ROCKFORD (WREX) – A household name in Chicago pizza makes a new home in Rockford.
On Monday, Lou Malnati’s will launch its new location at 6240 Mulford Village Drive off of East State Street.
The popular pizzeria has dozens of restaurants spread out across the city of Chicago.
The Rockford location opens at 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 and is carryout and delivery only.
Owner Rick Malnati says coming to Rockford is part of the progression to expand the family business outside of Chicago.
“Rockford is just a perfect spot. A lot of people from Rockford come into Chicago. A lot of people from Rockford know about Malnati’s. So we’re just really excited to be here,” he said.
Lou Malnati’s is also offering special heart shaped pizza leading up to Valentine’s Day.