (which is an all-time favorite) or pineapples on it, pizza is basically the United States’ unofficial national food. Why? You may ask. Americans consume an average of three billion pizzas every year — a little over half of the world’s annual pizza sales.
Moreover, one in eight Americans wouldn’t hesitate to have a slice of it on any given day. In fact, the Italian dish is common ground for people of all genders, race, and age.
Pizza Consumption is Consistent Compared to Some Food Groups
A significant number of people in the United States are down to eat pizza any time of the week. In fact, statistics show that the numbers are consistent regardless of gender, race, and age. For a little perspective, take the consumption of other food groups into account, where studies have shown a more significant variation.
Half of the population drinks sugary drinks, such as soda and juice, for instance. While 70% of boys aged 2-19 drink sugar-sweetened beverages, only 40% of adult women do. Meanwhile, non-Hispanic black and Mexican-American persons consume more of the beverage than non-Hispanic white persons.
Pizza Crosses Gender, Race, and Age Borders
A 2014 US Department of Agriculture study showed that 21% of white Americans and 20% of black and Hispanic Americans aged 2 to 19 is down for pizza on any given day. It also showed that 11% of women eat pizza while around 15% of men eat it. Needless to say, the figures are almost identical, showing that pizza is unique in that it transcends the borders of gender and race.
Pizzeria Vecchia understands full well that pizza plays a major part in American food culture, which is why we prepare them fresh every day especially for you. We bake our pizza with velvety mozzarella and a variety of toppings in a wood-fired oven for our signature old-world Italian dish.
Check out our pizza menu at pizzeriavecchia.com.