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Survey finds what Canadians prefer for pizza


October 7, 2013
By Canadian Pizza

Oct. 7, 2013, Toronto – A new survey finds that women love cheese while men prefer meat toppings. 

Fifty-three per cent of women named it their favourite topping on a pizza, while 51 per cent of men listed pepperoni as their preferred pizza topping.

Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73's
annual Canadian Pizza Month survey also found that the two sexes do
agree on a few things when it comes to their pizza. Both prefer ordering
by phone (57 per cent of men/61 per cent of women) and both prefer
their crust thin (46 percent of men/56 per cent of women). As well,
both sexes indulge in pizza leftovers with 41 per cent eating it cold
and 30 per cent having it for breakfast every now and then.
 
The
survey also revealed that beverages and chicken wings are what Canadians
prefer to pair with their pizza as a whole. Thirty-four per cent of
Ontarians go for dipping sauce and 53 per cent of Quebecers order French
fries, while Western Canadians prefer bread sticks, where 24 per cent
of Albertans add it to their orders.
 
Quebecers seem to be the
pizza purists of the country, only six per cent will go for dipping
sauce with their slice and 73 per cent say they have never eaten it for
breakfast. They're also the least likely in Canada to order a Hawaiian
pizza, with six per cent going for pineapple and seven per cent going
for ham on their pizza.
 
Pizza lovers in the Prairie provinces
are most likely to indulge in a cold pizza, 62 per cent to be exact. Of
all provinces, those in Atlantic Canada enjoy ground beef on their pizza
the most. Thirty-three per cent listed it as their favourite topping.
Forty-nine per cent of Ontarians order quick-serve pizza at least once a
month, the highest percentage in Canada.
 
"Canadians are unique
in many ways, and one thing we can all agree to is the love of our most
cherished foods: pizza," said Pat Finelli, chief marketing officer for
Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73, in a media release. "Pizza is appreciated by Canadians of all ages
and we only see its popularity rising in the future."

To commemorate National Pizza Month this October Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 will have a couple of other activities:

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Slices for Smiles
Now in its
seventh year, Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73's network of traditional
restaurants will sell slices to help children's hospitals in Canada.
Customers can support the semi-annual Slices for Smiles fundraiser by
select discounted pizza items with a portion of the proceeds benefitting
Children's Miracle Network. To date, Slices for Smiles has raised more
than $1 million for children's charities nationally.
 
Free Pizza

Dough Dude, Pizza Pizza's mascot, will be showing up in unexpected
locations in the GTA handing out free slice coupons. Follow along on
Twitter (@PizzaPizzaLtd) and Facebook (PizzaPizzaCanada) to find out
when and where he'll be showing up in a neighbourhood near you.