Pizza restaurants in the U.S. - additional information
Pizza, and Italian cuisine more broadly, is very popular in the United States. U.S. consumers are not only eating pizza at home – they spend around 36 billion U.S. dollars in quick service pizza restaurants each year.
In 2018, there were 76,993 pizza restaurants in the United States. Some of these consist of familiar names such as Domino's, Pizza Hut, Papa John's. Pizza Hut is operated by parent company Yum! Brands, one of the largest quick service restaurant companies worldwide, with revenues of 5.88 billion U.S. dollars in 2017. The company also operates KFC and Taco Bell. Domino’s Pizza is the second largest pizza chain in the U.S. but the largest worldwide, generating almost 2.8 billion U.S. dollars in revenue from its 14,856 global stores in 2017.
During a survey of U.S. consumers in March 2017, all four pizza chains ranked in the favorite pizza chains of U.S. consumers. The top three favorites were Marco's Pizza, Papa Murphy’s and Pizza Ranch, in that order.