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This Michigan City Is The Top Pizza City In The Country

Hands down one of the best foods in the world is pizza. There are so many styles and a variety of toppings that make the options endless.

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According to Salerno’s Pizza, pizza was first invented in Naples, Italy as a fast, affordable, tasty meal for working-class Neapolitans on the go. While we all know and love these slices of today, pizza actually didn’t gain mass appeal until the 1940s, when immigrating Italians brought their classic slices to the United States.

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While most people don’t think of Michigan when they think of pizza, it just landed in the number one spot in the country.

This Michigan City Is The Top Pizza City In The Country

To create a definitive list of the best cities for pizza, analyzed publicly available US business data, census data, economic and labor statistics, and Google Trends data, as well as findings from Thrillist, Pizza Today, Expensivity, and Menu With Price.

Top Pizza City Facts

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-Detroit is the best pizza city in the US The Motor City boasts the most independent pizza restaurants per capita (6 per 100,000 residents) out of any city on the list.

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-Detroit ranks No. 1 in “pizza passion.” Locals are searching Google for a variety of pizza styles.

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-Detroit ranks No. 1 for BBQ chicken pizza searches, No. 2 for Chicago-style pizza, and it tops the rankings when it comes to its hometown creation of Detroit-style pizza: a thick, savory square pie with crisp corners of cheese first innovated by Buddy’s Pizza.

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Danny Smythe/ Thinkstock

I love all kinds of pizza, from a Little Caesars Hot and Ready to a Jet’s 8-corner pizza. And yes, I’m the guy that believes pineapple tastes great on pizza.

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You can see the full list here.

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