December 3, 2013 |

Hot 100 Independents by the numbers

By Jeremy White


2010 March: Slice it Up

47 percent of Hot 100 pizzerias offer pizza by the slice.

Each year we poll thousands of independent pizzerias across the United States. We use the data to compile our Annual Hot 100 Independents ranking. And, in doing so, we learn a lot of interesting things about our Hot 100. Such as …

• The average Hot 100 pizzeria operates three units
• The average age of a pizzeria in the Hot 100 is 27 years old
• Nearly 40 percent of our Hot 100 pizzerias plan to open a new store in the next year
• Hot 100 pizzerias with dine-in areas average 155 seats
• The average dinner check for a Hot 100 pizzeria is $23.46
• Of those who offer dine-in, it accounts for 62 percent of sales
• 47 percent of Hot 100 pizzerias offer pizza by the slice
• 22 percent of Hot 100 pizzerias offer a buffet
• 84 percent of Hot 100 pizzerias serve alcohol
• 50 percent of Hot 100 pizzerias serve liquor.

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