Last week, we backed Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich in a wager with Cleveland’s Bishop Richard G. Lennon over the outcome of the World Series.
In the wager, Chicago’s Archbishop Cupich promised to feed more than 100 guests of the Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center in Cleveland with Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza and baked goods from Misericordia’s Hearts & Flour Bakery if the Indians came away with the victory.
Even after the BIG win, we’re still going to give guests at the Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center in Cleveland a taste of Chicago. Yesterday, Archbishop Cupich, Sister Rosemary from Misericordia, and Marc Malnati gathered at Lou Malanti’s Gold Coast to celebrate paying off the wager, even after the Cubs’ World Series victory. Watch a clip of the trio below!
For us, there’s no better way to celebrate this great victory than by giving back to those in need. We are proud to have been a part of this wager!
Guests of the Cosgrove Center in Cleveland enjoyed deep dish for lunch on Monday, November 21st! Check out the video posted by the Diocese of Cleveland:
Amidst the excitement of the Chicago Cubs’ celebratory World Series parade, Vincent from Antonio’s in Cleveland traveled to Chicago to pay up on his bet with Marc Malnati. And by pay up, we mean he got tomato sauce dumped on his head!
Of course, we had to capture this moment so it could live on in history. Check out the video below!
Shout out to Vincent from Antonio’s for being such a good sport, and an even BIGGER shout out to our very own Chicago Cubs for a great season. What a ride, what a team!
To put our money where our mouth is…or should we say, to put our deep dish where our mouth is, we’re challenging Cleveland pizzeria, Antonio’s to a friendly wager.
Check out Marc Malnati’s challenge to Antonio’s below!
We have a reply! Vincent from Antonio’s has accepted the wager…with a few modifications.
At Lou Malnati’s Flossmoor, we have been serving up deep dish pizza for a little over a week since our opening on October 12th, but Marc Malnati was officially welcomed back to the area at a formal ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Braun and Chamber of Commerce officials yesterday afternoon.
After the first Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in Flossmoor closed in 1978, this opening is especially sweet for the Malnati family, because this time, deep dish is here to stay!
If you haven’t stopped by our newest carrout yet, the ribbon has been cut and we are officially open for business! Lou Malnati’s Flossmoor is located at 3315 Vollmer Road in the Flossmoor Commons Centre, offering carryout, delivery (within zone), and catering.
It’s official! Earlier today, Rick Malnati was joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a ground breaking at the site of the next Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, located near Midway Airport at 6456 South Cicero Avenue!
Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, Alderman Marty Quinn, President of the Malnati Organization, Mark Agnew, and Director of Facilities, Sasha Milosavljevich were also on hand to celebrate the ground breaking. Malnati shared excitement about joining the growing Midway neighborhood:
“We are thrilled to be able to join the Midway neighborhood. A number of developments are breaking ground along Cicero Avenue, and we’re excited to see the neighborhood change for the better.”
Mayor Emanuel echoed this sentiment, saying, “This new pizzeria is a win for the Midway neighborhood.” After the speeches and ground breaking, the group also enjoyed a “first bite” of Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza.
Check out a few photos from the day below…