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Today is National Pizza Day, and what’s a better way to celebrate the day than with pizza from the legendary Chicago-style Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria?

A fan favorite is the Deep Dish Malnati Chicago Classic made with Lou’s lean sausage, some extra mozzarella cheese, and vine-ripened tomato sauce on Buttercrust. 

Another favorite is the Deep Dish “Lou” made with spinach mix, mushrooms, sliced roma tomatoes covered with a blend of mozzarella, romano and cheddar cheese on garlic Buttercrust.  It’s the best vegetarian pizza and so good that they gave it Lou’s name. 

In addition to the original Chicago-style deep dish, Lou’s menu includes delicious thin crust, “crustless,” gluten-free and heart-shaped options. 

“Crustless” pizza is perfect for those on a gluten-free or low-carb diet, the “Crustless” pizza is made with Lou’s lean sausage as the base, and then topped with mozzarella cheese and vine-ripened tomato sauce. 

Gluten-Free is a delicious alternative to the famous Buttercrust, but without the gluten and handmade from scratch with the same signature care and topped with the same high-quality ingredients. 

Heart-shaped pizzas are the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day (or Super Bowl) 

Half-baked and frozen pizzas are available for guests to take home at their convenience and cook in the oven or on the grill. 

Lou Malnati’s also ships their famous frozen pizzas nationwide and you can order online through

Fun Statistic: Americans share a love for pizza unlike any other. According to reports, around 350 slices of pizza are eaten in the U.S. every second, putting the number at 21,000 slices per minute {source here

Lou Malnati’s is considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, but they also have three central Indiana locations.

This includes Broad Ripple, Carmel and the W. 86th St. locations.

The Broad Ripple location is their first full-service restaurant and bar in Indy with dine-in, carryout and delivery service. It includes a dining room, full-service bar and outdoor patio with generous seating. It also features a separate entry for carryout with ample parking. The restaurant also offers easy curbside pick-up, no-contact delivery, and drop-off catering services for hungry fans in the Broad Ripple area. 

Lou Malnati’s was started back in 1971 by Lou Malnati. The family-owned company is famous for deep dish pizza and staying true to the original Chicago-style pizza recipe.  

The Malnati’s signature deep dish is made from a secret family recipe that has been handed down through four generations.   

Lou Malnati’s menu is highlighted by the legendary deep-dish pizza. It also offers thin crust pizza along with delicious appetizers, salads, pastas and desserts.  

Malnati company has several local ties to Indiana, including Indiana University graduate, Marc Malnati (owner). 

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Today’s Tasty Takeout is a Chicago favorite that’s made its way to Indy, Lou Malnati’s Pizza!

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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria is looking to hire approximately 140 Central-Indiana employees over the next few weeks as it prepares to expand its Indy operations with a new Broad Ripple dine-in location, currently under construction at 6320 Ferguson Street. Marc Malnati, chairman of Lou Malnati’s Pizzerias, joined us today to share the job opportunities their new restaurant is brining to the Indy area.

The Chicago-style pizza icon is seeking to fill a range of roles, such as bartenders, bussers, cashiers, delivery drivers, dishwashers, hosts, kitchen crew, phone staff and servers. The company is having an open interview event at its Broad Ripple location Thursday, 9/9 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Interested applicants are asked to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and a resume, if applicable. Also, qualified candidates may apply onlin at or by texting “Lous” to 242424.

The new-hire employees will help operate a 5,600 square foot, full-service Lou Malnati’s restaurant and bar in the heart of Broad Ripple with dine-in, carryout and delivery service. This will be Lou Malnati’s first dine-in and bar location in Indianapolis, and will be located adjacent to Fresh Thyme Market at the northwest corner of Ferguson Street and E 63rd Place. 

“We feel fortunate to be expanding during these unprecedented times, and we’re committed to creating jobs via our restaurants and serving our local community with Hoosier hospitality,” said Marc Malnati, owner and Indiana University alum. “We’re looking for team players with a strong work ethic, committed to personal and professional growth, and who want to help us make and serve the best deep-dish pizza in all of Indy.”

The pizzeria icon looks forward to supporting local events in the Broad Ripple neighborhood, including the Broad Ripple Duck Race on Sunday, August 29.  

Based in Northbrook Illinois, Lou Malnati’s is a family-owned company that is rapidly growing and was recognized as one of Chicago Tribune’s Top 100 Places to Work for the eleventh year in a row and was voted as a Top National Workplace. The Malnati family has become famous for their original recipe, top-notch quality and hospitality since opening in 1971. Currently, the business is headed by Marc Malnati, Lou Malnati’s son, and he proudly carries on the family tradition. 

About Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria is a family-owned company famous for deep dish pizza and staying true to the original Chicago-style pizza recipe. The company stresses consistency in quality, service, and food, offered in a unique environment by a staff that is committed to one another, the customer, and the community. Lou Malnati’s is passionate about pizza, people and proud to support the local communities they serve one deep dish at a time. There are over 60 locations in the Chicagoland area, Arizona, Indiana and Wisconsin. A member of the Malnati family has been running the business since it started in 1971. The Malnati’s signature deep dish is made from a secret family recipe that has been handed down through four generations. The Passion Runs Deep.

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