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Two Atlanta Pizzerias by the Numbers

Mellow Mushroom/Antico

Eater Pizza Week continues with vital analytic information about two local pizzeria icons. Everyone knows Antico, the pizza darling of the city, with its out-the-door lines, communal seating, BYOB policy, and traditional Neapolitan pies. And everybody knows Mellow Mushroom, the fun, vibrant chain that started right here in Atlanta, Georgia. Here, now, a breakdown of both in PIZZA BY THE NUMBERS:

Antico Pizza Napoletana:
1093 Hemphill Avenue NW.
Average number of pizzas sold per day: 600 to 1000 as week progresses
Greatest amount of pizzas ever sold in one day: 1178, on a Saturday this February
Oven temperature: 925 degrees for the stone, 1050 for the dome
Average amount of dough used in one week: 4500 pounds, or 2000 pounds of flour
Average amount of sauce used in a week: 100-110 gallons
Average amount of cheese used in one week: 660 pounds of mozzarella di bufala, 600 pounds of fresh fior de latte
Biggest non-pizza seller: Cannoli
Best-selling pizza: Margherita
Other interesting numbers?: Giovanni Di Palma says he sells over 100,000 aluminum bottles of Coca-Cola per year, which makes the restaurant the largest acount in Atlanta for the product.

Mellow Mushroom:
Data from the Suwannee location at 320 Town Center Avenue.
Average number of pizzas sold per day: 200
Greatest amount of pizzas ever sold to one customer: 100
Oven temperature: 525 degrees
Average amount of dough used in one week: 293 pounds
Average amount of sauce used in one week: 20 gallons
Average amount of cheese used in one week: 750 pounds
Biggest non-pizza seller: Greek salad as far as food goes, beer in general
Best-selling pizza: Pepperoni
Most interesting pizza combination ever sold: Kids' pizza with mac and cheese as a base topped with bacon, ground beef, cheddar cheese, and a barbecue swirl.
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