Why America’s favorite pizza is no longer available in stores
Posted On July 23, 2021
Americans are starting to eat less pizza — at least at Papa John’s, which announced last month it will cease selling its iconic pizza chain’s signature pizza in stores nationwide.
Papa John’s says it is eliminating pizza in supermarkets and restaurants, where the chain sells the most products.
The company says the change in the U.S. market is because of “growing consumer interest in healthier eating and the growing availability of fresh produce, meats, and dairy products.”
The company said in a statement that it’s not changing the menu or ordering delivery.
It also said the company will continue to provide its products in grocery stores.
The move comes as the company grapples with low-balling its growth, amid concerns about rising obesity rates and concerns that some of its products may be tainted.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll released last month showed that a quarter of U.s. adults are overweight or obese.
The results also showed that almost one in five Americans say they can’t afford healthy food, while one in 10 said they don’t eat enough to make ends meet.