Lou Malnati's pizzeria was mentioned in an episode of 'Emily in Paris' on Netflix, but not in a good way and they had something to say about it!
"We've been serving Chicago's favorite Deep Dish since 1971. When Netflix’ Emily in Paris writers chose to take a shot at Chicagoans and our pizza to try to get a laugh, it felt heartless and not humorous in the midst of Covid-19,” said Marc Malnati in a press release titled "Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Is Not A Fan of New Netflix Series 'Emily In Paris.'"
The series features Lily Collins as the titular heroine who moves to Paris from Chicago to pursue her dream job. In the first episode, Emily's fancy new French acquaintances (played by Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu and Arnaud Viard) remark that when they tried deep dish pizza in Chicago it was "disgusting" and "like a quiche made of cement." To that, Emily responds, "Oh, no, you must have gone to Lou Malnati's." The conversation then turns to Americans being fat.
"It feels especially unkind to disparage anyone during these difficult times, given that most restaurants are struggling to hang on," the chain's press release added.
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