I heard back from Casey's today. For the record, here are the question and answer relative to the Casey's Nutritional Information for the Medium size pizza:
My Question: I was at your website studying your Nutrition Information on your pizzas. The nutrition information is given there for a single slice of a Medium pizza. Can you please tell me how many slices are in a medium pizza for purposes of the Nutrition Information so that I can calculate the data for a full Medium pizza? Thank you.
Casey's Answer: The nutritional information for our large pizzas is correct as they are cut into 12 slices. The pizzas that are placed in the warmer are cut into 6 pieces and that information is listed under the authorized pizzas. If you are needing the nutritional information for these as a whole pie, the amount would be ½ per slice.
I should mention here that at the time I sent my email to Casey's the only Nutritional Information that I was aware of was the pdf document I found at the Casey's website, at http://www.caseys.com/sites/default/files/CaseysNutritionalInfo_20130313.pdf
. It wasn't until the Casey response mentioned the large pizzas that I started to poke around the Casey's website and found that there was other Nutritional Information embedded in pieces in their menu.
Based on the Casey response, I interpret that response to say that that Casey's normally cuts their large pizzas into 12 slices but that the pizzas that are to be sold as slices and that are put in the warmer are cut into 6 slices. And the Nutritional Information for a full pizza cut into 12 slices would be 1/2 the Nutritional Information embedded in the menu times 12. Is that your understanding?
I may follow up on the Medium size pizza even though I don't think we really need the data for that size. For now, I think we should focus on the large (14") size. We believe we know the dough ball weight for that size (18 ounces), and we can rely on the Nutritional Information for that size to move the ball down the field. However, one of the things I noticed in the pdf document is that the Cholesterol information is the same for a slice of the Cheese pizza and a slice of a Pepperoni pizza. The only way that can happen is if the amount of cheese put on a pepperoni pizza is less than is put on a cheese pizza of the same size. That is a common practice. But if that is the case, I would imagine that the same practice is used for a large pizza. FYI, an ounce of pepperoni slices typically comprises 15-16 slices. I couldn't quite tell how many slices of pepperoni were put on the pepperoni pizza you showed in a recent post, but it looked like 31-32 slices. As a comparison, the $10 pepperoni pizza shown on the Casey's website has 33 slices by my reckoning. I would guess around 2-3 ounces worth. If you end up with a connection at Casey's, you might ask the brand of the pepperoni they use. It will be a foodservice product.