When you dine out, you might think about the ingredients that go into your food, but you probably don’t think about all the numbers that make your meal happen. Restaurants are filled with interesting figures that might not be apparent when you bite into an enticing entrée or take a sip of a signature cocktail, but they’re all around you.
This week we focus on the Rockville outpost of the popular and poppin’ pizzeria Matchbox.
Seats in the restaurant: 416
Pizzas sold every week: 3,000
Topping possibilities: 21
Pounds of flour used every week: 4,000
Cords of wood burned every week: 1.5
Most mini burgers eaten by one person in a single seating: 15
Types of Bloody Mary offered at brunch: 6
Kinds of garnishes for above-mentioned hangover cure: 5 (Bacon, celery, cucumber, prosciutto-stuffed olives, and dill pickle)
Matchbooks in the tables: Around 175
Celebrity visitors: Several, including Governor Martin O’Malley, Boston Celtics’ Jeff Green and the Redskins’ George Starke
Recycled structures used to create the vintage wood walls: 1 large barn from upstate New York
Hours the owners spent getting their hands dirty while personally helping build the restaurant: Hundreds
Hungry for more? Book your reservation at Matchbox – Rockville now.