- Zalat Pizza’s new menu gadgets embrace the tender, billowy, pretzel-like ZA’Bites and the BeignYaYS, a brand new spin on a conventional French beignet.
- Zalat, based in 2015 by Khanh Nguyen, is understood for providing inventory choices to all of its hourly staff.
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After opening 27 models over seven years, Zalat Pizza, featured on the March 2022 cowl of PMQ Pizza Media, has added the primary appetizer and dessert to its menu.
The Texas-based chain just lately introduced the launch of ZA’Bites and BeignYAYs, each of which will likely be featured on its everlasting menu.
ZA’Bites (pictured above) are shareable, bite-sized appetizers. The tender, pillowy, pretzel-like bites are baked and coated in actual butter and coarse salt and served with an accompanying dipping sauce.
4 variations of ZA’Bites will likely be out there: Unique ZA’Bites with a aspect of the corporate’s Sirancha dipping sauce; Nacho Cheese ZA’Bites with conventional nacho cheese dip; Salty Candy ZA’Bites with maple syrup; and Pretzel ZA’Bites with a tangy Sirancha Mustard dipping sauce, which can also be a brand new addition to the menu.
BeignYAYs are the corporate’s spin on a conventional French beignet: shareable, bite-sized desserts made with ZA’Bites, decadently coated in butter and cinnamon sugar, with a heaping aspect of powdered sugar and maple syrup for dipping.
“We’ve been testing ZA’Bites and BeignYAYs for months and are thrilled to introduce these excellent new menu gadgets to our loyal clients,” Zalat founder and CEO Khanh Nguyen stated. “Traditionally, we’ve centered solely on our pizzas. Folks have been asking for appetizers for years, and we didn’t wish to launch one thing till we had been actually enthusiastic about it and the way it represents our model. We contemplate the addition of ZA’Bites and BeignYAYs to be one in all our best achievements. They’re scrumptious. Our total Zalat employees can not get sufficient of them.”
As PMQ has beforehand reported, Nguyen believes in sharing the wealth, granting inventory choices to all of Zalat’s hourly staff. “We’d like our Zealots [the company’s name for their employees] to be utterly dedicated to the product as a result of each pizza is handmade,” Nguyen stated. “In return, we’ve utterly dedicated to their future with the corporate and intend to make our frontline staff rich by means of inventory possibility possession. We would like all our Zealots to have a chunk of the pie.”
Zalat Pizza prides itself on the power to take care of top-level, handmade, New York-style pizza high quality at excessive quantity. The corporate’s mannequin forgoes the comfort of conveyor belt ovens that almost all pizza chains use and trains the workers to handmake and cook dinner pizzas in conventional deck ovens. The result’s extra labor-intensive whereas offering “an ideal steadiness of crispy and chewy pizza crust,” the corporate says.
Zalat is understood for its irreverent tackle conventional pizza flavors, such because the Nashville Sizzling Rooster & Pickles, Pho Shizzle, and Elote pizzas, whereas additionally providing staples just like the Pepperoni Masterclass and Zealot Supreme.
The primary Zalat opened on Fitzhugh Avenue in 2015 and have become a favourite late-night pizzeria in Dallas. The idea has shortly grown to 27 places throughout Dallas and Houston. The company-owned chain was named one of many High 100 Eating places for 2023 by the Dallas Observer and one of many High 40/40 Ideas for 2021 by QSR journal. Zalat was additionally chosen for the celebrated Nation’s Restaurant Information’ Sizzling Ideas Award in 2021, offered to progress stage restaurant manufacturers which might be predicted to “turn out to be family names.”