# Pizza size...better to go large than small for best value

A team from vouchercloud.com looked at every size and topping combination available from five of Britain's biggest takeaway pizza brands: Domino's, Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Pizza Express and Pizza GoGo. There were 249 pizzas in total.

Researchers then took the average cost for each size from each brand.

This average price was then used to calculate the average cost per inch for each size of pizza from each of the six companies.

The results show that a 14in pizza from Pizza Express, which costs an average of £12.93, is the best value for money, working out at 10p per square inch.

Meanwhile the most expensive offering is a small 8in pizza from Papa John's Pizza, which at an average of £14.53 is the equivalent of 30p per square inch.

Findings also reveal that Domino's diners should plump for a 7in 'personal' pizza rather 9.5in 'small' if they want to get the best value for money for a smaller meal.

This is because the average 'personal' pizza costs £6.56, while the average 'small' pizza costs £13.42 - more than twice as much.

Customers could buy two 'personal' pizzas for £13.12, get more pizzas and still save 30p.

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Researchers then took the average cost for each size from each brand.

This average price was then used to calculate the average cost per inch for each size of pizza from each of the six companies.

The results show that a 14in pizza from Pizza Express, which costs an average of £12.93, is the best value for money, working out at 10p per square inch.

Meanwhile the most expensive offering is a small 8in pizza from Papa John's Pizza, which at an average of £14.53 is the equivalent of 30p per square inch.

Findings also reveal that Domino's diners should plump for a 7in 'personal' pizza rather 9.5in 'small' if they want to get the best value for money for a smaller meal.

This is because the average 'personal' pizza costs £6.56, while the average 'small' pizza costs £13.42 - more than twice as much.

Customers could buy two 'personal' pizzas for £13.12, get more pizzas and still save 30p.

Read more: dailymail.co.uk/fem…tml

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Best value = Make you own. (freebie ones aside)

Best value = Make you own. (freebie ones aside)

ha ha, yeah brah.

Not full of sugar like some others I find

Edited by:"wayners" 7th FebAnyways article could be a lot shorter by comparing price of the pizza you want and keeping the following in mind.

The area of a pizza is 4x the size of the pizza half its diameter.

7" pizza area = 4x 3.5" pizza area

Also, the area of 2 pizzas is the same size as a pizza (sqroot)2 times its diameter.

2x 7" pizza area = (sqroot)2 x 7" = 9.9" pizza area

Edited by:"mug51" 7th FebYou are better buying (collecting) 2 personal pizzas (7") from dominoes - they are currently BOGOF - instead of buying one small (11"?) pizza.

Cost me £6.50 instead of £9.99

Much better for the eco, saves packaging, NO and CO emissions, reduced BMI (Body Mass Index) as cheese on toast is on demand at home rather than forced-to-eat-all-while-it-is-hot, less workers on working tax credits, less wastage of valuable retail rental space.

£5 notes will stack up at home at a rate of an inch every quarter as opposed to paying out 10-30p per sq. inch (as per survey).

Edited by:"splender" 7th FebThink you should get your own team of researchers to tell you the correct way to work out the area of a circle....

To be fair, I think he may have a stuffed crust.

Even a tart with little education knows value for money of a tart is better calculated by weight or next best is by cup volume.

These thick as two short planks researchers are best deployed in next assignment to value pork pies by area and then tell exceedingly porky to their Daily Mail readers.

Edited by:"splender" 8th FebAnd I thought I had issues when choosing what to eat

Edited by:"OllieSt" 8th Febthose are based on knowing how to calculate the area and simple indices manipulation

ofc the first one is ultimately useless unless you know anywhere that sells pizzas that are in appropriate diameters

second is handy for a romantic yet efficient shared pizza meal

The area of a circle is =pi r²

The site doesn't allow foreign characters so no real pi for you.

He is using it to compare 2 different circles rather than the diameter of one circle i think.

Splendid post. Well done for clarifying and not trolling.

Thank you again, haha.

Well-educated tarts charge more per hour, though.

Erm... so I believe.

Here is my

bombshell, after a day.Any tart off the street could and would have said, "

better to go large than small for best value using the diameter (length)without all the palaver of area calculations".She knows because of her clients' length and width, that's enough data without getting her calculator out which is a turn-off.

But if you want to go anal(ysis) about it, then it is, area is a function of the diameter, therefore value of a pizza is a function of the diameter, area as well as volume. This is to say,

all Daily Mail researcher had to do was £ per inch comparisonbecauseprice is directly in proportion to diameter as well as area(ignoring height, density and quality of toppings). This goes to show what education these researchers have had, less understanding in maths than some 11-year old at 11 plus and possibly less than 5 year olds under the Montessori system (plus EYFS too).Two tarts : One cup?

Even a baby knows value is in the cupfuls and not a lady flat as a pizza.

Not sure that you get my reference, Splender. However some things are best not known, and I wouldn't recommend any research.

I am not sure if I did, however, it is best left to one's imagination in adjectival use.

Edited by:"splender" 8th FebThink I got my calculations correct. Happily to be corrected if I'm wrong though.To add to the last point, quicker way to get diameter as I suggested in my initial post was to multiply 7 by root2 = 9.89

I think your wording is wrong:-

It is

not as you said:-Also, the area of 2 pizzas is the same size as a pizza (sqroot)2 times its diameter.

2x 7" pizza area = (sqroot)2 x 7" = 9.9" pizza area

but is this,one way of expressing correctly:The wording is: the diameter of an area twice the smaller area is the square root of twice of "A", where "A" is square of the smaller area's diameter.

diameter of pizza that's twice the area of the area of a single 7" pizza = Sq Root ( 2 X 7" X 7") = 9.899"

Which leads me to allege:-

How can anyone who already knows the

value of a pizza is simply expressed by its diameterwithout using area calculations, can ever trust the wordsmithing of those researchers and news report, who do not know simply the cause and effect of a pizza (diameter is the simple cause of the effect of its value).you really know how to calculate the area of a circle, Splendid

Nooooooooooooooooooooo, we are going round in circles!

One arrives at the desired value simply using the diameter (of a pizza) without using the

AREA of a circle!That's what everyone does when buying a pizza.

If you really want to calculate, one just divide price with diameter to compare.

but what about the toppings arent they in the area?

They are not

inthe area, they areonthe area, toppings add to theheightwhich adds to the volume. That's another gross area of the research, the clever experts at Daily Mail and the editor forgot the height (of the pizza), the height is what theteeth sink into. That's a systemic failure of reporting. Makes them as smart as Diare Abbott's maths.You really are an expert at circles.

Thank you again. I am humbled by this accolade as this is just child's play skill.

ah 'child's play', makes sense now.

Got you.

The following was what was intended.

2x 7" pizza area = [(sqroot)2 x 7"] pizza area = 9.9" pizza area

splendercorrecting the use of English.You couldn't make it up!

you left out a times 7 , should be √(2X7²)