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Dallas pizza chain opens new COVID-19-friendly to-go only outlet

Dallas pizza chain opens new COVID-19-friendly to-go only outlet

Zalat pizza
Take-out only is on the upswing. Photo courtesy of Zalat

Unfazed by the coronavirus that hovers over us all, a Dallas pizza chain is opening a new location, but one that is take-out and delivery only.

Called Zalat, it'll open at 4007 Lemmon Ave., #B in a former Jimmy John's on Monday, April 13.

According to a release, this location will function as a "cloud kitchen," serving strictly take-out and delivery via third party delivery apps.

"The plan for the new Lemmon Avenue location was always to serve as a cloud kitchen, and the model couldn't be more appropriate given the current climate," says founder Khanh Nguyen. "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."

Zalat Pizza debuted in 2015 with its first location at 2519 N. Fitzhugh Ave., as a spinoff of its sibling restaurant, Dalat, a Vietnamese restaurant one block way. There are now six Zalat locations in the DFW area, including South Lamar, Denton, Fort Worth, and two locations in Plano.

They're known for keeping late night hours. They make their own dough and sauce, and use deck ovens to bake their pizza, whose crust is somewhere between crisp and chewy.

They use 100% beef pepperoni, and boast unique pizza combinations such as The Zealot, Pho Shizzle, Elote, Loaded Notato, Chicken Teriyaki and more.

Their trademark sauce is their Sirancha – a combination of sriracha and ranch.

The new location will open with abbreviated hours: Monday-Thursday 4 pm–12 am, Friday-Saturday 12 pm–2 am, and Sunday 12 pm–12 am. Eventually, they'll observe Zalat's regular late night hours of 11 am-4 am.