Sunday, November 3, 2013

Restaurant_com Celebrates National Pizza Month #NationalPizzaMonth #spon

I received a Restaurant.com gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.


I'm not exaggerating when I say that my family eats a lot of pizza.  We had it tonight at my parent's house for my mom's birthday dinner and we had it earlier this week when we were had little time and rumbling tummies. Sometimes we make pizza ourselves either homemade or frozen, sometimes we go out because all of our favorite pizza joints are family friendly and it's often the first thing we think of for carry-out.  



In celebration of National Pizza Month Restaurant.com compiled this delicious infographic based on a survey that asked diners, “How well-rounded is your pizza-eating routine?”




























































































Do any of the findings surprise you?  I'm not at all surprised that 81% of diners prefer independently owned restaurants versus popular pizza chains. When we go out of town I'm always looking at reviews for locally owned pizza places.  We love trying new and tasty pizza creations.  At least my hubby and I do; my son is a strictly sausage kid. 


Here are some other key facts that might surprise you: 
·  A majority of pizza eaters also seek deals or coupons for their purchase at least some of the time when ordering pizza. 
·  Rather than choose delivery, 37.5 percent of diners said they dine out for pizza because of its convenience (accessibility, timeliness).
·  Chicago Style Deep Dish was one of the least preferred crusts (8.5 percent) among those surveyed. Thin and crunchy was the most popular crust among respondents in our survey (39.9 percent) followed by hand-tossed, New York Style crust (38.9 percent). 

Join Restaurant.com as they recognize one of America’s most beloved cuisines, all the while supporting local, independently owned businesses!



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Disclosure:  I received a Restaurant.com gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

68 comments:

  1. I agree that almost half pizza consumers drink soda with their pie!

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    1. I agree that Pepperoni is the #1 Favorite Topping.

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  2. I agree that the amount of carry out/delivery would be higher than dine in. I very rarely eat pizza in the restaurant.

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  3. I was surprised more don't order white pizza.

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  4. I found it interesting that 38% eat pizza because it is convenient.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  5. I'm surprised that plain cheese is up at #2.

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  6. I totally agree with >>81% diners prefer independently owned pizza restaurants

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  7. I'm surprised that 37.5% of people dine out for pizza instead of having it delivered.It's much easier to have it delivered.

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  8. I agree that most pizza eaters seek coupons before that order pizza for great deals. Pizza is so expensive and you will have to pay so much just for the pizza you want. I definitely look for coupons to save me some money.

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  9. I agree with the carry out/delivery part. I know we rarely choose a pizza place to go out to eat but we often choose to have it delivered to our home.

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  10. i agree that most people drink soda with pizza

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  11. I believe people dine out for pizza once a month.

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  12. Lauren-Olivia WoodNovember 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    I'm a little surprised that white pizza is not more popular.

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  13. I'm surprised that mushrooms ranks No. 3 for favorite toppings.

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  14. I really wouldnt agree that almost half pizza consumers drink soda with their pie

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  15. Lots of fun stats about pizza!

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  16. I'm surprised that mushrooms are one of the favorite toppings

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  17. I was surprised that Chicago Style Deep Dish was one of the least preferred crusts, because I like that type of crust!
    Diane L.
    bkittie at hotmail.com

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  18. Interesting that 33% eat it once a week.

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  19. I find it shocking that few people go for Pan Style pizza.

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  20. I was surprised that thin and crunchy was the preferred crust.

    amanda.townsend2 at gmail dot com

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  21. i was surprised more don't order out

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  22. Only 46% drink soda with their pizza. That is the only time I drink soda!

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  23. I'm surprised it didn't mention what percentage of people like vegetarian pizza. That is my fave.

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  24. I agree that most pizza eaters seek coupons before that order pizza for great deals. I do!

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  25. I find it interesting that 37.5% of diners eat out. I prefer delivery myself. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

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  26. I was surprised that Chicago Style Deep Dish was one of the least preferred crusts among those surveyed.

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  27. I'm surprised so many people dine out for pizza!

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  28. I have never heard of Margaritta Pizza!? Don't know if I'd like that...

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  29. 23% margarita pizza? never heard of it - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  30. I was surprised beer wasn't a higher percentage ,natbelinsky@verizon.net

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  31. I found it surprising that the third choice for favorite toppings is mushroom

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  32. I was surprised that mushrooms was one of the top ingredients...I guess cause I can't stand them on a pizza.

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  33. Shocked about the dine in verses the delivery...TY

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  34. I found lots of surprises - maybe the topping that liost would be that about 33% have pizza ONCE a week - and I guess I'm surprised by thar 37%+ choose of pizza eaters choose to dine in instead pf delivery or carry out. And also about the popularity of mushrooms as a topping!


    And finally that the majority of pizza lovers prefer thin to thick crust (pan) pizza. We went through a brief time in college when Thick Crust and Stuffed were all the rage - but for us it was a very brief passing fancy and stuffed pizza was a real no-go with us.

    We still prefer thin - even very thin crust with top quality ingredients that enhance it rather than bring literally piled on so your always feel unpleasantly stuffed afterward!

    We don't have pizza everyweek - but really enjoy it every couple of weeks.

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    Jessterlyn(at) aol(dot) com

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  35. I'm surprised the percentage isn't higher for the number of people that drink soda with their pizza.

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  36. I'm surprised the percentage isn't higher for the number of people that drink soda with their pizza.

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  37. A lot of people dine out for pizza!

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  38. The statistics for dining and what people drink with pizza sounds about right.

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  39. well, they got the crusts wrong, I didn't even see stufffed crust as an option, and what's the difference between handtossed and thin, nothing.

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    1. Im surprised that so many people order thin crust.

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  40. i was surprised that so many people like mushrooms!

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  41. I'm surprised that Chicago deep dish is the least preferred crust.

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  42. Most ppl order pizza for convience. Yep I believe that!

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  43. I think the people who didn't like Chicago style Deep dish may not have tried it.

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  44. Interesting that 27% wash it down with Beer.

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  45. I agree most people order pizza because it's convenient

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  46. I find it surprising that 33% order out once a week.

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  47. I found it interesting that more people like their pizza thin and crispy. I always thought people preferred the deeper crusts.

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  48. 29% rarely dine out for pizza? How unfortunate! Pizza is delicious! ;)

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  49. I found this surprising since I love Chicago Style Pizza: " Chicago Style Deep Dish was one of the least preferred crusts (8.5 percent) among those surveyed."

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  51. I was surprised 28% of the people surveyed go out for pizza once a week.

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  52. i was surprise 28 percent of people go out for pizza once a week

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  53. I found it surprising that the third choice for favorite toppings is mushroom, I thought sausage would be second in popularity.

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  54. I just laughed when I read the stats for beverage choice. My mom always had to have milk with her pizza.

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  55. I agree with most selecting soda

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  56. I am surprised mushrooms were in the top 3 ingredients.

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  57. That almost 30% eat pizza out weekly

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  58. looks like a lot of people still are in favor of pizza!

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  59. I'm surprised thin and crunchy is 40%

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  60. only 21% of people order water, that is sad and unhealthy!

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  61. I basically agree with the entire infographic. It seems really accurate, whether it's depressing or not! sleveene@hotmail.com

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  62. 19% rarely order out? no way. who are these people? :)

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  63. I agree that most pizza eaters look for coupons or specials when making a purchase. I check online, email messages and newspaper ads prior to placing an order.
    Lorina Padgett

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  64. That most people prefer thin crust piazza.

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