Looking for some answers regarding our fundraisers? Check out our FAQs below. If you still have questions, please contact [email protected]
Q: How do I know if I qualify for a fundraiser?
A: Lots of groups qualify for fundraisers at Lou’s! Youth groups, travel sports teams, school clubs, non-profits and more! We do not write checks to individuals. Please fill out an interest form or contact our fundraising department if you have any more questions at [email protected].
Q: How do I have a successful fundraiser?
A: Tell people about it! We encourage you to plan your fundraiser far enough in advance so you are able to share it with as many people as possible! We will provide you with a flyer that you can print out for people, but also feel free to send out an email blast, tweet it, add it to your Instagram, Facebook, and web pages! Make it a friendly competition to see who can recruit the most people to attend! If your organization has a calendar, add the details there!
Q: How does the Frozen Pizza coupon Fundraiser work?
A: Approved organizations purchase discounted FROZEN pizza coupons from Lou Malnati’s at price of $8 per coupon. Each coupon is good for one 9” frozen pizza (cheese, sausage, pepperoni, or spinach ONLY), to be picked up by the customer at any of our Lou Malnati’s locations. Members of your organization sell the coupons for up to $13, keeping the profit from each pizza sold. Payment to Lou Malnati’s is due before you receive the final coupon.
Q: How does payment work?
A: We recommend your group sells the coupon before ordering them from Lou Malnati’s. While your organization sells the coupons, they should be collecting payment. Any checks should be made out to your group. Once we have received your order, you’ll receive an invoice with details on your order, and where to send final payment made payable to Lou Malnati’s.
Q: Can the coupon be used toward a purchase or online order?
A: Coupons cannot be used toward other food items, online orders, or Tastes of Chicago.
Q: Is there a minimum required?
A: We require a minimum of 20 coupons but no maximum!
Q: How long does it take to get my coupons once I order them?
A: Coupons takes 1-2 weeks to create and print. Allow for enough time for your order to be processed.
Q: How long are the coupons good for?
A: Coupons are good for 6 months after they are sent to the organization. The expiration date is on the bottom of the coupon
Q: What if we order too many coupons?
A: We recommend groups sell the coupons first and then submit their final order, as we cannot refund any unsold or leftover coupons.
Q: Do you have any tips for selling the coupons?
A: We suggest making a list of family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc! We do not recommend selling door to door.
A: How do Giveback Nights work?
Q: Lou Malnati’s will donate up to 20% of your group’s sales (pre-tax/alcohol excluded) back to your organization on a mutually agreed upon date. Valid for dine in, carryout, and delivery orders. Customers must present a hard copy or digital version of your Lou Malnati’s Fundraising flyer at time of placing order. Please also review your receipt to ensure it is marked with “fundraiser” at the bottom. If you do not see this item on your receipt, please see a manager or email the receipt to [email protected]
Q: When can we hold a Giveback Night?
A: Giveback nights can be held on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday and are subject to availability. On your interest form, indicate 3 preferred dates, along with store location(s), we’ll select the date with the best availability. Giveback nights are not available Thursday – Sunday, nor on Halloween, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, the week of Thanksgiving and December 9th through January 3rd.
Q: How many locations can we hold our fundraiser at?
A: You can hold your fundraiser at one, two, or three different Lou Malnati’s locations, pending availability! Our Giveback nights include our sit-down AND carry out locations.
Q: How do we tell people about our Giveback Night?
A: Lou Malnati’s will provide your organization with a flyer detailing the fundraising information for you to distribute and post on your social media channels! We encourage you to email, text, tweet, or post the flyer to Facebook! We do not promote the fundraisers in store.
Q: What does the fundraising flyer look like?
A: The flyer includes your requested logo or image, location of Lou Malnati's, and your organizations contact information
Q: How many times can we do a Giveback Night?
A: Groups are able to do a Giveback Night 2 times a year
Q: Does this work for gift cards or catering?
A: At this time, catering and gift cards do not count toward giveback nights.
Q: Are online orders included?
A: We are excited to announce that we are now able to include orders placed via app or website! Each fundraiser will received a unique Promo code that will indicate that the order should be count toward your organization on the night of your Giveback event.
Q: How do I know if my online order was added to my organization's total?
A: Please enter your promo code while ordering and you will receive a small message that your order will count toward your group's total. It will NOT show 'FUNDRAISING' on the receipt, the same way in-person orders will show up. For now, fundraising codes will appear as a "discount" on your order's receipt.
Q: How long does it take to get the check?
A: The check will arrive about three to four weeks after we received the results from the giveback night
Q: Can you make the check out to an individual or personal bank account?
A: Unfortunately no. We have to make the check payable to a nonprofit organization.
Q: Is there a minimum for sales?
A: We do not have a minimum, but our store managers bring in extra staff to help accommodate Giveback nights, so please bring in some awesome people to dine with us!
Q: Can I bring a table or flyers into the restaurant to promote our fundraiser?
A: We do not allow organizations to hang posters in our restaurants and to allow for social distancing, we do not allow for tables.