Papa Johns Survey Uncovers Football Fans’ Pizza-Eating Styles Ahead of #1 Pizza-Eating Day: NY Style Rises to the Top
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According to the survey, 86% of football fans interviewed nationwide are likely to eat NY Style pizza, but only about one in three (35%) say they’d fold their slice like many New Yorkers are known to do. Additionally, NY Style pizza is the most preferred city-specific pizza style (with 31% saying they prefer this style and eat it all the time) – sorry,
Additional survey findings include:
To fold, or not to fold? About one in three football fans interviewed (35%) like to fold their pizza slice; Meanwhile, more than half of football fans in
New York City(55%) prefer to fold. No wonder NY Style is known best for its oversized, foldable slices.
Cincy wants that garlic sauce – Football fans in
Cincinnatilike it saucy with 53% saying they enjoy garlic butter as a condiment with their pizza.
Many West Coasters are eating crust first, and we have some questions – A surprising number of football fans eat their pizza crust-first (16%), especially on the
West Coast, where over one in four Los Angelesfans (27%) and nearly one in four San Franciscofans (23%) eat their pizza this way.
Miamicrushes on NY – Unsurprisingly, NY Style pizza is – you guessed it – the most desired style for New Yorkfootball fans (with 93% indicating a preference for it); but Miamifans love it equally as much (with 92% indicating the same)! It’s a favorite in Denvertoo, where 89% of respondents show a preference for it.
- Give them more NY Style pizza – Half of respondents (50%) say they prefer NY Style pizza but can’t (or don’t) eat it often. Luckily, fans nationwide can now order NY Style pizza every day at Papa Johns.
- Pepperoni reigns supreme – Football fans interviewed prefer pepperoni pizza over any other topping tested (with 78% saying they sometimes or always select it when building their own pizza) – including plain/extra cheese (70%).
- To pineapple, or not pineapple? Does pineapple belong on pizza? Roughly one in ten respondents (11%) say yes and always order it on their pie!
No crust left behind – Less than one in twenty-five football fans interviewed always leave their crust behind (3%). In fact, 100% of fans surveyed in
Nashville, Jacksonville, Pittsburg, Charlotte, Baltimoreand New Orleanssometimes or always eat their pizza crust. However, 6% of football fans in San Franciscoand Los Angelesalways discard their crust, though we’d be happy to bet that with Papa Johns NY Style pizza crust made with our fresh, never frozen, original dough they’ll continue taking bites.
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1 All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 4270 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 10th -
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Papa John’s International
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