9 of the Top 10 Most Loved Pizza Brands are Fast Casuals

9 of the Top 10 Most Loved Pizza Brands are Fast Casuals

There are about three billion pizzas sold in the U.S. every year, proving that consumers certainly will dish out that dough for the beloved pizza pie. 

The sector continues to thrive, even during a recession. 

There used to be a sharp divide between the QSR and casual dining chains in the pizza category, but an influx of pizza-focused fast casuals have emerged. All of which want a pizza of that pie. 

The fast casual format certainly suits the pizza category. With today’s innovative kitchen equipment, pies can be cooked in minutes. Pizzas can be served quickly and are usually inexpensive. Not to mention, they are customizable. 

So it’s not surprising that the majority (9 to be exact) of the top 10 Most Loved pizza brands are in the fast casual segment. 

How is this list curated? 

Foodable Labs, through the Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI), analyzes more than 167K restaurant and hospitality brands and over 220 million global restaurant consumers across 500K foodservice locations. Sentiment Scores, in particular, are measured by consumer sentiment on food, service, and overall brand experience.

Check out the top 10 list below and let’s take a closer look at the top three pizza chains

Read More