Which Pizza Chain Is Winning the Pandemic Pizza War in New York?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of our daily lives and that includes our pizza-eating habits. If you are a pizza devotee, you might be surprised to learn that not even pizza is pandemic-proof. Since COVID-19 took hold in mid-March, nationwide visits to some of our favorite pizza chains are down 20%.

Even so, many of our pizza night staples are doing their best to weather the virus’s storm by offering familiar comfort food at low prices. Here in New York, apartment-bound pizza lovers are choosing Godfather’s Pizza as their go-to for melty cheese and saucy carbs. The second-through-fifth-place finishers are in that order: Papa Johns, Little Caesars, Pizza Hut, and California Pizza Kitchen.

For those interested in knowing the rest of the country’s preferences in chain pizza, the results are tabulated in this tasty map: