Zalat Pizza will not open at 20 Feet Seafood restaurant in East Dallas

Fast-growing Texas-based Zalat Pizza will no longer open a delivery store on Peavy Road in East Dallas, as previously reported.

Zalat founder and CEO Khanh Nguyen said the lease came with a “complex legal structure” and there were not enough parking spaces to do business there.

Zalat is known for its crazy hours. Pictured, employees prepare a steady stream of pizzas during a 2 a.m. rush at the Original restaurant on Fitzhugh Avenue in Dallas. (Jason Janik / Special Contributor)

The pizzeria would have gone next to Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House and Hello Dumpling, two Dallas-born restaurants that contribute to a crowded parking lot at night – and a bustling atmosphere in this bend in Dallas, east of White Lake in the rock.

Zalat reportedly moved into the former 20 Feet Seafood Joint, a beloved neighborhood restaurant that has been closed since the pandemic began.

Zalat’s business model is to be a fast-paced, delivery-only pie shop – a store where customers rarely enter. Much of its business is through Uber Eats and DoorDash.

The company has 15 stores in North Texas and has doubled in size during the pandemic.

Nguyen says the Zalat team is looking for another storefront in the East Dallas area.

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