Industry News | June 4, 2009

Zeeks Pizza Opens Second Unit

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Zeeks Pizza will open a new location in Issaquah Highlands, Washington, on June 16. It will be Zeeks' second Eastside location and franchise. New Zeeks franchise owner Mark Mullet selected the location at the intersection of 25th Avenue NE and Park Drive NE in Issaquah as the perfect neighborhood-gathering place.

Mullet anticipates that the restaurant will employ 30 to 40 staff members. One of the highlights of the Issaquah Zeeks is the "Dough Show" -- a special viewing area where patrons can watch pizzas being tossed in the air. Issaquah is also the first Zeeks to feature a full bar. The restaurant will offer seating for 100 people and an outdoor patio, and will feature delicious Zeeks pizzas such as the Puget Pounder, Tree Hugger and Texas Leaguer, as well as cult favorites such as the Veggie Thai, Forager, and Chevre Roast.

Mullet, who recently announced his intention to run for a seat on Issaquah City Council, was inspired to open Zeeks after dropping by the Belltown Zeeks while on an excursion to Pacific Science Center with his family. The neighborhood feel and mix of people reminded him of his years working in London's financial district, where he saw how local pubs served as gathering places for families and friends. He realized that Zeeks could offer the same experience in Issaquah.

Developed by Port Blakely Communities, Issaquah Highlands is an urban village located 20 minutes east of Seattle along the I-90 corridor.

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