You might try just lowering the thickness factor and see if that gets you closer to the results you are looking for. That might also correct the breadiness problem you mentioned by creating a smaller rim when forming the skin. If you think that you have been using too much salt, then that can also be reduced. For now, I think I would leave the oil quantity alone. That is something that can be addressed later if need be.
In some respects, you may be chasing a moving target because of the lack of uniformity and consistency of the Mack's pizzas. So, it is perhaps better to capture in your own mind what characteristics of the Mack's pizzas you want and strive to achieve them as best your can. Otherwise, you will be chasing your tail all the time. It's too bad that you can't just buy a dough ball. That would tell us a lot.
Thanks for telling me to just lower the TF for my next attempt. I have no idea of how hot the oven was running when my daughter purchased me those slices, but they sure were different than what I had before. The sauce and cheese taste were there, but the crust wasn’t. I picked those two slices apart really well. I really like the salt amount in your formulation, so I don’t think I would change that.
I know I might be chasing a moving target, because the last two slices I had were sure different than what I had at Mack’s before. My daughter told me she asked for two slices to bring home. The man that waited on her just put the two slices on paper plates. She then asked for a box. She said the man just shoved the two slices in the box, That is how part of the cheese and sauce came off part of the one slice at the edge.
I would like to move closer to a real Mack’s pizza, but think the sauce and cheese are the most important issues right now. I would be satisfied if my crust ended up tasting better than a real Mack’s pizza.
I know being able to have a real Mack’s dough ball could tell us a lot. I might be going to Wildwood in September if everything works out. I don’t think Mack’s will sell a dough ball though. I tried purchasing one before.