Originally Posted by brokencycle
Anyone who has a favorite national pizza chain should be banned from these fora. I love pizza, but I'd sooner go without than eat mediocre and subpar pizza.
Pizza hut pan pizza is legit (the other crusts less so). It's not the best pizza in the world, but it is available cheap and fast pretty much everywhere. It is way ahead of the other chains in quality...just don't try to fuck with it with weird sauce drizzles, crust flavorings, or mini hotdogs.
I can get all sorts of great pizzas delivered to me, but sometimes I just want dat pizza hut.
And FWIW, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt (the serious eats Pizza Lab guy, and staunch defender of Imo's) has a dough recipe that fairly closely approximates pizza hut pan crust...shit is fantastic.