Chicago pizza brand Lou Malnati’s has collaborated with Windy-City company Portillo’s – a fast-casual restaurant for its menu of Chicago-style favourites – to create the Lou Malnati’s x Portillo’s Italian Beef Deep Dish Pizza.
Available for shipping nationwide only through Tastes of Chicago, the new Italian Beef Deep Dish Pizza features a flaky, buttery pizza crust, vine plum tomatoes and Wisconsin cheese, topped with Portillo’s slow-roasted, thin-sliced Italian Beef. Available with either homemade sweet peppers or its hot giardiniera, each nine-deep dish pizza is made from scratch and then flash frozen to preserve its freshness before it’s shipped directly.
“For more than 50 years, Lou Malnati’s has been serving up the very best deep dish pizzas Chicago has to offer, handmade from scratch using the finest and freshest ingredients. The only way we knew to top ourselves was to top our pizzas with the famous flavors of Portillo’s,” explained Marc Malnati, Owner of Lou Malnati’s.
“As two of the most iconic Chicago brands, we’re proud for Portillo’s to partner with Lou’s to bring this craveable Italian Beef Deep Dish pizza to life,” said Michael Osanloo, CEO and President at Portillo’s. “It combines flavourful homemade signatures from both brands, resulting in pure Chicago deliciousness. When we tasted the Italian Beef Deep Dish for the first time, we knew we had created something special. We can’t wait for our fans and fans of all-things Chicago across the country to taste it for themselves.”
The deep dish pizza is available for online ordering and shipping nationwide. Pizzas are available to ship in packs of two, four or six, or in combination with other Portillo’s offerings.
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