I guess that is why there are no chains or low priced restaurants in California. Mr. Maher needs to get his fact checkers to actually look at real estate prices before he speaks!
Tony, I just recently got back from a visit to California.
Believe me, I would NOT want to live there, but NOT because of the real estate prices (although I NEVER saw a one-bedroom apartment in California sell for over a million dollars), but for OTHER reasons.
We found LOTS of food chains and "low-priced restaurants" there.
In fact, having spent time in the states of Washington, Oregon, AND California, we found the restaurants in California to be the MOST reasonable of the three.
However, if you're talking "pizza" chains and/or restaurants, I didn't really notice because we weren't looking for one.
Whatever, we're "off-topic", but I simply reiterate that when one is in LOVE with one's local food, then one cannot expect the rest of the country to accommodate their specific tastes, and should NOT be critical of their newly adopted state for failing to please their culinary habits.