As a Kid I worked in a couple of Chicago Pizza parlors, Including Jakes, Chicago Pizza authority (ugh!) and the best was Romance Pizza on River rd. and Euclid in Mt Prospect.
These days I wish to god that I'd paid more attention!
Romance made their mark with their stuffed pizza. it was Heaven on a plate!
What I do remember is the time told to the customers when ordering was 45 min.
As I recall, Regular thin crust dough was used, the bottom of the pan was oiled, and the bottom crust was pressed into the pan and the edges left to hang over. I don't think that they docked it.
Next the Cheese and Sausage were place in the pan, and covered with another piece of dough.
The edges were then trimmed and rolled to make an edge. 2-3 slits were made in the top.
They then baked the pizza until the top was well browned.
Next the pizza was removed, sauced, and the Romano (i think) and oregano ( i think )was added and baked again for a few more minutes.
when the pizza came out, It rested for a couple minutes, and then it was cut in half, and sort of stood up with one side out of the pan so the grease from the cheese could drain.
Cut, Boxed, put into my MG midget and delivered to your house or apartment.
Mr & Mrs. Cirincione were great to work for, and we all got to eat the ones that didn't get picked up!