Hi all. I'm new here, but I too am looking for that perfect thin AND crispy pizza. While Pizza Hut used to have great thin pizzas in the 1970's, they are now IMO, terrible. I hate that place!
So, I have been trying to make thin and crispy pizzas for awhile now.
I've tried prebaking. That helps somewhat. I have a stone; that definitely helps. I think Pizza Hut uses a screen pan - I'm ordering one to experiment.
My guess is that you don't want to use high-gluten flour or much if any yeast, either. I've tried using Crisco shortening in place of oil. I will try using butter to see how that works.
Side note: using a dough dressing can add a new flavor to your pie. I found this in a book: take some olive oil and crushed garlic and a little sugar and mix in a bowl. Brush it on the crust right before you add the rest of the ingredients and be sure and brush the outer crust with it too.