On Thursday, February 13th, we were downtown at the Drake Hotel for the NBA Sneaker Ball. During the cocktail hour, Lou’s served up over 200 slices to attendees and NBA associates. It was a great night celebrating with athletes, including Will Perdue, Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks and many others. Special thanks to our team for attending the event!
On Saturday, February 15th, Lou’s was at the Morton Grove Civic Center serving slices at their Cold Brews Fest. Lou’s provided a delicious snack for participants as they tasted some of the local Chicago-area breweries. It was a great way to connect with some of the local community and meet a few brewers including our Sam Adams friends! Thanks to the Park District for having us and to our team for serving some deep dish!
On Wednesday, February 19th Lou’s was on hand passing out slices to over 400 whiskey aficionados. With over 20 distillers and brewers on deck, guests were happy to see they could get a bite of Lou’s in between beer and whiskey tastings!
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!
In Broadview, over 250 slices were sampled out with large crowds gathering around the Lou’s booth.
The organizers from the Schererville Police Department said that Lou’s booth lines were the longest they had ever seen! It was a great opportunity for us to let local residents know that we are now open and that we are proud to be a part of the Schererville community. Highlights of the event included Lou’s debuting their beautiful new pop-up tents and a helicopter landing in the middle of the park.
Lou’s was able to sample out over 500 slices of pizza to the entire Stevenson faculty. Teachers and administrative staff were super grateful to have Lou’s on hand and were looking forward to participate in our fundraiser programmers as well as ordering catering from us throughout the school year.
As a partner in our Summer Reading Programs, Lou’s was happy to make the donation and feed 50 members of the local library. We were told that the pizza was a “huge hit” among all and they look forward to working with us on next year’s summer reading program.
The event is a concert series in Addison Village with thousands of spectators. Lou’s sold over 500 slices of pizza and brought great awareness to the Addison location, which was directly across the street from the concert! A special thanks to Ryan and the Addison team for doing a great job!
With a live band, face painting and balloon making activities, Lou’s was on hand to sample out nearly 300 slices of pizza to local residents of Oak Park. A big thanks is in order to Jaromie and the entire Oak Park staff for providing assistance during the event.
We sampled out over 250 slices of pizza to residents and helped introduce our restaurant to many new residents who have moved in from out of town. Other local restaurants and vendors on hand included Portillo’s, Cactus Bar and Grill, Xsport Fitness, and BLVD Restaurant.
Motorcyclists journeyed over 50 miles and ended up at Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Stadium where they could purchase food from other vendors and get a free sample slice of Lou’s! The riders loved the pizza and were super appreciative of Lou’s participating. A big thank you to Linda and the Schaumburg team for supplying help and cranking out 90 pizzas.
The lively city of Chicago has endless activities, historic buildings, spirited sports, delicious food and so much more! Hop on a Big Bus Tour and capture the iconic sights of Chicago including places such as the John Hancock building, the Adler Planetarium and more! After site seeing, stop at Garrett Popcorn Shops for a snack to tie over your appetite. Make sure to get the Garrett Mix to bask in the full Chicago experience.
Next, head over to beautiful Millennium Park to relax or even break a sweat! Every Tuesday and Thursday, through August 31st you can partake in a free morning work out on Millennium Park’s Great Lawn. Don’t forget to stop by “The Bean” before you leave the park! Next, take a stroll down Chicago’s Riverwalk for some unforgettable sights or jump on a boat to take a Wendella Architecture Boat Tour.
Fun fact: did you know that the Chicago River is the only river in the world that flows backwards? After working up an appetite all day you will be ready to feast on some classic Chicago food. What better way to do this than stopping at one of our 11 Lou Malnati’s locations in the city!
Whether this is your first visit to Lou’s or your hundredth, we promise you will leave our restaurants with big smiles and full bellies.
This past Thursday, our team was out in the South Loop for the First Annual Jones College Prep Pizza Wars Fundraiser. Lou’s was a crowd favorite as we took home 1st place for “Best Pizza,” defeating Father and Son Pizza and Pie Eyed Pizza!
With the warm weather finally here, we also found our way outdoors this weekend at the 50th Annual Hegewisch Babe Ruth Baseball league tournament. Lou’s sampled to over 200 participants and many who currently go to our Midway restaurant were sharing in the excitement and anticipation of our Schererville opening later this summer.
Also, on Saturday, Lou’s was on hand at Lincolnwood Library for their Summer Reading Kickoff Party. Due to weather, the event had to be moved indoors but Lou’s continued in the fun and handed out over 250 slices to local Lincolnwood residents!
And finally, on Sunday, we marched their way over to Soldier Field for the Best Buddies Friendship Walk. With over 1000 people in attendance, Lou’s was a huge hit as we sampled out over 500 slices of pizza and the lines wrapped around the entire park! The entire Best Buddies program was super grateful for Lou’s being out there. There was a special guest DJ appearance from local superstar Chicago DJ’s Milk N Cooks who shared how much they love our pizza! A big thank you is in order to Peter, Philip and the rest of the South Loop staff for helping to make this event a success!