By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jul 24, 2020 at 12:30 PM

Lou Malnati’s will open its second Milwaukee area location at 15795 W. Bluemound Rd. on Monday, Aug. 3 beginning at 4 p.m.

The new full-service restaurant will initially open at partial capacity, offering curbside pick-up, no-contact delivery and drop-off catering service, with plans to open for dine-in service beginning in early September.

The pizzeria, which seats about 160 inside, also features a full bar and an outdoor patio. With health and safety at the fore, plans for opening fully for dine-in services will follow CDC guidelines for social distancing with tables spaced six feet apart both inside and out. Private party rooms will also be available for guests who wish to gather for special occasions.

Lou Malnati’s is currently hiring approximately 100 employees for the new location. Interested candidates can apply online at Hiring events will also be held at the Lou Malnati’s kiosk at Brookfield Square mall on July 24, 25 and 26 between noon and 6 p.m. and at the new Brookfield location on Monday, July 27 from noon to 6 p.m.

Beginning Aug. 3, Lou Malnati’s will be open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.