Hot stats on America’s favorite pizza chains

Pizza Hut is offering a large, three-topping pizza for just $9.99. Image Courtesy Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut is offering a large, three-topping pizza for just $9.99. Image Courtesy Pizza Hut /

Pizza is probably one of America’s favorite foods. It’s a staple food in several demographics and is likely a go-to weekly takeout dinner for many families. Market research firm TOP Agency recently shared their report on consumer pizza preferences, and it was pretty eye-opening. Check out these stats that they compiled on America’s favorite pizza chains.

According to the report, the data was collected via the following methodology: “TOP Data analyzed offline GPS data of millions of Americans to 12 of the largest pizza chains across 48 states in the US to determine the top 5 chains in each state and surveyed 1,000 Americans to learn about their pizza consumption preferences.”

I live in New York where pizza will always reign supreme, even if this study shows that 30 states surpass us in pizza consumption per person. In NYC, you can still get a huge, hot, cheesy slice for under $2 (although the quality of a cheap slice might be questionable) and there’s a pizzeria on almost every block. But, for the majority of the country, pizza chain restaurants are very popular. So other states may have us beat in chain pizza consumption, but we are proudly big eaters of mom-and-pop pizzeria slices!

Check out these stats on America’s pizza chains!

Check out the map to see the top pizza chain in each state. It appears Little Caesar’s is the most popular pizza chain in the country (by the number of state victories), coming in at number one in 16 states! Is this where I put my head down in  embarrassment and admit that I’ve never tried Little Caesar’s pizza?

The top five pizza restaurants by state are also listed. But out of the top pizza restaurants in New York, I’ve only tried two of them. It looks like I have some work to do.

Research shows that pineapple on pizza is a very divisive topic. You either love it or hate it. This study found 54% people believe pineapple does not belong on pizza. I generally disagree, as I like the sweet an salty combo!

I always find it interesting to see how the eating habits of Americans throughout the country differ. Regardless of the data, one thing we can almost all agree on is that Americans love pizza, whether it’s from a chain or the local pizzeria!

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So Guilty Eaters, did you check out the report on consumer pizza preferences? Did your favorite pizza chains make the list?