Pizza in America

Chefs lift the humble pie to star status
Jun 30, 2008
Americans spend $32 billion a year on pizza in restaurants, about half of it at chains such as Pizza Hut, Domino's, Papa John's and Little Caesars. But the other half of our pizza dollars go to independent pizzerias, most of them mom-and-pop shops, but now also places like Pizzeria Bianco and venues from famous chefs such as Nancy Silverton, whose partnership with Mario Batali produced Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles.

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