Funny enough, you can't actually sit down at this family-friendly restaurant in Rockford.

Maybe the food is family-friendly enough that just grabbing a pizza to go is makes the entire family get along, right?

Then again, Lou Malnati's has sit-down restaurants in Chicago and the suburbs, but in Rockford, they opened up a to-go only spot earlier this year.

Woman's Day:

Chicago is synonymous with deep-dish pizza, and the warm and welcoming Lou Malnati's will be a hit with the whole family. For picky eaters who aren't a fan of deep dish, it offers a few thin crust options, as well as a gluten-free crust.

If you think about it, this part of the reason why Lou Malnati's locations are so successful across the country, including Rockford.

The success of the Rockford location could lead to another Lou's opening in the area before we know it. It would complete the "warm and welcoming" Woman's Day referenced. Until then, we'll take our warmth to-go.

In case you were wondering, Wisconsin's most family-friendly restaurant is the Copper Dock in Hubertus, Wisconsin, two hours from Rockford.

Sweet Lenny is the brand manager of 97ZOK, Q98.5, and Operations Manager for Townsquare Media Rockford. Catch him afternoons 3 to 7 on 97ZOK. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram and like his page on Facebook.