Khanh Nguyen’s cult classic pizza concept, Zalat, is growing to its 7th unit and will open at 4007 Lemmon Ave., Suite B, Dallas TX 75219 on Monday, April 13th. This location will function as a cloud kitchen for the zealous pizza brand, strictly serving take-out and delivery via third party delivery apps.
“The plan for the new Lemmon Ave. location was always to serve as a cloud kitchen, and the model couldn’t be more appropriate given the current climate,” says Nguyen, CEO and Founder of Zalat Pizza. “We’ve always had high delivery volumes to begin with, so we are adapting during this time to implement health standards and safety precautions for both staff and 3rd party drivers alike.”
Taking care of his staff, or Zealots, is Nguyen’s passion. He continues, “When we were building out the Lemon Avenue location, rather than pull up old tiling because we couldn’t find the matching tile pattern, we opted to put in non-matching tile. Our mentality is that we are all about pizza, so who cares if the floor tiles don’t match. We would rather focus our efforts on the quality of our pizza, ingredients and taking care of our staff.”
The first Zalat Pizza opened on Fitzhugh Avenue in 2015 and quickly became Dallas’ favorite late-night pizzeria. The brand now has six locations in the DFW area where zealots serve up only the highest-quality pizza. Everything is scratch made from their dough, to fresh sauce with oven-roast Roma tomatoes and fresh basil. They use 100% beef pepperoni and the most delicious cheese they can get their hands on. In fact, Nguyen pays more for cheese than he does in rent every month!
All pizzas are taste-tested for months before they make it onto the menu. Pizzas are cooked in old school deck ovens to create the perfect balance between crispy and chewy… not to mention those awesome little char bubbles. The perfect pie is their Mona Lisa, their raison d’etre, their Sistine Chapel or Angela Jolie, which is why before any pizza goes out the door, a zealot always inspects it for perfection and personally signs the box. If it’s not up to par, they make it again.
Zalat is known for elevating the common pepperoni pizza into a work of art along with many unique pizza combinations like The Zealot, Pho Shizzle, Elote, Loaded Notato, Chicken Teriyaki and more. An equally famous and crave-able must have item is their trademarked sauce, Sirancha– a combination of Sriracha and ranch to create the perfect mind-blowing pizza dipping sauce!
And you do know that the Crave pizza is named for us. Beef Pepperoni, Salami and black pepper.
This April marks the fifth anniversary for Zalat. The new Lemmon Ave. location will open with slightly condensed hours: Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. – 12 a.m., Friday & Saturday 12 p.m. – 2 a.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. Eventually, the store will return to Zalat’s regular late night hours of 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.
For more information please visit www.zalatpizza.com