Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, based in Northbrook, IL, announced that it will officially make Tempe home to its eighth location in the Phoenix area.  The famous deep dish pizzeria is slated to open its newest location in late fall 2022, currently under construction, at 27 South McClintock Drive in Tempe, AZ.  The new space is located in Tempe Marketplace in a free standing retail building, adjacent to Barrio Queen and The Keg Steakhouse, near the corner of South McClintock Drive and East Rio Salado Pkwy.  It’s located along the Salt River near the interchange of Loop 101 and 202 in the heart of the Valley.

Lou Malnati’s opened its first outpost in Phoenix in 2016, followed by locations in Arcadia, Scottsdale, Glendale, Mesa, Gilbert, and most recently in Chandler in April 2022.  The 4,900 square foot space will be a full service restaurant featuring a great dining room, bar and outdoor patio.  While the menu is highlighted by the legendary deep dish pizza, it also offers thin crust along with signature appetizers, salads, pastas and delicious desserts.  The new store will offer dine-in, carryout, curbside pick-up, no-contact delivery, and drop off catering services for hungry fans in the Tempe area.

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The company will hire approximately 110 local employees and is looking to fill various positions including bartenders, servers, delivery drivers, kitchen crew and team members.  The managers are currently hiring and holding interviews for potential candidates via phone or Zoom.  In addition, the store has scheduled hiring events on the following dates:

• Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• Location:  1900 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

The interview site is located a few minutes away from the actual store site, during construction.  Also, Lou Malnati’s will give a bonus for stopping by on October 19: complete an interview and receive a free personal pizza coupon.  To schedule, applicants can apply online through the company website and Indeed.  Walk in interviews are welcomed.  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 online at www.loumalnatis.com/careers or by texting “Lous” to 242424.

Lou Malnati’s is a family-owned company that is rapidly growing and expanding.  The pizzeria is looking for team players with a strong work ethic and provides paid training, free employee meals, benefits and a fun work environment.  The brand was recognized as one of Chicago Tribune’s Top 100 Places to Work for the twelfth year in a row and was voted as a 2022 National Top Workplace.

The Malnati family has become famous for their original deep dish pizza recipe, top-notch quality and hospitality since opening in 1971.  The organization looks forward to opening a new location in the greater Phoenix area and expanding its footprint in Arizona.  The iconic pizzeria wants to provide a taste of Chicago to Windy City transplants and local natives in the Valley.  “Since our first location opened in Arizona, we’ve been welcomed with open arms and appreciate our amazing fans,” said owner, Marc Malnati.  “Our team is excited to expand in the Valley and open a new full service restaurant in the Tempe area.  We’re thrilled to bring our legendary deep dish pizza to Tempe Marketplace and become immersed in the vibrant and thriving community,” Marc Malnati said.  “We’re committed to providing jobs at our restaurants while supporting the local communities we serve.  We’re humbled by the loyal customers who love our food, family and hospitality,” Malnati added.

In addition to serving up their famous deep dish, the company believes in becoming ingrained in the local communities they serve.  The pizzeria is known for giving back and supports local charities and schools through fundraisers, sponsorships and volunteer involvement.  The Malnati tradition of generosity will continue through youth incentive programs, generous donation programs, and working with local organizations in Tempe, Arizona State University and the surrounding communities.