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:
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.
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…
What was the total? Upwards of $280,000!
These much needed funds will be donated to cancer research and treatment programs at the Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute, Lurie Children’s Hospital, and Gilda’s Club. We are proud to continue to support these organizations!
The Cancer Research Benefit took place on Saturday, September 17, 2016 and guests embraced the theme of the event by donning Hawaiian shirts and hula skirts for a “Lou’au.” We also held our first ever online auction after the event, raising even more money for the cause.
Thank you again to all of the supporters of the 46th Annual Lou Malnati’s Cancer Research Benefit…we’ll see you next year!