Statistics from a new survey have revealed that olives are the topping loved the least by Irish pizza fans.
Four Star Pizza trawled through more than 750,000 pizza orders from its 61 stores across Ireland (including 15 in the north) to get the lowdown on the country’s favourite pizza toppings.
Pepperoni took the crown as the most popular topping in every store, featuring on more than a quarter (26.2%) of all ‘Create Your Own’ pizzas ordered in the last year.
Ham (14.2%) and chicken (12.85%) are ranked second and third across Ireland.
Olives were named as least favourite pizza topping in Ireland. By comparison, the much-maligned pineapple placed at number eight in the popularity stakes, appearing on 4.85% of pizzas across Ireland.
The most popular vegetarian option on the menu, and fifth in the overall rankings, was mushrooms – which were included on 7.45% of all pizzas ordered, followed by onions (6.55%) and sweetcorn (6.4%).
Four Star Pizza is inviting the general public to participate in the ‘Olive on Pizza’ debate by casting their vote on https://fourstarpizza.ie/irelands-most-and-least-popular-pizza-toppings-revealed/.