The restaurant at 1200 Brown Street just north of Stewart Street near the University of Dayton main entrance is the first bricks-and-mortar location for what had become Dayton’s most acclaimed food truck.
Dave VanArtsdalen said on opening day that Zombie Dogz opened with 28 employees. The restaurant seats about 50 in its 2,000-square-foot space. Its hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
The food truck had developed a strong, loyal customer base — its Facebook page has more than 37,000 followers — and a reputation that extends beyond Dayton. Zombie Dogz was named “Best Food Truck in Ohio” in Ohio Magazine’s 2016 Best of Ohio Readers’ Ballot. And it finished second in Mobile Cuisine’s 2016 Hot Dog Vendor of the Year poll.
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