Lou always thought it was funny that an Italian should open a pizzeria in a Jewish neighborhood on an Irish holiday, but we have to say, it really worked out well for him, didn’t it?!
Today, we’re celebrating our loyal customers that have kept us going strong for 46 years and our awesome team who crank out Chicago’s best deep dish pizza day after day, year after year.
Feel like taking a trip down Malnati Memory Lane? Check out the complete history of Lou Malnati’s here.
The following locations are open 2pm-10pm on Tuesday, February 14th:
Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Cary, Chicago – Bucktown/Wicker Park, Chicago – Old Irving, Elgin, Flossmoor, Geneva, Gurnee/Grayslake, Harwood Heights, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Mount Prospect, New Lenox, Northbrook, Oak Lawn, Palatine, Schaumburg – Barrington Road, Western Springs, and Wilmette.
Additionally, Lou Malnati’s Park Ridge is open 12pm-10pm and Lou Malnati’s Palos Heights is open 3pm-10pm.
To find a Lou Malnati’s location near you, check our locations map here.
Heart shaped pizzas will be available in all pizzerias starting Tuesday, February 7th through Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14th.
Pro tip: Avoid the Valentine’s Day rush by ordering your pizza par-baked, or just grab a frozen one from our freezer case. Finish your heart shaped pizza in your oven at home and it’s ready for your Valentine’s Day dinner when you are!
Share the love coast to coast…
Even if your valentine lives miles away, you can ship heart shaped pizzas right to their doorstep through Tastes of Chicago! Shop Now ›
Still need some convincing? Our heart shaped pizzas were called “The best chicago style pie by far” in CBS Chicago’s Best Restaurants In Chicago For Valentine’s Day 2017!
This award was given by the Oak Park Disability Access Commission, and Mark was nominated by counselors at Shiners Hospital because of his work with the kids from their Adaptive Sports Camp. In June, he did a pizza making demo with the campers…here at Lou’s, pizza making is most definitely a sport!
Fun fact: this pizza making demo was done with flashlights in the dark restaurant after the power went out due to a summer rainstorm. Mark was not about to miss the opportunity to teach the kids how to make a deep dish pizza just because of a power outage!
As a company, we truly value providing great hospitality, and Mark’s work is a shining example of hospitality at its finest. Way to go, Mark!
Lou Malnati’s President Mark Agnew, one of the fearless leaders of our company, was named in Crain’s 2016 40 Under 40, a list of Chicago’s “builders, thinkers and leaders who make us hopeful about our city’s future.”
Mark started his career with Lou Malnati’s as a teenager, packing frozen pizzas at our warehouse for nationwide shipping. Today, as President of the company, his responsibilities have grown, but even so…Mark still finds himself packing pizzas in the warehouse every December!
With regards to the recognition, Mark said:
It’s a great honor, but getting to do what I love every day and working with these people is even better. It’s not about me or any one person, it’s about how we work together to achieve success, which is something we’re collectively passionate about.