If you’ve been looking for a way to get more pizza for your buck, behold! John Crudele of the New York Post conducted his own personal investigation, and his findings are revolutionary for dedicated pizza consumers. What he discovered — and what many of you may have suspected — is that “slice pies” are larger than pies given to customers to take home. And yes, they’re a better value.
Here are the facts you need to know. Large, take-home pizzas are generally 16 inches in diameter and cost an average of $15, while those sold by the slice are 20 inches, with slices costing about $2.50 each. One slice of the 16-inch pizza is 25.12 square inches, while a slice from the 20-inch slice pie is 39.25 square inches. Given these numbers, customers are paying seven cents per square inch for the smaller pizza, and only six cents per square inch for the larger one.
The result of Crudele’s findings is that slices are a better value than a standard full pizza. If you went into a pizzeria and ordered eight single slices of pizza, you’d actually be getting 56 percent more pizza for just 33 percent more cost. Of course, adding toppings into the mix may significantly change these numbers. On a basic level, however, if you’re trying to get the best dollar-to-pizza ratio, slices are the way to go.