I'm sure by now everyone has seen this commercial where the diners at a real restaurant get served Pizza Hut's meals. They all say that it's the best food ever. So let me ask you this, aside from the obvious where the people don't see cameras and all order only what is on the Pizza Hut menu - if this is true. Does it day more about what Americans think is Italian food, or that our sense of taste is in the garbage?
I will say this. Some of the best Italian food I've ever had is from a local chain, and some of the worst was at "fancy" Italian places. I'm not saying Pizza Hut is the caliber of any mom and pop place, but haven't the mom and pop places changed their recipes to cater to "ignorant palettes?"