In 1995, Lou Malnati’s Lawndale opened with the goal of helping to rejuvenate the neighborhood and serve the residents of Lawndale delicious pizza, of course! We promised to give any profits from the store back to the community to benefit children’s educational and recreational programs. In 2011, the Lawndale restaurant turned its first profit, and as promised, the money was donated back to the community.
We hired local and we partnered with the Lawndale Community Church to create a job-training program for residents of the church’s recovery program, Hope House, to get them back in the working world. We hoped to be a gathering place for the neighborhood. A place where milestones and celebrations could be had in an area where not many restaurants ventured. In 2011, the Lawndale restaurant turned its first profit, and as promised, the money was donated back to the community. Despite years falling short on profits, the strength and success of the project was found in the community. Those who have served within the Lawndale store will tell you their hearts were forever changed by the relationships forged within its walls. Lives were rebuilt and faith restored, by both employer and employees.
After 25 years in Lawndale, we remain resolute in our commitment to this community. We are reminded to expand our horizons and break down barriers which prevent us from relationships and experiences that will enrich our team and company for the better.
We love being a part of the Lawndale community, and we’re looking forward to many more years of giving back!
The new pizzeria is currently under construction at 18W080 22nd Street in Oakbrook Terrace, IL and will open for carryout and delivery only to start. Take a peek at ongoing construction in this video!
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We are proud to offer outdoor dining at select Lou Malnati’s locations:
Chicago Suburbs: Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Lakewood, Naperville, Schaumburg, and Tinley Park
City of Chicago: Gold Coast, Lincoln Square, West Loop, Lincoln Park, and River North.
Arizona: Phoenix and Scottsdale
The restaurant, located at 410 N Michigan Avenue, offers 200+ seats for dine-in, a full bar, carryout, delivery, and catering services. We are also excited to have our first ever retail space where Lou’s fans can purchase exclusive apparel and other items!
Lou Malnati’s Michigan Avenue will open at 4pm daily to start, and on Monday, October 21, official store hours will be:
Sunday – Thursday, 10:30am-11:00pm and 10:30am-Midnight on Friday and Saturday.
The pizzeria will be located at 8799 N Port Washington Road in the Riverpoint Village Shopping Center. The 2,000 square foot space does not include a dining room, but will offer carry-out, delivery, and drop off catering services for hungry fans.
Those hungry fans can expect the same delicious pizza and top-notch quality and hospitality Lou’s has been famous for since 1971.
In addition to serving up delicious deep dish pizza, we believe in becoming engrained in the communities we serve through community involvement and partnerships. We are excited to continue this tradition of generosity through fundraising and youth incentive programs to local schools, a generous donations program, and working with local charitable organizations.
Chief Operating Officer Jim D’Angelo, Interim President Heather Stege, District Manager Bill Sullivan, and General Manager Mick Milliken were joined by Glenview Chamber officials and ambassadors for the event.
We are proud to serve the Glenview community from our new location at 3120 Glenview Road, open Monday-Thursday at 4pm and Friday-Sunday at 11am, offering carryout, delivery, and catering services.