Interview Question

Anonymous Interview San Francisco, CA

How many square

feet of pizza is eaten in the US each year?
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23 Answers

1

800 billion Sq.ft

Ankit Kotak on Jan 14, 2014
21

A pizza is roughly 1 sqft. If the average american eats 1/3 of a pizza and eats pizza 3 times a month, that would mean 12sqft a year. Times 200M americans that gives you 2.4 billion sqft.

Gonzalo on Jan 17, 2014
9

Sorry, i must be stupid. I didn´t know pizza were made of feet.

Anonymous on Jan 20, 2014
1

2.4 billion

Derek on Jan 20, 2014
7

These market estimation questions are pretty common in IB and consulting; so this one is not an oddball.
The critical part is the logical reasoning used to estimate rather than how accurate you are.

Try these: how many diapers used everyday in Canada
how many commercial planes are currently flying in US air space

truth on Jan 21, 2014
9

All of them.

Ryan H on Jan 21, 2014
1

Pizza is not served in square feet in the U.S.

w3techie on Jan 21, 2014
0

If i know & see it right, Pizza's are not square in shape so sq feet is not the correct UOM (Unit of measure). Pl correct ur question in terms of circle/diameter/radius & I shall revert with the answer. Trust your question is answered.

Prashant Sadrani on Jan 22, 2014
1

Too many

Neville on Jan 22, 2014
0

Unless i am going for a pizza delivery or pizza marketting job which Goldmann Sachs is not, i would blatantly say would either of us care?

KK on Jan 22, 2014
0

Need Input

Johnny 5 on Jan 23, 2014
0

How the hell would I know ?

Let me do some research and get back to you on it.

Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014
0

MOST PIZZA IS SEVED IN THE SHAPE OF TRIANGLE (FOR A SLICE) OR IN THE SHAPE OF A CIRCLE - NEED TO DO SOME RESERACH AND THEN SOME MATH.

LET ME GET BACK TO YOU ABOUT IT.

Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014
1

Way to much lousy square feet - that's for sure.

Hungry ? What's your favorite pizza there Bossman ?

You buy - I'll fly. Whadya say ?

Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014
1

pie r squared

Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014
0

Not enough.

Sarah on Jan 23, 2014
2

Assume average pizza is 16", or 8" radius. That is 0.66 feet. Square it and mulitply by 3.1 to about (0.4)*3.1 = 1.2 ft^2. Assume 100 million families in US eating one pizza 10 times a year (this is the weakest assumption) = 100,000,000*10*1.2 = 1.2 billion square feet of pizza, +-0.3 billion.

Dennis on Jan 24, 2014
0

$38 billion
Annual pizza sales in America, according to Pizza Today

3 billion
Number of pizzas sold in the U.S. each year, according to NAPO

350
Slices of pizza sold every second, according to NAPO

46
Slices of pizza the average American eats each year, according to Packaged Facts

23
Pounds of pizza the average American eats each year

93
Percent of Americans who eat pizza at least once a month

70
Percent of Super Bowl viewers who eat at least one slice during the game

251.7 million
Pounds of pepperoni Americans consume each year

36
Percent of pizza orders that specify pepperoni as a topping

70,000
Number of pizzerias in the U.S., according to Pizza Today

24
Percent of those pizzerias owned by Pizza Hut, Domino's, or Papa John's

9,000
Number of pizzerias in New York

17
Percent of restaurants in America that are pizzerias, according to Food Industry News

40,010
Number of subscribers to Pizza Today, the leading pizza industry magazine

Irfan Ali Chaudhry on Jan 24, 2014
0

150 million square feet - Math is not the answer to your question - Google is. http://bit.ly/MoP5xR

Nikolaj on Jan 28, 2014
0

Well, I consume about 400 square ft by myself so...

Jocelyn on Jan 29, 2014
0

There are none, because I was live at Indonesia

Adikin on Feb 2, 2014
0

If I wanted the job, I'd say I would research the answer directly. If not found, I would use whatever statistics I can find.

An example would be:
(# of pizza's sold) times (average sq feet per pizza) times (average ratio of pizza eaten vs thrown away)

If I didn't want the job, I'd say "I'm going to research this, then leave for the day, score some good acid, return 24 hours later and make up a number".

Brad on Apr 25, 2014
0

Around 30 Million in India

Surya Pratap Singh on May 31, 2014

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