Top 10 Zip Codes for Pizza Restaurants
There’s no doubt: Pizza remains America’s most favorite dish. From deep dish tobrick-oven, from Neapolitan-style to New York-style, pizza continues to be a staple on the lunch and dinner tables throughout the United States.
According to Statistic Brain, more than 3 billion pizzas are served in the United States each year. With more than 70,000 pizzerias in the United States, and with 350 slices of pizza consumed each second, pizza continues to holds its place with the hearts and mouths of American consumers.
While New York and Chicago have historically been known for their world-class pies and pizza, population migration to other large, midsized and small cities has carried excellent pizza with it. You can now find great pizza and great pizzerias in most cities in America.
To honor the efforts and commitment of every proud pizza restaurant owner in the country, Welcomemat Services is celebrating National Pizza Pie Day (February 9) by throwing a spotlight on 10 best zip codes for pizza.
Scoring of the Top Ten U.S. ‘Pizza Hoods’ in 2016 was determined by internal data on number of pizza restaurant redemptions through Welcomemat Services as well as the number and strength of pizza restaurants and businesses in each zip code covered by the brand. By cross referencing the data in these elements from a sample size of markets where Welcomemat operates throughout the U.S., Welcomemat was able to finalize their ranking of the Top Ten U.S. ‘Pizza Hoods’ in 2016.
Take a look at the top 10 zip codes on the list that rank high among local pie-lovers.
1. Frisco, TX (Zip Code- 75034)
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While Texas is known for all things “big”, large pizzas have found a foothold in the Metroplex. With a steady migration of new families moving to Frisco, their love for pizza is shown by this city having our number one ranking zip code.
2. Franklin, TN (Zip Code- 37067)
Named in Top Ten Great Neighborhoods by American Planning Association, Franklin’s historical character and attractive architecture is complimented by future growth and development.
Business Week Magazine has named Franklin one of the Top 50 Cities to Start a Small Business – and it’s only fitting that some entrepreneurs are jumping on the pizza band wagon by bringing pizza to this lovely southern town.
3. Marietta, GA (Zip Code- 30062)
About 15 miles north Atlanta, Marietta is one of Georgia’ most populated cities. The greater Atlanta area is known for having a large population of people moving in from the northeast – and we know they love their pizza in the northeast. Maybe this explains why this Marietta zip code made number 3 on our list.
4. Grand Haven, MI (Zip Code- 49417)
Voted America’s happiest seaside town by Costal Livings, Grand Haven is a city in the state of Michigan located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Being happy must mean enjoying great pizza as Grand Haven has our 4th top ranking zip code.
5. Norton Shores, MI (Zip Code- 49441)
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A second Michigan lake front town is home to our number 5 top ranked zip code. Well known for its attractive landscape, relaxation opportunities, buzzing small businesses and a great school system, it appears Norton Shores residents know how to enjoy a great pie!
6. Wilmington, NC (Zip Code- 28412)
While surfers and sailors flock to this coastal town in North Carolina, it appears that all of the salt air creates the craving for some great carbs that can be found by eating America’s favorite dish – pizza!
7. McKinney, TX (Zip Code- 75070)
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Up until the past decade, McKinney was home to many pastures and cattle. With the influx of new homes and new people, this Texas town is home to our number 7th ranked zip code. We suspect there are a lot of beef topped pizza being eaten here!
8. Downingtown, PA (Zip Code- 19335)
Located 33 miles west of Philadelphia, Downingtown offers a number of historic buildings and attractive architecture. This city makes our list due to a high number of pizzerias and the love for pizza.
9. New Orleans, LA (Zip Code- 70119)
Nicknamed “Big Easy”, New Orleans is known for its ever-going nightlife, a vibrant music, different cuisines and a rich history that goes back to French, African and Native American cultures. Amongst the crawfish and jambalaya, this zip code hit number 9 in our rankings. Who said pizza doesn’t have a place in NOLA!
10. Bloomington, IN (Zip Code- 47401)
Home to Indiana University, many people might jump to the conclusion that Bloomington is full of hungry, pizza-eating college students. While that idea may have some strong merit, many families and professionals are flocking to Bloomington due to a strong economy and a great school system.
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