A buddy and his wife came over on the weekend and we ordered pizza from a local pizza joint. The pizzas were
good but I guess I'm used to the "small" large pizzas that now exist.
I JUST measured one of the pizza boxes and they are 15-1/2" square.
The pizza then is about 15" or just a bit less, as this measurement was the outside of the box.
Most places now around here where I am in Canada do not even have an EXTRA large... it seems many places
are just phasing them out.
Now, here's another thing... way back in the 70s and 80s when I lived in Montreal, ALL pizza joints had a huge pizza you could order.... you would call and just ask for a "JUMBO" all dressed. This pizza was HUGE ! , now I know 20 something years ago I was a lad, and things looked larger, but I have vivid memories of these pizzas they used to order for us at school. One slice from that JUMBO pizza was absolutely mind boggling. They just don't do that anymore. I have never seen a JUMBO sized pizza anywhere in the last 15 years or more.... and that's pretty damn sad.
By the way, the total cost for our pizzas ? ... $39.60 ! ok that included 24 chicken wings and a 2 liter of Pepsi ( 2 quart )
but I find it expensive. Perhaps I'm just getting old.