An annual report in honor of National Pizza Day reveals the most popular pizza orders across the U.S. – from dairy-free to extra pepperoni.
Conducted by Slice, a digital platform that powers America’s largest network of pizzerias, the “National State of Pizza” study collected data from 18,000 independent pizzerias across all 50 states.
“We looked at millions of orders over the past year to share our insights with pizza makers and pizza eaters alike,” says Slice CEO and Founder Ilir Sela. “Slice is proud to leverage our tools and data to give independent pizzerias a look at the 2022 trends to come that will ultimately inform their menus and help them serve more customers fulfilling our mission to keep local thriving.”
Fastest Growing Pizza Trends In 2021:
1) Dairy-Free Pizza – 333% more orders
2) New Haven Style (thin-crust, coal-fired Neapolitan pizza found in and around New Haven, Conn.) – 163% more orders
3) Pineapple Pizza — 76% more orders
Most Popular Pizza Ordering Dates in 2021:
1) Super Bowl
3) Thanksgiving Eve
4) New Year’s Eve
- State with the most orders of Chicken Wings – Arizona
- State most likely to add gourmet ingredients – New Jersey
- State with the most expensive average order – Nevada
- State with the most orders Monday through Thursday – Mississippi
- State with the most orders of salad – California
- State most likely to request pineapple topping – Utah
- State with the most shops open late – New York
- State most likely to request Ranch Dressing – West Virginia
- State with the most shops open early – Massachusetts
The study also revealed the state with the most expensive average order is Nevada and the state with the least expensive average order is Alabama.
Most Popular Pizza Facts:
- Most popular pizza topping – Pepperoni
- Most popular side – French Fries
- Most popular time to order pizza – 6 p.m.
- Most popular day of the week to order pizza – Friday
And the most expensive pizza? That distinction goes to the Mona Lisa Pizza from Pennsylvania’s Divino Pizzeria Grill. Topped with fresh mozzarella, fontina cheese, lobster, tiger prawns, spinach, sturgeon caviar, and porcini mushrooms soaked in Dom Perignon champagne with a special garlic tomato sauce sprinkled with 24K edible gold flakes, this pricey pie will set you back $399.99.
Click here for Slice’s full “National State of Pizza” findings.