Last of the Big 3: Domino's
The crust might be the best so far. It has some type of small seeds at the bottom and a thin crispy shell. The insides were nice and soft. Slice support was great. The crust edges were the thinnest ones so far, barely smaller than the Pizza Hut ones. What was surprising was that the crust edges were actually pretty tasty. I would actually eat them as breadsticks. I kept trying to figure out what made this crust different and then I found it: it was undercooked. There was a thin layer of uncooked dough that I thought was cheese until I disassembled a slice. I'm not complaining. This seems to work pretty well.
The cheese was more oily than the Pizza Hut but less than Papa John's. The paper towel test comes up with something that could be a handprint, but it would be a very eroded handprint. Coverage as good, with only minor sauce exposure near the crust edges. No signs of melted shreds. The ham was on top of the cheese with minor toasting on the edges.
The taste test went very well. It was not as light on the sauce as I remember. The ham was a nothing to get excited about, but it wasn't bad. The cheese was not stringy at all. The crispy layer in the crust was great along with the chewiness of the uncooked layer. I don't know if the seeds count as crust enhancement. What I had in mind as crust enhancement were like sauces, stuffed crusts, flavored crusts, and the like. I think the seeds are there to keep the pizza from sticking to the oven, but they seem to work well on the tastebuds also.
I was pleased with the Domino's offering, specially after the disappointment with Pizza Hut. I guess under the competition pressure Domino's has really stepped up their quality. They have a lot of promotion offers for getting large quantities of pizza so I suspect they're still the choice for large group pizza gorgement. Given this experience I would have to say it's a good choice. Next up will be the first of the wild card entrants: Hungry Howie's.