100 Acres of Pizza Served Daily in the U.S.

Pizza surpasses burgers as America's favorite fast food

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For those of you yet to take lunch, we think it's the perfect time for a hunger-inducing stat of the day. The Daily tells us, in a profile of healthy pizza purveyor Naked Pizza, that the United States pizza industry "serves about 100 acres of pizza a day." This figure comes from the National Association of Pizza Operators, an organization that aims "to create and foster a community of independent and small chain pizzeria operators and their industry suppliers where doing business with one another is mutually beneficial." According to a survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, when it comes to eating fast food, Americans are much more satisfied by pizza than burgers, turning to Pizza Hut as their preferred fast pizza vendor of choice.

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