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Why Fewer Americans Will Buy Pizza Tonight

Some consumers, watching their bank balances, might think twice before buying a piece. (iStock photo)(ISTOCK)

photo of Jody Brannon
March 22, 2013

Americans typically have chowed down on 46 slices of pizza a year in recent years—as a country, that's a combined 100 acres of pizza a day—but those figures might be a bit lower these days given our lack of disposable income and a decline in median account balances.

According to recent figures, money is not burning holes in American pockets. And it’s not stacking up in the typical checking account.

A look at recent economic trends and census data shows that the effects of the recession remain present in some very real ways.

 

disposable income

takehome pay

And while recent employment figures suggest news on the jobs front is improving, the long-term outlook appears likely to be bleak enough to keep some potential consumers from snagging a slice after they check their bottom line.

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