End of the road: Little Caesar's and the rankings
The cheese was very white. All the others were slightly more orange. It was fairly oily, per the paper towel test, but still less than Papa John's. There were no signs of melted shreds, though it was off center. The ham was on top of the cheese and slightly toasted on the edges.
The crust was nothing to get excited about. It was fairly weak, deflecting not quite 90 degrees. It did have some type of seed on the bottom like Domino's, but they were larger and less in number. There was very little toasting on the bottom. The crust edges were fairly tasteless but of good consistency. They would go well with a sauce, but on their own they're pretty bland.
The taste test wasn't bad, but after the train wreck from Hungry Howie's shoe leather would have tasted good. It's about the same as some of the mid grade pizzas you can get at the supermarket. There was little that would be noticed particularly as far as individual flavors. It was a bunch of cheese with some bread and a little sauce. I think a spicier sauce would make it better, but overall there's really nothing to get excited about.
I really don't know what to say about the Little Caesar's offering. It wasn't bad but it wasn't good either. They do have the Crazy Sauce which I remember as pretty good though I did not get any of it this time. I'd eat it, but I'd rather spend the money on something else.
Okay, so let's count it down top 40 style.
Worst, no surprise here, is Hungry Howie's. Seriously who do I talk to about getting their licenses revoked. I've seen wars start over less.
Fourth place goes to Little Caesar's. Again, they're not bad, but my money is better spent elsewhere.
Third place to Pizza Hut. I'm still disappointed, but definitely better than Little Caesar's.
Second place to Papa John's. It pains me to do it, but grading by the standard crust variety they're not the best.
And the grand prize winner is Domino's. I guess I'll have to change my shopping pattern. The Papa John's ham was better, but overall Domino's standard crust wins over all others. If I could get them to to put the ham under the cheese they might be undefeatable in the national chain category.