Pizza Restaurant / Delivery Industry - Statistics & Facts

Pizza Restaurant / Delivery Industry - Statistics & Facts

Statistics and facts on the pizza restaurant and delivery industry

Consumers spend around 33 billion U.S. dollars in quick service pizza restaurants each year in the United States. Takeout pizza constitutes the largest share of spending within this category at approximately 15 billion U.S. dollars annually, followed by pizza delivery at around ten billion. This is perhaps unsurprising considering more than 20 percent of U.S. consumers eat takeout or delivered meals at least once a week. While older generations appear less dependent on such services, around 40 percent of 18 to 54 year olds felt that takeout food was essential to their way of life as of November 2014.


More than half of U.S. pizza restaurant sales are generated by pizza chains, with the rest accounted for by independent restaurants. The leading pizza chains in the U.S. include Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza, Papa John’s and Little Caesars. Pizza Hut is operated by parent company Yum! Brands, the third largest quick service restaurant company worldwide in 2015. The company also operates well-known fast food chains KFC and Taco Bell. In the same year, Domino's Pizza ranked as the fifth largest quick service restaurant in the world.

Despite their status as industry leaders, Domino’s and Pizza Hut placed just fifth and seventh respectively among the U.S. consumer’s favorite pizza chains, beaten by such names as Papa Murphy’s and Pizza Ranch. But there is surely tough competition in nation that famously loves pizza. A nationwide survey by Nielsen Scarborough in spring 2015 found that over 77 million Americans had visited a pizza restaurant within the past month.





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