6 in 10 New Jersey residents live near a “Tony’s” pizza.

And yes, they’re independently owned.

New Jersey is home to roughly 50 pizzerias named Tony, including Papa Tony’s Pizzeria, Tony’s Pizza & Stromboli, Tony Boloney’s Pizza, and several businesses, all named “Tony Soprano’s Pizza,” at least 3 of which are independent from the others—I called.

Left: All “Tony” pizzerias. Center: Generous estimate in green non-overlapping circles. Right: Subtracting red circles to correct for over-estimate. Links to maps: Left, Center, Right.
  • Tony seems to be the most popular name for pizzerias. Rudimentary estimates have Tony beating out Luigi and Vinnie with 40 and 30 pizzerias respectively.

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🏳️‍🌈 Machine learning engineer and data journalist. Learn about me and my projects at kmcelwee.com