A John Crudele was waiting for a pie of pizza at the store when he noticed a full pie behind the counter. Curious, he asked if he could have that pie instead of waiting for the next one. The worker refused, on the grounds that the pies behind the counter are for customers who order single slices and are actually slightly larger.
After some more investigating this is what Crudele discovered:
Those pizzas you take home are 16 inches in diameter. The ones that are sold by the slice are 20 inches. Let’s say a full pizza costs $15, which we think is the typical price these days. And a slice of pizza goes for $2.50, also standard around Manhattan and in the ’burbs.
The 16-inch pie is just under 201 square inches in size. The 20-inch pie is 314 square inches. So one slice of the eight-piece, 16-inch pie is 25.12 square inches. And a piece of the 20-inch pie is 39.25 square inches.
Crunching the numbers, the reporter discovered that it’s typically a better bargain to go into the pizzeria and order eight single slices of pizza rather than a full pie. Using estimated pizza prices, hue figured you would be getting 56 percent more pizza for only 33 percent more cost.
Read more at NY POST.