How Much Pizza Does the Average American Eat in a Year?

Pizza is Italian and as American as apple pie. Or, if you go by the amount of pizza Americans eat in a year, even more so.

So, how much pizza does the average American eat in a year? We break it down:

By the slice

  • Americans eat an average of 46 slices of pizza per year (packaged facts, New York). This amounts to 23 pounds of pizza per year.
  • Americans eat 350 slices of pizza per second

By the pie:

  • Americans eat 3 billion pizzas per year, for a total of $38 billion spent by Americans annually on pizza
  • The average American eats 40 pizzas a year

Over a lifetime

  • The average American will eat 6,000 slices of pizza, according to one national chain’s survey
  • If you do some math here, that breaks down to an average of eight slices a month, every month of your life

Every Day

  • Every day, 13% of the population eats some form of pizza


  • In the US, a whopping 17% of restaurants are pizzerias (Food Industry News)
  • New York City has 9,000 pizzerias
  • And the country as a whole has 70,000 (Pizza Today)

Do your pizza habits greatly exceed those of the nation? Let us know, and prove your pizza fanatic bonafides.

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