Thin-crust pizza may seem like a light snack. It can also make the diner feel that they are overeating, since they easily eat half a pizza on their own. A deep-dish pizza has a thick, sturdy dough. This means that it can contain a ton of ingredients and cheese, which is sure to leave you satisfied rather than hungry.
I totally agree when you said that the type of dough that is best depends on the person's preference and also on the type of pizza. Instead of the cardboard-like dough of its thinner counterpart, a deep-plate pizza has a golden, crispy but chewy and buttery crust that looks like good bread. Pizzas are generally drier and thick dough doesn't fall off or spill oil like thin ones. When it comes to dough, thicker is closer to what the dough on the first traditional pizzas looked like.
While many don't like the ultra-crispy crust that comes with a thin pizza, there's nothing to hate about deep-dish dough. On the other hand, if your diet plan includes “cheat days,” candy days, or simply enjoying less healthy options as part of your overall nutritional strategy, it's hard to feel more satisfied than eating thick crust pizza. I like that you talked about how most people like thick crust pizza in the Central States, while the ones on the edges are for thin crust. With the thicker dough and the depth of a pizza in a pan, the ingredients can be stacked, since they have to be baked much longer than a dough that cooks quickly.
It takes the main ingredients (dough, sauce and cheese) and turns them into a meal that some would say is no longer pizza, but a dish sent from heaven. An easy change to make is to eat thin-crust pizza, which has fewer calories than thick-crust pizza because it has a thinner crust. Leftover thin-crust pizza is a way to eat more of what you like, whether you eat it cold, reheated, or reinvented to create an entirely new meal. Thick-crust pizza has greater structural integrity thanks to its thickness, so it is capable of withstanding huge rivers of sauce, sticky layers of melted cheese and mountains of tasty ingredients piled on top.