Pizza Consumption Stats Show Business is Booming

Monday, November 7, 2016


There is an abundant number of franchises to choose from if you are making the decision to become a franchisee. If you are looking for a tried and true choice, you may be leaning toward a food franchise.

Pizza is an American staple, despite its roots in Italy. In fact, pizza has become so popular in the U.S. that Americans are officially eating more pizza than ever before.

Research firm Technomic’s most recent pizza analysis revealed that Americans are eating pizza, on average, 4 times a month. This is a small increase when compared to 2015, however, the number of times Americans eat pizza per month is at its highest level since 2012.

According to the 2016 PMQ Pizza Power Report, U.S. pizza sales hit $38.5 billion in 2015. About 60% of sales were from pizza chains.

The number of pizza locations that have opened has also increased over the past few years. The total number of pizza places in the U.S. jumped by more than 2% between 2014 and 2015; during the same time period, fewer pizza shops closed their doors than previously.

Some states, such as New Hampshire, have more than enough pizzerias. The state has 3.98 pizzerias for every 10,000 people. The majority of the U.S. is pizza chain dominant, meaning pizza chains are more widely available than independently-owned pizzerias. The majority of the country’s pizzerias are in New York.

If you are considering opening a Hungry Howie’s, some of the states with the lowest number of pizzerias per population include:

  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Colorado
  • South Carolina
  • Washington
  • Utah
  • D.C.
  • Arizona
  • Texas
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • New Mexico
  • Mississippi
  • Louisiana

On average, there are 1.76 pizza locations per 10,000 people in each of these states.

What does this mean for you? Pizza has become a viable business opportunity. Pizza consumption is at an all-time high and there are many states where opportunities are available.

The Technomic report also revealed that 40% of consumers want unique toppings and 32% want information on nutritional value. Both of these statistics can help you improve your business by making sure your customers are getting what they want.

The time to take advantage of one of the best pizza franchise opportunities available is now.

Hungry Howie’s franchise opportunities are currently available throughout the U.S. Having been in business for more than 40 years, Hungry Howie’s pizza team provides guidance and support to help new franchisees get their business up and running successfully.

If you have questions about opening a Hungry Howie’s franchise, find out if you’re an ideal candidate.