Pizza baked on a screen?

Last night I picked up 2 small pizzas from a local place on my way home. The boxes looked awfully large so I asked the cashier to make sure we had gotten the smalls I ordered. He said yes, they were in large boxes because the screens they were baked on are too large to slide the pizza into a small box. I've been to this place a number of times and I know I've seen their pizzas in pans (I like in New England where the Greek style crust is king) -- although I can't honestly say if the pizzas in pans are raw or cooked. I'm guessing they start in a pan then move to the screen. The bottom of the crust had a little diamond shaped grid on it, which I've never noticed before. So, what purpose does the screen serve?


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