Lou Malnati’s pizzeria opens a new location in Gilbert


Gilbert residents will have a legendary and delicious new pizza place as Northbrook IL-based Pizzeria Lou Malnati is scheduled to open its sixth location and new home in the Valley on Wednesday, December 15. The 1,800 square foot space will provide delivery and delivery service only, located at 3115 S Val Vista Drive, at the northeast corner of East Pecos Road and South Val Vista Drive in Gilbert.

Local fans can satisfy their craving for Lou Malnati’s award-winning deep pizza by choosing the curbside pickup, contactless delivery, and catering services. While the menu is highlighted by the legendary deep pizza, it also offers a thin crust as well as delicious appetizers, salads, pastas and desserts. Store hours will be Monday to Thursday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The pizzeria also has locations in Arcadia, Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Mesa, which recently opened in August 2021.


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Malnati’s will hire around 50 local employees and is looking for delivery drivers, kitchen crews and telephone staff. The company is currently recruiting and arranging interviews at the restaurant. Interested applicants are requested to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and a curriculum vitae, if applicable. Additionally, qualified applicants can apply online at www.loumalnatis.com/careers or by texting “Lous” to 242424.

Lou Malnati’s is a growing and expanding family business. The Pizzeria is looking for team players with a strong work ethic and offers paid training, free employee meals, benefits and a great work environment. The brand was recognized as one of the Chicago Tribune’s Top 100 Workplaces for the eleventh year in a row and was voted the 2021 National Best Place to Work.

The Malnati family have become famous for their original deep pizza recipe, top notch quality and hospitality since opening in 1971. The business is still owned and operated by second generation family members, as the son of Lou Malnati, Marc Malnati, proudly perpetuates the family. tradition and honors their heritage. Celebrate its 50e anniversary in business this year, Lou Malnati’s currently operates more than 60 locations in the Chicagoland, Phoenix, Indianapolis and Milwaukee areas.

The company looks forward to opening a new location in the greater Phoenix metro area and expanding its footprint. The iconic pizzeria wants to offer a taste of Chicago to Windy City transplant recipients and local residents of the Southeast Valley. “Since opening our first location in Arizona, we have been welcomed with open arms and are very grateful to our loyal fan base,” said Marc Malnati. “Our team is delighted to expand into the valley and settle in the town of Gilbert. We are thrilled to bring our authentic Chicago style flatbed pizza to the Gilbert neighborhood and to anchor ourselves in the vibrant and thriving community, ”said Marc Malnati. “We are committed to creating jobs in our restaurants while supporting the local communities we serve. We are grateful for the overwhelming positive response from customers who love our food, family and hospitality, ”added Malnati.

In addition to serving their famous deep dish, the company wants to immerse themselves in the local communities they serve. The pizza place is well known for giving back and supports local charities and schools through fundraising and volunteer engagements. Their tradition of generosity will continue through youth incentive programs, generous giving programs and collaboration with local organizations in Gilbert and surrounding communities.

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