try the chicken fried steak at the Cafe in Leonardtown.I don't have anything against chains. They are what they are.
I can say I am partial to red Robin for onion rings and fried jalapeños, if I don't feel like making a steak outback has an ok sirloin I like and i'm going to cracker barrel for breakfast a couple of times.
I just don't go expecting anything spectacular.
I think that's the problem with most pizza places, they are chains, and as a chain, they are more "efficient" and "consistent" in how they serve food
But that often leads to scarifying the experience of the person dining, they get unhealthy food. Let's be honest, chains tend to serve larger portions, maybe of lower quality, but larger portions.
When I buy tomato sauce in the store I read the ingredients. I could make it at home, if I did, I might use a pinch of sugar because that's how I learned to cut the acid of the tomatoes. But it's not high on the list. I'd use olive oil. I certainly would not use peanut or vegetable oil, nor would I use high fructose corn sweetener. Making it at home you are going to get the best tomatoes you can. Manufactured sauce will swap higher quality tomatoes and olive oil out for added sweeteners and spices (salt) to make up for the lack of tomato flavor.
Restaurants do the same thing.