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Zalat’s New Takeout-Only Pizzeria Debuts This Month

This was always the plan for the new Lemmon Ave. location, even before the coronavirus dining room shutdowns

The Elote and The OG pizzas at Zalat
Photo: Kathy Tran

Dallas County’s shelter-in-place order isn’t stopping Zalat Pizza from expanding: the local chain will open its seventh location at 4007 Lemmon Ave., Suite B on Monday, on April 13.

Coincidentally, this new pizzeria outpost was never slated to have a dining room. It was always intended to serve as “cloud kitchen,” aka an outpost devoted solely to takeout and delivery. The newest Zalat location will serve up beef pepperoni- and pho-inspired pies for pickup and delivery via third-party 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,” Zalat Pizza CEO and Founder of Khanh Nguyen said in a press release. “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 third-party drivers alike.”

When the new Lemmon Ave. location opens, it won’t have the late hours the brand is known for: this outpost will be open from 4 p.m. to midnight on Mondays through Thursdays, from noon until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to midnight on Sunday 12 p.m. The plan is to eventually open until 4 a.m.