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.

More News

July 11, 2018 |

That’s A Some Pizza’s 120-Year-Old Sourdough Starter Inducted into Puratos World Heritage Sourdough Library

Based in Belgium, unique library is dedicated to cataloging and saving sourdough from all over the world It’s a Monday morning on Bainbridge Island in Washington State. The spring sun is trying its best to break through stubborn Pacific Northwest storm clouds and, except for the sound of commuters making their way to the Seattle ferry,… Read More

July 10, 2018 |

Restaurants are ditching plastic straws

Go inside the anti-plastic straw trend Starbucks is the latest company to announce that the coffee giant will eliminate single-use plastic straws in all of its stores by 2020. That adds up to the elimination of more than one billion plastic straws per year. In Starbucks’ official release, President and CEO Kevin Johnson said, “For… Read More