You would lose that bet.
I owned an independent pizza restaurant when I was in my early 30s.
It's the Indian, not the arrow, as long as you use quality ingredients.
I still make my own pizza dough, though we don't eat as much bread as we used to.
If that was in California, I believe you. Because no one west of the Mississippi knows what good pizza tastes like.
Having lived on the left coast for 20 years I can testify to that.
The chain California Pizza Kitchen is an exercise in contradiction.
I think I mentioned that I once killed a man for putting pineapple and Spam slices on what he called Hawaiian pizza. I didn't want to do it but it had to be done.
Then there's that drek hippie west-coasters call "white pizza". Goat cheese, arugula and broccoli on a large pita is not pizza. Maybe that tastes OK, but it's weird granola-head nonsense. It's a salad on bread. Not pizza.
I like Indian food. You don't see Indian restaurants slapping whatever shit they have in the kitchen on naan and calling it pizza.
Since I'm on a pizza roll (which is also not pizza)... Does anyone know who eats Chicago deep dish pizza? Answer : Tourists and visiting business people who think it's a tradition. It's not Italian or even Italian-American. It's marketing bullshit two enterprising restauranteurs dreamed up in the 70's. Locals don't eat deep dish pizza. Never did.
Finally, when food giant Stouffers claims there really is a good frozen pizza, they are lying.