MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Lou Malnati's, a 20-store deep-dish pizza company based in Northbrook, Ill., expects to deliver more than 50,000 pizzas in December—by mail.
According to a news release from FedEx, Lou Malnati's pizza shipping partner, 50,000 mail-order pizzas is nearly eight times the Windy City pizza legend's monthly average. The company claims it's the nation's largest pizza-by-mail company.
"With expanded overnight coverage and faster transit times, FedEx Home Delivery is ideal for delivering Chicago's favorite pizza to faraway friends and family," said Sally Glunz, manager of Lou Malnati's Priority Pizza, in the release. "We encourage holiday shoppers to think of our pizza as the perfect alternative to fruitcake."