Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Americans Love Pizza!


Last year we spent around $550 on pizza. We help support an independent owner called Casamels. We have a line for fast food in our budget and a little over half of our "fast food" is pizza. Generally, out of a medium sized pizza cut into 8 slices, I eat six of them and Gerard eats two. We met at a Pizza Hut for our first date. He scored points with me right off the bat when he suggested that place!

According to last Wednesday's Cleveland PLAIN DEALER article, Piece Of The Pie: Who Dominates The Pizza Business, independent pizza owners combined had 52% of the market share in 2009 based on NPD research group for 2009. $36,286,230,000 was spent on pizza in 2009 in just the U.S. Want to take a guess at which pizza chain had the biggest market share? It was Pizza Hut with 14% followed by Dominoes with 8%.

Do you know what you spent on pizza last year? Who do you buy it from?

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8 comments:

Ma ~ said...

We usually make homemade pizza, but when we DO order pizza, it is Pizza Hut. We may have done it two or three times last year, so about $100.

Daisy said...

Mmmm, we love pizza at our house, too! Our mom and dad either go to California Pizza Kitchen or a local coal-fired pizza restaurant. Pizza is a great meal for vegetarians!

Marg said...

We love pizza too or at least our Mom does. She has even started making her own. Much healthier. Have a great day.

Lin said...

We are in Chicago and needless to say, we eat a LOT of pizza! Our favorite is a family-owned pizzeria rather than a chain. Chicagoans are very fussy about their pizza and chains just don't cut it.

Mountain Woman said...

I love pizza and so does Mountain Man. But, he makes all of our pizzas and he does a great job of it. We have to watch our food budget and he loves to cook so it works out well but I'm envious of your pizza restaurant. Yummy!

Rebecca said...

You eat six pieces of pizza and are still so skinny?!?! Life is SO unfair! I look at a pizza and gain a few pounds! Hahaha!

I love pizza, too. Here in Upstate NY, it's very Italian. I stick to the local guys for the pizza.

It's just a little bit ore expensive to buy the local pizza than to make it ourselves. The cost of cheese here is crazy, and it accounts for most of the price.

BeadedTail said...

We love pizza too and usually have homemade pizza because my husband makes a fabulous pizza! When we do go out for pizza we choose local places since we have some really great choices being in a college town!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Ahhhhhh the good 'ol Plain Dealer! How I miss them!

I worked there for 21 and a half years......

Oh and I LOVE pizza too! :)

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