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Some Interesting Facts about Pizza - 5, 5, 5, 5,5

Some Interesting Facts about Pizza - 5, 5, 5, 5,5

The Top 5 Pizza Franchises in the USA:
1. Pizza Hut with 15,605 Units
2. Domino’s with 11629 units
3. Papa John’s with 4700 Units
4. Little Ceasars with 4059 Units
5. Papa Murphy’s with 1425 Units

The Top 5 Pizza Sales Days:
1. Super Bowl Sunday
2. New Year’s Eve
3. Halloween
4. Night before Thanksgiving
5. New Year’s Day

The Top Fun Facts about Pizza:
1. 252 million pounds of pepperoni consumed every year
2. 100 acres of pizza eaten per day in the USA
3. 350 slices of pizza eaten each second
4. 70,000 pizzerias in the USA (9000 in New York)
5. 5 billion pizzas sold worldwide each year (3 billion in the USA)

The Top 5 Pizza Toppings:
1. Pepperoni
2. Mushrooms
3. Onions
4. Sausage
5. Bacon

The Top Most Expensive Pizza in the World:
1. $12,000 Luis XIII in Salerna, Italy
2. $ 8,200 Favitta’s Family Pizzeria, Henrietta, NY
3. $ 4,200 Domenico Crolla in Haggis, Glasgow, Scotland
4. $ 1,000 Nino Bellisima in New York City

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.

Students with special needs collect water for Flint

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- At the Lincoln Development Center, students who need the most help are the ones now trying to help by donating drinking water to Flint.  

The Lincoln Development Center works with about 100 students from across the area who have multiple development challenges.  

Liesha Crawford is the teacher that spearheaded the donation effort.  

"We are collecting water," Crawford said. "We are calling it kids to kids water for Flint when we found out how bad the situation was over (there)."

Using a cart, she guides Max a student to the donation table with a case of water. She uses the water as a teachable moment. The students count the number of cases.  

GRPD looking for woman who tried to rob gas station

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Police need your help tracking down a woman they say tried to rob a gas station early Monday morning on the city's northeast side.

It happened at the Admiral Gas Station on Plainfield Avenue near Knapp Street. Police say the woman came in the store and told the clerk to give her money. But the clerk, who was behind bulletproof glass, refused. The woman took off.

Police say she did not pull out a weapon during the attempted robbery. This suspect may be the same person wanted for other recent robbery attempts in the area. Investigators say the woman was driving a dark car, possibly a Dodge Avenger.

GRPD investigating gas station robbery

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids police are looking for the person who held up a gas station Tuesday evening.

Just before 8 o'clock, police were called to the Admiral gas station on Plainfield north of Knapp.

Officers said a masked woman implied she had a weapon, demanded cash, and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3403 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 or www.silentobserver.org.

Fire destroys vacant home on the city's NE side

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A fire destroyed a vacant home Sunday on the city’s Northeast side.

According to Grand Rapids Fire Battalion Chief Dan Stoddard, the fire started just after 12:30 p.m. The home located on Ford Avenue, near Brenner Street, was under construction. No one was living in it at the time.

Firefighters evacuated a neighboring home out of precaution, but the blaze did not spread.

The fire is still under investigation. No one was injured.


Taste of My Town: Green Restaurant

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- If you're looking for a new you in 2016, a few simple changes to your diet could make a world of difference. But you don't have to sacrifice flavor to feel more healthy.

Places like The Green Restaurant near the corner of the East Beltline and Knapp Street in Grand Rapids could be the perfect solution, if you love to eat out and want to drop a few pounds. The place specializes in grass-fed and organic foods with vegetarian and gluten-free options.