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.
We’re throwin’ it back with this photo…Lou might have been best-known for his delicious deep dish pizza, but he knew how to cook a mean Thanksgiving turkey, too!
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Each year, our employees complete a survey about their experience working for Lou Malnati’s. Their responses have earned us a spot on the list year after year, but much more importantly, our employees are the ones who make Lou Malnati’s a special place to work.
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: