Why do you think pizza is so popular?

Why do you think pizza is so popular?
Have you ever stopped to think about it?

Pizza is one of the most popular (and tasty) foods in the whole world (whether for children, adults or older people). I particularly don't know a single country that doesn't know pizza. But what are the reasons for so much popularity?

Would it be the ease / practicality of doing them? Would it be the marked flavor of the ingredients (from the simplest to the most complex ones)? Would it be the advertising the media did, do and will continue to do? Would it be a cultural issue that is easily adapted to each different country?

What would be your "theory" about it? Let's discuss.

Comments

kgord
Pizza is so popular because it is both delicious and low in price. Also, the salt and the fat in pizza have a positive effect on brain chemistry so that is part of the reason people like pizza so much. I think it is one of the most delightful foods for that reason. i honestly don't know anybody who doesn't like pizza and who doesn't use it as one of the mainstays of their diet.
Posted by kgord on 10-06-2017
Corzhens
When pizza came to our shores, it was a sort of novelty that made it very popular. I think that was in the decade of 1970. The younger generation was gobbling up the pizzas that we knew were from Italy. But later on, it caught fire and so many pizza parlors mushroomed in the city. Now, pizza is an ordinary snack that competes with hamburger and fries. I have to be honest that I love pizza but I also love hamburgers and fries especially when there is no food at home, it is nice for a take out.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-25-2018
Sue
I think because it is a food that you can make anyway you choose. There is usually a crust and cheese but I have seen pizza without either. You can add whatever combination of toppings that you like or have on hand at the time. Every country has their own version. It is great to serve when you have a large gathering and great for a snack when you are watching a movie. You can even have a breakfast pizza with breakfast toppings or a dessert pizza with fruits toppings. The sky in the limit when it comes to making and designing your own pizza. That is why I think that it is so popular.
Posted by Sue on 10-06-2017
cmoneyspinner
It's the cheese. That stringy gooey deliciousness. And then all of those wonderful toppings you can add to make it even better!! Also, you don't need to have a fork and a knife to eat it!
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 10-06-2017
Dkaraly
Well, most of the time pizza is delicious and it has many toppings you can choose. Different types of pizza can appeal to a wide variety of people . The melted cheese, the crispy crust, the delectable smell, the fact that it's relatively fast to make and you can share it with friends at parties or eat it alone, etc. It's popular because a lot of people like it and it's versatile, I mean you can eat it at breakfast, lunch or dinner with the toppings you want and use it as a snack at celebrations. Some people even enjoy eating cold pizza.
Posted by Dkaraly on 10-06-2017
muaaz.93
Pizza is the perfect food for any occasion and any meal! Be it a picnic, a bite for breakfast or even a party, it’s guaranteed to please.People love pizza’ is not just an opinion; it’s science. When the basic ingredients are mixed, there are special properties that cause a chemical reaction when baked.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-06-2017
babyright
The simple reason why pizza is one of the most popular food is because it is very tasty and delicious and it is also affordable to all whether rich or poor.
Posted by babyright on 10-06-2017
Rebelssis
I think it's because the way it tastes and how easy it is to eat. All of the ingredients mixed over a flat surface, like the tomato sauce with all the cheese, it's just so tasteful. I particularly like it with corn, salami, ham, and bacon with lots and lots of cheese.
Posted by Rebelssis on 10-06-2017
sanjiblackleeg
because who don't love pizza? ok, I'm joking. but serious , pizza taste so good and most people can afford it, and the fact that many people are talking about it in social media is I guessed one of the big reason why it is so popular.
Posted by sanjiblackleeg on 10-06-2017
cubo
Because pizza is extremely delicious, it's easy to prepare and there is not one type of pizza. You can create your own pizza flavor using the ingredients you want. Also, mozzarella cheese is so delicious and almost everybody in this world love mozzarella cheese.
Posted by cubo on 10-06-2017
Pink_Turtle
I think it's just easy to eat. You don't actually need forks, and you can just grabb the piece with your hands. Also it can contain almost any ingredient you like and if you don't like onions for example you can just remove them o not to put them on and that's it. Also everyone loves cheese and tomatoes so that has to be a recipe for succes right there. Italian food is so yummy. I could eat it every day!
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 10-06-2017
rage35
I guess what makes pizza so popular is because this food is very tasty, delicious and you can choose a lot of flavors. It's quite cheap as well that everyone can afford to buy it. Also, advertising in television and social media as well greatly helps the food pizza to make it more popular to the people.
Posted by rage35 on 10-06-2017
felabruno
Because pizza is one of the greatest things ever invented. Is really easy and fun to do, you can add mostly whatever you want and is cheap. Another great thing about pizza is that you can eat it at any time of the day, works great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In my opinion, nothing can beat pizza.
Posted by felabruno on 10-06-2017
Heatman
Just by the mere looking at its facial value, even if you are as cold as ice, pizza would lit up a little flame within your cold heart and warm you up. Pizza is the best thing man has ever known, I seriously doubt if there is any other snack in this whole wide world that tastes like a pizza.

I have seen the Chinese moon cake, it looks pretty good and interesting as well, but it can never be compared to a pizza would offer you. I'm seriously trying to learn how to make pizzas and hopefully I will get there knowledge soon enough and then I would eat pizza until I get messed up with it.
Posted by Heatman on 10-06-2017
kaka135
As a Chinese, I also prefer Pizza. Chinese moon cake is too sweet for me, so it's okay to just eat one or two small pieces, but not for the main meal. I want to learn how to make pizza too. If I am able to make at least the dough, we can add any toppings to it as we like.
Posted by kaka135 on 10-06-2017
peachpurple
Happy Monncake Festival dear! This year I didn't buy any mooncakes, just too expensive to put into my mouth. I prefer pizza, it is much cheaper than mooncakes. Do you know you can buy the pizza base at supermarket? You just add in the toppings and bake. No need to make the pizza dough
Posted by peachpurple on 10-07-2017
kaka135
I really didn't think about that question, but I do like pizza too. I guess one of the reasons is we can have variety of toppings according to our own favorite food. It can be good for both vegetarians and non vegetarians too. It can really be customized according to anyone's preference.
Posted by kaka135 on 10-06-2017
amitkokiladitya
I think it is the welcoming flavor of pizza that is responsible for its fame. In addition to this, the low cost factor also adds to its popularity. The pizza is cheap and easily affordable. The contents are common and easily available. Cheese is loved by mostly one and all. Moreover, a single pizza is big enough to satisfy the appetite. It is a complete meal in itself.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 10-06-2017
limberg
Err,,,, because it's delicious?

Pizza could either be enjoyed solo or in a group. It's easy to make yet is also very tasty. It's great as a snack and also be great as a meal.

It could also be considered as a complete meal because it has carbohydrates from the dough of the pizza, has protein from the meat, and vitamins from the veggies that are topped on it.

Oh, and it's also the favorite food of the Ninja Turtles. That's probably another reason why it got so popular. :D
Posted by limberg on 10-07-2017
JaiGuru
Pizza is all the things you evolved to crave. It's sweet and starchy and fatty; all qualities that are difficult to source in the wild. Those who were born with a predisposition to craving those flavors sought them out more, and since their bodies were better fueled, they reproduced more. The trait was passed down to their children, and probably in such high quantities that it became a universal trait of our species. Fast forward to agricultural civilization and farming retired the difficulties of the primeval realities that plagued early man. Starches, sugars, and fats became much easier to source. But just because the harsh realities of the world were blunted does not mean we've evolved to deal with that. We still are largely the same animal we were 10s of thousands of years ago. Those cravings remain and food that cater to them are going to be very popular choices.
Posted by JaiGuru on 10-07-2017
Corzhens
When pizza came out in the market, my impression was that it is a classy snack since it is imported from Italy. During that time that I was in high school, only the wealthy can order a pizza. But now that pizza is just in the level of hamburger and fries, the pizza can be considered a respite from the native snacks and other imported snack foods. Maybe pizza has a distinct taste especially with the crunchy crust and the hot sauce that gives it the spicy flavor. There are so many pizza brands here like Shakey’s, Pizza Hut, Yellow Cab, Domino and some other imported brands plus the local pizza brands as well.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-07-2017
overcast
I think bread, herbs, cheese and the vegetables. That combination creates tasty junk food. And that's why it is popular. Compared to the burger it has more size. And it can completely fill in your stomach. I think on that note I would say various types of pizza are going to be continue to be popular around the world. People are just going to be attracted towards pizza and chicken for similar taste reasons.
Posted by overcast on 10-07-2017
lovely
Sure, pizza is a worldwide food even in my country with all the delicious delicacies we have pizza hut have the most sales amongst all the fast-food joint in town.People patronize Pizza cafe more.I think because of it yummy, tasty and delicious.Maybe because of the varieties of toppings according to how one wants it.It can be very filling too well, according to my own experience.Pizza is very enjoyable, to say the least.
Posted by lovely on 10-07-2017
wallet
Pizza is very popular because it tastes well, all like pizza, in fact, I do not know any person who would refuse a pizza. Popularity is high maybe because almost all buy one when they go outside in the city to have fun and eat something!
Posted by wallet on 10-07-2017
ballyhara
The reason is easy, everyone can have it the way they want it. You can choose whatever you want to put on it, is fast to cook, is cheaper than regular meals, it serves a family bunch, and you can find it everywhere, even the most elegant and fancy place has pizza. Kids always say yes to it, so you don't have to be thinking what to serve, and let's face it, pizza is delicious, at least I'm a fan of it.
Posted by ballyhara on 10-07-2017
kingcool52
There's not much to discuss about it really. And I don't think anyone needs to have a theory for it. Pizza is a comfort food that is extremely tasty. There is not much else to say. If pizza didn't taste nice then I'm sure it wouldn't be as popular as it is. I love pizza because of how tasty it is and how cheesy it is as well (cheese is one of my top favourite foods). You can have it whenever you want, it can be a simple meal or it can even be a fancy meal at a nice restaurant. Kids love it, adults love it.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-07-2017
tophew
Pizza is popular because it just taste so good and every person who tasted pizza majority of them including me would love to eat pizza all over again it has many options flavor which is great like people who likes cheese , ham , bacon etc. the pizza also is good for daily snacks it can feel your tummy well. and also pizza is my favorite food since grade school i always eat pizza during Sunday after church with my girlfriend to fulfill the craving inside of me.
Posted by tophew on 10-07-2017
rose thornes
Simple its delicious! You can have your favorite toppings in it. The different kind of cheese that melt in your mouth. The tasty crust from thick to thin to crunchy that balance the flavors. The hot sauce for extra spice.
Posted by rose thornes on 10-07-2017
Mehano
I don't really think that pizzas are easy to make for people in general. It requires quite some preparing and letting the dough rise and so on. I believe that it's easy to make for those that work in restaurants and fast food chains though. Why is it so popular? Probably initially due to it's advertising and the whole Italian flavor to it so people perhaps at first found it "exotic" and then it grew extremely popular. It's delicious, you can basically add almost anything you want as a topping and it's a comfort food. An amazing combination!
Posted by Mehano on 10-07-2017
manmad
To begin with, it's amazing and cheap. You can have everything on a pizza, so it can fit every person's taste, you can even the shape and the size. Pizza comes in every form, so no one can complain. There is cheap and expensive pizza too, so you can always find something good. That's what makes it unique and people like something that is unique and affordable.
Posted by manmad on 10-07-2017
honeybabe
I really love pizza that is my favorite food every time we are in a shopping mall I always buy pizza. I don’t know why I really like it maybe of different cheese like mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese and different toppings you can add in pizza. Pizza has an infinite amount of possible topping combinations. Cheese, Sausage, Pepperoni, Chicken Alfredo anchovies, green peppers, peanut butter and jelly, shrimp and even taco pizza are just some of the possibilities. Pizza Can Serve Many People reason pizza is cut into slices: to share with your friends. It is perfect food for all ages young and old and all occasions.
Posted by honeybabe on 10-07-2017
Pixie
I think the fact that pizza is delicious and cheap explains the reason it is popular around the world. I have been to many countries and I tasted the best pizza in Rome. It was so flavorful and I couldn't stop eating. Moreover there are many different flavors of pizza to choose from. Even if you are a vegetarian you can still enjoy a piece of this delicious food. Pizza is the perfect food to have on parties not only because it is everyone's favorite but also due to the fact that it is easy to serve.
Posted by Pixie on 10-07-2017
Rhodolite
It has everything our tastebuds love. Salty, fatty, savory, and all those delicious carbs haha. I just love savory pizzas. My tastebuds and stomach are totally in love with that. Not overly salty- that stuff's gross or overly sweet, which defeats the point of it being food. The only time I want a fully loaded pizza is if it's from a specific place and theirs costs $40 but weighs a whopping 5lbs of pure ingredients. Generally I'm a very simple pizza person. Sausage is my favorite. Just sausage and cheese.
Posted by Rhodolite on 10-07-2017
jayken
Simply because it is delicious. Pizza is a very delicious food and I would eat pizza over and over. Im a pizza lover thats why for me pizza is my hobby. Me and my friends likes to eat pizza. Pizza became famous I think its a great bonding for a family. Most of the time I saw a family food trip in a pizza parlor.
Posted by jayken on 10-07-2017
Marvadaum
In my opinion, what makes pizza so great it's that we can customize it with whatever we want. Sure the classics are great but if you don't like them you can put pretty much whatever you want in it and you'll be cool. It will probably taste great also
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-07-2017
AlexHarris
I think it was just the convenience of pizza and when it became integrated into American culture through the Italians. Pizza is a tasty and versatile snack that can adjust to your wants and needs and can fill you up depending on how many you eat. With pizza being as desirable as it is, someone decided to make pizza more accessible than it already was and started delivering pizza which also added to pizza's popularity.
Posted by AlexHarris on 10-07-2017
kooch
OK seriously who doesn't love some doughy carbohydrates and fat, I mean come on. You have to be in some sort or deep self denying religious sect not to love a nice thin crisp piece of pizza. It's the best part of American and Italian foods rolled into one. No one hates Italian food, and Pizza is a good even when it's the most slap dash fast food quality available. I'll take Pizza Hut or Domino's too, it doesn't matter.
Posted by kooch on 10-08-2017
vinaya
Pizza is one of my favorite foods. I believe Pizza is so popular because it is high in calories, rich in nutrition, and full of dietary fibers. Pizza contains flour, cheese, meat, vegetables, basicallly everything that your body needs, from carbohydrate to protein, fats, minerals and vitamins. Pizza is also a good food to eat when you are hungry.
Posted by vinaya on 10-08-2017
jyy
I can't think of any reason why it's popular other than the fact it's just tasty and a lot of people like it. In fact, it's massively popular worldwide. However, other foods haven't gotten to that level. For instance, Mexican food is only moderately popular in the UK - despite its mass appeal in the US and probably Canada also.
Posted by jyy on 10-09-2017
Lizzyib
My theory is that pizza is so popular because of its diversity. I mean, first of all, it's a complete meal in one item. You have your carbs in the dough, protein in the meat that you choose. Diary in the cheese and veggies in other toppings. All this and then you can customize it to whatever suits your tastes or nutritional needs. You can go the classic route with just pepperoni and cheese, you can load it with veggies and tomato sauce for something a little more healthy, or you can go off the beaten path and get a seafood or chicken pizza.
Posted by Lizzyib on 10-11-2017
Krisleen
Based on my observations, I think pizza became so popular because it's convenient and easy to eat. You can even eat it while walking or doing other activities. You can bring it anywhere. Another reason why it's so popular is because of its taste and the innovations done with its taste. We all know that pizzas have different flavors that matches the taste of different people around the world. Pizzas are very delicious for people of different ages. It offers a lot of options. These are some of the observations I have seen that makes pizzas popular. I myself love this food.
Posted by Krisleen on 10-16-2017
hermessantos
I think pizzas are popular for the simple fact of being tasty and for the diversity of flavors that you can prepare. If you stop to think, in each country there is a different way of preparing the pizzas and in all of them people are satisfied most of the time. So I find the great secret to the success of pizzas is the ease of being able to combine any flavor with the dough.
Posted by hermessantos on 10-18-2017
kataomoi
Pizza is popular because of its variety. Don't like to eat vegetables? No problem. Eat cheese or have meat toppings. You can have everything in one bite. No need to worry about including protein and vegetables and carbs in your meal. One pizza will get the job done. It's also simple and doesn't take a long time to make (or order).

And who doesn't love cheese? XD
Posted by kataomoi on 10-19-2017
vinaya
That's true. In my opinion, pizza is the only dish that is available in various flavors. There is meat, there are vegetables, there is cheese. If you do not like any of these, you can simply avoid it. You can have a vegetarian pizza as well as non-vegetarian pizza. You can have a lot of choose or less or no cheese (even though cheese is basic ingredient, people want to avoid cheese allergic to dairy products).
Posted by vinaya on 01-14-2018
Authord
It tastes good of course, that's the only thing I can think of, Although I have not stop to think about this, but truly and frankly speaking I think the only reason Piza is so popular is simply because it is sweet and delicious and everybody loves it. So it has no enemy and hence the rocket popularity it is gaining day by day. And also the credits will also go to the social media hypes it also helps.
Posted by Authord on 10-19-2017
chatbox
Many people like pizza not only because it's delicious, inexpensive, and filling but also because it's a complete meal where you can have all go-grow-glow foods in one serving. One can eat pizza every single day because there are just too many options for toppings as well as a few for the dough. Whether you're at a pizza stop or at home, it's quite easy and quick to prepare one.
Posted by chatbox on 11-03-2017
NickJ
It's very tasty, and combines elements that people love. Cheese, tomato sauce, bread and meat. But not in huge doses. Each one is leveled off to perfectly compliment the other. Pizza also comes in so many different forms and types. Deep dish, thin crust, stuffed crust, etc. You can also add different ingredients to the crusts and pizza itself respectively. Pizza goes far beyond pepperoni and can be customized in so many different ways depending on the city and region of the world you're in. It truly is a universal food dish.
Posted by NickJ on 11-27-2017
Wubwub
I think the reason is similar for most other types of food or cuisines that gain this type of popularity which is that it is simple and so delicious and also can be changed to suit your own cuisine. I would say that this is also the case for ramen since it's fairly simple as you only need the main ingredients of noodles and soup, and you can have so many variations just from that and you can also change it to suit your own country's taste. I think pizza takes off way better than other types of these foods because it's just a lot more accessible. Not everyone is into noodles, but a lot more people can agree that bread and cheese with some meat on it is pretty good.
Posted by Wubwub on 01-29-2018
Kakashi2020
Pizza is a unique dish because it's a universal dish and everyone likes it. I think that its more likable than a Hamburger or a Hotdog. Unlike other dishes which are strictly regional in taste a pizza can be tailor made to please any preference or palate, It has no boundaries. It's also a healthy and complete meal.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 10-23-2018
Kakashi2020
Pizza has no boundaries, it could be considered as a global dish because it's popular in every country across the globe. For me Pizza is a complete meal by itself and it can be made to suit every palate and taste. It's also fairly easy to make, for the most basic pizza all you need is some dough, olive oil or cheese and any kind of topping available and you have a pizza. I love mine with pineapples, pepperoni, bell peppers and a lot cheese on it.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 10-30-2018
stbrians
Pizza is very popular. It is like an international meal. I think it is due to all the factors that you listed. It's delicasiousness makes it tops. Pizza is a great meal.
Posted by stbrians on 10-31-2018
jayjaydimson
Pizza has the design that you can easily be eaten, that's why it's never been old.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 11-06-2018
nekonieden
I agree that pizza is popular among countries, maybe one of the reasons is that it's more convenient since it has added already flavors and it's very delicious compared to bread alone. Here in Philippines, pizza is also popular but it can't hit the popularity of rice as we Filipinos grow with eating the rice meals.
Posted by nekonieden on 11-06-2018
jaymish
I wonder where is pizza from. Is it Italian or American. I think the reason that pizza is so popular is because it is delicious. They are many people who can finish a large a pizza on their own. Even small kids love pizza. I think it is combination of cheese and meat or cheese and other ingredients that makes pizza a one of a kind meal. I think also its the fact that you can have different flavors like beef, chicken and vegetarian.
Posted by jaymish on 11-10-2018
Kakashi2020
I think people like it because it's hot, it's got cheese, meats and vegetables and a crust to hold everything in place. It's a complete healthy meal with all the food groups in it. It's the only dish I know that uses the 4 food groups. Also it tastes great that's why Pizza is my favorite food.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 11-10-2018
amelia88
I think it's easy to personalize. If you like certain ingredients, you can make a pizza loaded up with those. Don't like a certain topping? Easy enough to not include it. It's something that can appeal to just about anyone's tastes and that's why I think it has such popularity.
Posted by amelia88 on 11-13-2018
Kakashi2020
Pizza is a whole meal by itself, and there's a pizza variant for everyone. I have 2 favorite pizza variants Spicy Pepperoni with Pineapples and Peppers, and Bacon Ham with Peppers, Onions and Pineapples.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 11-20-2018
jayjaydimson
Because it's very unique, and the cheese on the pizza is so delicious.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 11-23-2018
YoloBoy
Pizza is popular because of how tasty it is and how many kinds of toppings and combinations you can do with it. I mean there are over a hundred combinations you can put on a pizza the way you like it and there are different versions of a pizza such as extra thin, extra crust, extra fluffy and so on and so forth. One thing that pizza stands out is how big it can serve a person. It can be for a group of friends, for a family, a couple or even just you alone. Any size, any toppings, any version of pizza, pizza will always have a place in our hearts for sure.
Posted by YoloBoy on 12-10-2018
emiaj55
Pizza is popular in our country because it has been advertised for years by the popular artists or presented as if it is a dish for the rich. Thus it is seen as a food for the bourgeoisie and the popular and generations after generations were programmed into that thinking.
Posted by emiaj55 on 12-13-2018
Alania
Pizza is just simply too delicious to not be popular, God bless the Italians for it! It's an all round meal, especially if you add all the necessary components suitable for your test. We always order a pizza on a weekly basis, to celebrate the end of a week. It's like a tradition, essentially. We usually order Pizza with extra cheese, mushrooms, and salami.
Posted by Alania on 12-18-2018