If you are a pizza lover, you probably know the answer to this question. But if you rarely eat pizza or seldom order one for delivery, you may need a little help. Which makes the most sense — 2 mediumvs large pizza?

Let’s get technical.

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Mathematicians state that ordering one large pizza is a better deal than ordering two medium-sized pizzas. Surprisingly, one 18-inch pizza has more pizza than two 12-inch pizzas.

Just to confirm the number of slices per pizza by size:

Small pizza:8-10 inches, six slicesMedium pizza:12 inches, eight slicesLarge pizza:14 inches, ten slicesExtra-large pizza:16-18 inches, 12 slices

A 12-inch medium pizza is typically cut into eight slices and serves three to four people.

A 14-inch larger pizza is usually cut into eight or ten slices and typically serves three to five people.

A 16-inch extra-large pizza is cut into six to 12 slices and serves five or six people.

An 18-inch extra-large pizza is normally cut into six to 12 slices and will serve six to seven people.

Actually, a 16-inch pizza istwo-and-a-half times more food than a 10-inch pizza. So rather than spending approximately $20 on the larger pizza, you will spend about $32 on the small pizzas, which will cost 70% more for the same amount of pizza.

There is nothing better than having a nice, hot pizza for dinner. And how about game nights, sleepovers, and movie nights. Pizza is the food for these activities. Pizza lovers probably have a standard pizza order memorized for the pizza parlor of their choice. But there are some things you may not be aware of.

Pizza Ordering Hacks

To make sure you get the most for your money, here are some tips for you to follow.

1. You can get extra sauce for free


While you need to pay for any additional toppings you add to your pizza; you can get extra sauce on your pie for free. Pizza restaurants with an app or a website will allow you to add it to your order for no charge.

2. Order a meal deal, then freeze the other pizza


Most of the large pizza chains have running specials enabling you to save money if you purchase multiple pizzas in the same order. This may not work if you have a small household. But take advantage of this deal anyway and freeze the second pizza for the next time you need to satisfy your pizza craving.

3. Order a large pizza rather than two small ones


If you aren’t fussy about the toppings on your pizza, ordering a large pizza is a better deal. An expert pointed out that an 18-inch pie has more surface area than two 12-inch pies. So you will be getting more food for less money!

On the other hand, if the large happens to be a 16-inch pie, you will get more food with the two small pies. If the prices are comparable, keep that in mind.

4. Order extra seasonings


The pizza restaurants that add seasonings to their crust usually put it on the ends. But ask them to put it all over the crust. The extra flavor will be great.

5. Don’t forget to ask for grated cheese and red peppers


Some places have these packets setting out for free. Make sure you get all the packets you need to make your pizza even more flavorful. Some places offer seasoning packets for .25 cents, which could be used later to make an Italian dressing.

6. Order well-done pizza


On some websites, you have the choice of ordering your pizza with a “normal bake” or “well-done.” So if you like your pizza extra crispy, order it well-done.

7. Join a rewards program


You can earn points for all your pizza purchases. You can earn points towards a free pizza with every purchase, no matter how much or how little you buy on each visit.

8. Order extra pepperoncinis and more


One pizza chain has the edge over the others for one reason. Each pizza comes with pepperoncini on the side. You can add more of these for an additional charge. You can also purchase other sides, such as banana peppers or jalapeño peppers, which are great on a pizza!

9. Try spicing things up with garlic sauce


Most pizza chains today have garlic dipping cups. Some have spicy dipping cups as well. But add a dash of hot sauce to a regular cup for an extra bit of spice.

10. Think beyond the box


Most of the major pizza chains in the country are known for their pizza. But branch out and try some of their other great menu items for a change from pizza. Some offer wings, lava cakes, and papadias which are terrific.

11. Order an uncut pizza


If you have a pizza cutter in your kitchen, try ordering your pizza uncut. Many pizza experts say that an uncut pizza crust does not get soggy. It may be worth trying.

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12. Try different sauces


The classic marinara is always everyone’s favorite sauce. But pizza chains have other options you may not be aware of. Some have creamy garlic Parmesan, buffalo sauce, barbeque, Alfredo, ranch. An entire ranch pizza? This pizza lover is not sure about that!

13. Try a different crust


If you have decided to try a new pizza sauce, why not try a new crust as well? Try a stuffed crust for something different. Every cheese lover is guaranteed to find a new favorite in the stuffed crust. If you normally order a deep dish, try hand-tossed. If you typically order thin crust, try a deep dish.