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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

Considered the oldest family name in Chicago pizza, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria is a 50-year old family-owned company famous for its legendary deep dish pizza. What makes Lou Malnati’s great is more than just its pizza, it’s the culture, people & commitment to excellence that sets them apart. The company prides itself on operating under a relational business model, putting relationships & care for their team members, customers & vendors & the communities in which they do business as the core of the way they run their family business. Serving up pizzas in 4 states with over 60 locations, Lou Malnati’s was built on family values, work ethic & teamwork. Ingrained in their culture is a relentless pursuit of excellence, & an inspiration to grow personally & professionally, while having fun together. Lou Malnati’s is dedicated to giving back to the communities where they do business & where their team members live & work by donations to multiple causes through food, money & time.... Read more

Additional Culture Details

The foundation of Lou Malnati’s culture was laid down more than 52 years ago and has been built upon ever since. The reason the foundation has remained intact is due in large part to the company standing firm to its core values of THE GIFT (Teamwork, Hospitality, Excellence, Growth, Integrity, Family, and Tradition). The effort to keep these values intact and instill them in Team Members has paid off, as 10 percent of their full-time staff have a retention rate of 10 years or more, well above industry average. Of course, this sort of loyalty to the Malnati brand is recognized, and each year Team Members are celebrated throughout the company for milestone anniversaries (5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 years). On top of that, Lou’s prides itself on investing in its most outstanding workers through internal promotions. The current Chief Operating Officer, along with several Regional and District Managers, started off in entry level positions. By promoting from within, the company maintains a strong grip on the culture it prides itself on. “Care” has been a word used by the company from the very beginning and is something that is shared with one another, their customers, and their communities.... Read more


We believe we are strongest and most successful when we work together as a team. We set and achieve goals that benefit the team.

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Lou Malnati's team members volunteer at Crystal Lake Food Pantry in support of Kindness Rocks, Lou Malnati's charitable giving program
Lou Malnati's Kitchen Team, committed to Excellence
Lou Malnati's Team Member showing hospitality to a guest.
Lou Malnati's Teamwork - one of Lou's Core values