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Pizza facts for the Global Pizza and Pasta Challenge

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Foodservice Australia will play host to the Global Pizza and Pasta Challenge at this year's FSA show in Melbourne from 2 June through 4 June.

Entries for the challenge are now open, and FSA has provided some fun and interesting pizza facts to get the pizza party started.

Pizza Fast Facts:

  • Global pizza sales are in excess of $44 billion per year
  • Pizza is the fourth most craved food behind chocolate, ice-cream and cheese
  • Australians eat approximately 10 hectares of pizza annually, Americans eat 50 hectares of pizza daily 
  • The average Australian eats pizza once a month totalling over 264 million pizzas a year
  • Pizza is the most popular eaten style of food        
  • There are over 3500 independent pizza shops and 3,000 chain pizza shops in Australia     
  • Pizza is the fastest growing food trend in the Asia Pacific.

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