Lou Malnati's celebrates 50 years, countless deep dish pizzas

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The competition among Chicago pizza is fierce, but everyone knows Lou Malnati's.

The family-owned chain is celebrating 50 years this month, a milestone not reached by many.

The first location opened in Lincolnwood in 1971.

It has since grown to hundreds of locations with over 3,500 employees.

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Marc Malnati, son of Lou, discussed the milestone anniversary and shared memories of growing up.

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Lou Malnati's serves its savory deep dish pizza with a twist each February.

For more information about Lou Malnati's 50 anniversary celebrations, head to their website.
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