Ok Ok. So Pizza Hut isn't the greatest pie on earth, granted, but the pan pizza has long been a classic flavor and 'once in a while' nice 'retro' thing to indulge in. There have even been many threads on the board trying to recreate the magical buttery crust, etc.
So Friday I ordered one and had it delivered, 1st Pizza Hut in years. It arrived with a blond, undercooked, un-crispy, doughy crust. Meanwhile the top was cooked and melted fine!
I called and complained and asked ''Aren't your pies on conveyor belts, making it impossible to over or under cook?"
She replied: "Yes, and we've had a lot of complaints about this lately, you see we're using a new healthy oil, and we're trying to get the timing right".
I said: "What! Yes, that's your problem, the new oil is not getting hot enough and it alters cook times, but why would you do that anyway!? People know a pan pizza is not health food, but they DO want it to taste like your classic pan pizza."
She agreed, took my complaint to send on, and gave me credit for a free pizza. I'll never order said free pizza, not after the knowledge that the classic pan flavor is forever GONE! So ends the era, first they took the lasagna off the menu in the 80s, now this!
R.I.P. Pizza Hut