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Pizza Size ComparisonMore Pizza Facts
Ordering the right sized pizza can be confusing sometimes.Many pizza stores use the generic terms small, medium, large, and extra large. Some use "family" size or "party" size and still others use terms like "Big Bertha", etc - you get the picture - or do you? Well, this "Pizza Fact" will clear things up a bit, hopefully. At least when you order from Capo's.
Our pizzas come in 3 sizes.All are traditional round pizza pies designated by the approximate diameter measured across the middle (see picture). Our smallest pizza is 9 inches in diameter. The middle size is 12 inches in diameter. Our largest pizza is 16 inches in diameter.In order to compare sizes we're going to do a little math.Since a pizza is a circle, in order to find the area (surface dimension) we use the formula A=π r2.A is the area.π is approx 3.14 and r2 is the radius or half of the diameter multiplied by itself. Stay with me here... For a 9" pizza we multiply 3.14 by 4.5 by 4.5 which equals about 63.5 square inches. For a 12" pizza, 3.14 times 6 times 6 gives us about 113 square inches. For a 16" pizza, 3.14 times 8 times 8 works out to about 201 sq. inches. Enough math - let's compare. A 12 inch pizza is almost twice the amount of a 9 inch pizza! A 16 inch pizza is almost two 12 inch ones!OK, for you math wizards out there, a 12 inch is 1.8 times as large as a 9 inch and a 16 inch is 1.8 times as large as a 12 inch.Now, armed with this knowledge, the next time you order, no matter where it is, ask "how many inches" is that pizza. Plug in the numbers and compare for yourself.
Antica Pizzeria was the world"s first pizzeria. It opened in Naples, Italy in 1738.The first American pizzeria was opened in New York City in 1905.Pizza became popular in the U.S. after World War II when American soldiers returned home from the European fronts and brought with them stories of the incredible Italian meal.About 93 percent of Americans eat at least one pizza every month.About 3 billion pizzas are sold annually in the U.S.The average pizzeria uses roughly 55 pizza boxes per day.36 percent of all pizzas are ordered with pepperoni. Americans consume around 251,770,000 pounds of pepperoni every year. October is National Pizza Month in the U.S. Pizzerias represent 17% of all restaurants. Women are twice as likely as men to order vegetables on their pizza.

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