Pizza delivery ramps up during Super Bowl

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February 4, 2007

Football players weren't the only ones running around today.

Pizza delivery places all over the country were fielding orders right up until the last touchdown. Some companies estimate that their delivery drivers traveled 4 million miles today.

News 12's Lynnsey Gardner followed one pizza place on what they say is the busiest pizza day of the year.

It's debatable, but plenty of people will say it doesn't get more American than a day of football and pizza.

Lots of people around the CSRA chose to spend super Sunday exactly that way.

Papa John's started early, making preparations at 8:30 this morning.

Delivery drivers like Brad Himebaugh say one foul move could cost them big.

"This is our busiest day of the year," he said. "We got to make sure this is our A day. We don't do it right and we could make a lot of customers unhappy."

With more than 300 pizza deliveries per store, it's easy to see how tonight is the Super Bowl for the pizza business.

The fast paced action continues even post-game.

In case you were wondering, pepperoni is the most popular topping, making up more than one third of all pizza orders. And you won't believe this, but it's estimated Americans eat more than 250 million pounds of the meat every year

We sliced up some more information about pizza: 350 slices of pizza are eaten every second in the United States, which adds up to more than 100 acres of land per day in pizza. Every year three billion pizzas are sold, making it a $30 billion business annually.

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