First, on the John Williams “Radiothon,” Tastes of Chicago gift cards were given away to generous donors to help raise funds for the Salvation Army. In just 2 hours, nearly $70,000 dollars were raised!
A late night, but a ton of fun with a great cheese pull!
The students spent time filming and learning the process that goes into making our legendary deep dish. Special thanks for our Northbrook store for showing some deep-dish eaters how to be deep-dish makers (and eaters)!
Our annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive allows us to give back to the communities we serve and creates a great opportunity for our team to get together before the busy holiday season. We also do this year after year because…kindness rocks!
Check out this video from our basket drive!
Thank you to everyone who came to support this effort. Because of all of you, we were able to positively impact 1,650 families this holiday season. Amazing!
With our newest location in the Wrigley Building we were honored when Marc and Jeanne were given the opportunity to flip the switch and kick off the holiday season. Before Marc took the stage, there was musical entertainment playing all of the classic holiday songs. Other businesses within the Wrigley Building came out to pass out free swag, and of course Ghirardelli was on hand with hot chocolate. Lou’s served over 300 slices to hungry guests passing by and they were delighted to be enjoying some deep dish straight from the oven on a cold Chicago day. The Chicago Fire Mascot was in attendance hyping the crowd up for Marc’s big moment!
Check out this video from the ceremony and be sure to stop by our newest location at 410 Michigan Avenue!
A Chicago classic, located in a Chicago classic; the Wrigley Building. Eater Magazine named it as a restaurant opening to check out! We’d love to see you for lunch or dinner in our new space and don’t forget to check out our retail shop! Open for carry out, delivery, or dine-in.
Lou’s was happy to play a small part in fueling some of the runners! On October 12th our South Loop, West Loop, and Lawndale stores served the 1,100 members of the World Vision running team a great pasta dinner! On race day, three of our stores cranked about nearly 4,000 slices of pizza!
On October 17th, Lou’s celebrated at the Grayslake Park District Pumpkin Fest! Our team dished out over 300 slices of pizza, while participants played festival games in their best Halloween costume! A few days later on the 19th, Lou Malnati’s joined the Glenview library for Glencon 2019! We served pizza while participants celebrated all things pop culture.
On the 17th, we joined Bill and Wendy from WGN in Barrington for TreeTime, the annual tree trade-in! Lou Malnati’s handed out over 150 slices of pizza to loyal listeners.
Our Lou’s staff put on their finest formal wear in September to serve up some slices. On September 26, Lou’s and other Chicago restaurants gathered for the 63rd Annual Gold Coast Fashion Show! Lou’s joined other local staples and dished out over 300 slices of pizza. Proceeds from the gala benefited Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago!
A couple nights later, enjoying a Night at the Museum, our Lou’s staff served some slices to over 400 young professionals in the Chicago area at the Evolve 2019 Field Museum Gala on September 28!
Little City is a Chicago non-profit that provides services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We served out 150 slices to a very hungry and very happy crowd!
The 3rd annual Chicago Pizza Summit was hosted at the Theater on the Lake, all styles of pizza were represented, including deep dish! Lou’s served out over 1,000 slices of pizza – that’s a lot of sauce!
Lou’s has gotten to fuel some of the best player and teams this season. On October 4, our Lou’s crew served up a big catering dinner for the New Trier staff and their families before the big homecoming football game!
The celebration started with a lunch for first responders and members of the military thanking them for their service and remembering those lost on 9/11. They were so appreciative and loved having Lou’s as a special treat. Later that day they offered free wine tastings and a prize wheel for guests to win some Lou’s swag. The celebration also included tours of fire and air force trucks and a meet and greet with a Police K-9 unit.
Congratulations to our Scottsdale team for a successful event, we wish you a very happy 1st anniversary!