NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City pizza lovers have named pepperoni their favorite topping.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the winner Tuesday, with a slice from Little Italy Pizza on Park Place.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Killed In Double Shooting On Lower East Side, Second Victim In Hospital
“In honor of the new king, I want to just take a bite here and I’ll tell you what it feels like,” he said. “Mmm ranked choice voting. I didn’t know it would be this delicious.”
By 10 a.m. Tuesday, pepperoni had 8,767 votes, or about 45%.READ MORE: CDC Issues New COVID-19 Guidance For Holiday Season
It was followed by:
- Sausage 3,040
- Pineapple 2,562
- Mushrooms 2,459
- Olives 914
- Green peppers 712
- Vegan cheese 574
- Clams 350
Watch: Ranked Choice Voting Explained
Once the ranked choice process was complete, pepperoni wound up with 12,952 votes, ahead of mushrooms at 5,721.
De Blasio’s top choices — green peppers and olives — were eliminated, along with his least favorites (pineapple and clams).
“Take that pineapple. You were an imposter from the beginning. The people of New York City saw through you,” he shouted.MORE NEWS: New Video Shows Woman With Red Gas Can Inside Store Before Fire At Brooklyn Yeshiva
Early Voting got underway Saturday in the June Primary, and Election Day is set for June 22. Click here for our primary guide.