Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, based in Northbrook, IL, announced that it will officially make Chandler home to its seventh location in the Phoenix area.  The famous deep dish pizzeria is slated to open its newest location in Spring 2022, currently under construction, at 2815 S. Alma School Rd. in Chandler, AZ.  The new space is located in Las Tiendas Village in a multi-tenant retail building, adjacent to Sprouts Farmer’s Market and Home Goods, at the Northeast corner of Alma School Road and Queen Creek Road in the Southeast Valley.

Lou Malnati’s opened its first restaurant in Phoenix in 2016, followed by locations in Arcadia, Scottsdale, Glendale, and most recently in Mesa in August 2021 and Gilbert in December 2021.  The 1,900 square foot space will not include a dining room, but will offer carryout and delivery.  While the menu is highlighted by the legendary deep dish pizza, it also offers thin crust along with delicious appetizers, salads, pastas and desserts.  The new store will offer easy curbside pick-up, no-contact delivery, and drop off catering services for hungry fans in the Chandler area.

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The company will hire approximately 50 local employees and is looking to fill various positions including delivery drivers, kitchen crew and phone staff.  The store plans to hold a hiring event in the coming weeks and is currently hiring and holding interviews via phone or zoom.  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 eleventh year in a row and was voted as a 2021 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 company is still owned and operated by second generation family members as Lou Malnati’s son, Marc Malnati, proudly carries on the family tradition and honors their legacy.  Celebrating its 50th anniversary in business, Lou Malnati’s currently operates over 70 locations in the Chicagoland area, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Phoenix.

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 the Windy City transplants and local residents in the Southeast Valley.  “Since our first location opened in Arizona, we’ve been welcomed with open arms and are so grateful to our loyal fan base,” said Marc Malnati.  “Our team is excited to expand in the Valley and make a home in the city of Chandler.  We’re thrilled to bring our authentic Chicago-style deep dish pizza to the Chandler neighborhood and become immersed in the vibrant, diverse and thriving community,” Marc Malnati said.  “We’re committed to providing jobs at our restaurants while supporting the local communities we serve.  We’re thankful for the overwhelmingly positive response of 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.  Their tradition of generosity will continue through youth incentive programs, generous donation programs, and working with local organizations in Chandler and the surrounding communities.