When you think of political lobbyists, you probably think of civil rights groups at best and sleazy special tobacco hucksters at worst. You probably don’t think of Pizza Hut.
A new report by Bloomberg Business sheds light on the goals and challenges faced by the American Pizza Community, a pizza lobby dedicated to protecting the the interests of, well, pizza makers. As it turns out, there’s a lot to protect. On any given day, 41 million Americans will eat a slice of pizza, and if pizza were a country, its sales alone would make it a top 100 country in the world based on GDP.
Now, we love pizza as much as anyone, but sadly the pizza lobby is not purely a force for good. If you wanted to know who keeps pushing American lawmakers to classify pizza as a vegetable in schools, it’s the pizza lobby. You don’t want to end up on the wrong side of big pizza.