Football And Pizza

Here’s a portion of an interesting news release (not all of them are interesting, believe me) from Pizza Hut with some stats on pizza-making on Superbowl Sunday.

Dallas (Jan. 24, 2011) – Players from Green Bay and Pittsburgh aren’t the only pros preparing for the Big Game on Feb. 6 in North Texas. Pizza Hut teams across the country are also gearing up for the big day, as Americans are expected to place more than 1.3 million orders with the Dallas-based chain. The projected spike represents an approximate 60 percent increase in business over a typical Sunday, making it Pizza Hut’s busiest day of the year.

The No. 1 Big Game order from Pizza Hut will be pizza, to the tune of 2 million pizzas! To put into perspective the amount of Pizza Hut pizza America will be enjoying for the Big Game, Pizza Hut’s research team crunched some numbers.

2.3 Million: Feet of Pizza Hut pizza to be sold on the big day – enough to reach the summit of Mount Everest 80 times.

1,200: Tons of dough that will be used to make Pizza Hut pizza for Big Game orders – twice the weight of the jumbo video screen inside Cowboys Stadium, site of this year’s game.

90,000: Gallons of marinara sauce that will be spread across Pizza Hut pizzas on game day – enough to fill more than 5,000 beer kegs.

270,000: Number of Big Dipper pizzas expected to sell on Pizza Hut’s busiest day. If all of the Big Dipper strips were laid end to end they would stretch nearly 500 miles – long enough to cover the distance between Green Bay and Pittsburgh.

120,000: Pizza Hut employees who will be working across America to deliver favorite moments to pizza lovers on the company’s busiest day.