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) â€“ Players from Green Bay and Pittsburgh arenâ€™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 Hutâ€™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 Hutâ€™s research team crunched some numbers.
2.3 Million: Feet of Pizza Hut pizza to be sold on the big day â€“ 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 â€“ twice the weight of the jumbo video screen inside Cowboys Stadium, site of this yearâ€™s game.
90,000: Gallons of marinara sauce that will be spread across Pizza Hut pizzas on game day â€“ enough to fill more than 5,000 beer kegs.
270,000: Number of Big Dipper pizzas expected to sell on Pizza Hutâ€™s busiest day. If all of the Big Dipper strips were laid end to end they would stretch nearly 500 miles â€“ 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 companyâ€™s busiest day.