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.
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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