It also tastes horrible coming out of a microwave. Do not microwave this pizza. With one weirdly notable exception, it ruined every single piece of pizza I ate for this story. It turns most cheese into gum. But hold on, things are about to get better. Coming out of a pan, this tastes good! The crust is crispy. The cheese is hot and delicious. But there's a better way if you have a toaster oven. And you should -- it's completely worth the investment.
Something great happens to Pizza Hut when it's toasted 24 hours after you buy it. Its pies are a little thicker than your average pizza chain, and that works to its advantage as the sauce and cheese taste 100x better on the thick crust from when I ate it hot the night before.
Pizza Hut is one of those pies that improves with age, like a fine wine, or a Susan Sarandon. It's not my favorite chain pizza, but slide a slice in a toaster oven a day after buying it, and you're in for a revelation at dinner. Or if we're not kidding ourselves, breakfast.