pizza zealots on the move
Piping-hot pizzeria slinging signature, flavorful pies heats up Memorial with seventh Houston location
Memorial-area diners have a fresh new option for pizza. Dallas-based Zalat Pizza opened its seventh Houston-area location in Memorial at 12351 Kingsride Ln. on November 15.
Founded by University of Houston alum Khanh Nguyen, Zalat puts its own spin on familiar pizzas with creatively topped pies like the Nashville hot chicken with pickles, Elote (Srirancha, corn, lemon pepper), or the Pepperoni Masterclass (all-beef pepperoni, oregano, cracked black pepper, chopped garlic).
In addition, the restaurant makes all of its own dough and sauces — including its trademarked Srirancha, a combination of Sriracha and ranch — and bakes them in a traditional deck oven.
Diners may use the Zalat website to order takeout or delivery. It is also available via third-party delivery apps.
The restaurant takes pride in taking care of its employees, which it calls Zealots. They receive full benefits, including participating in a 401k. After a year with the company, employees are eligible for a special Zalat tattoo.
"We are thankful to Houstonians for welcoming our merry band of Pizza Zealots with open arms," Nguyen said in a statement. "Memorial City is yet another great area we are looking forward to serving our award-winning pizzas to.”
The new location joins outposts in places such as Midtown, the Heights, and Washington Avenue. They've also partnered with Kroger to open outposts at two of their stores. It opens at 11 am daily.