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Zack's Hot Dogs to open new location in Holly Hill Mall

The popular Burlington restaurant will move into the old Chick-fil-A location in the mall. The restaurant owners could open a third location.

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Zack's Hot Dogs will soon open a new location in Holly Hill Mall. The hot dog and burger joint has been a Burlington staple for decades. Their location on Davis Street opened in 1977. Later this year, they'll open a second location.

Credit: Holly Hill Mall

The owner of Holly Hill Mall confirmed the owners of Zack's Hot Dogs signed a long term lease in early 2022. He said the restaurant will move into the old Chick-fil-A location inside the Holly Hill Mall.

The restaurant has been renovating the location over the past few months. Pictures from inside the mall show tables and chairs are already in place. 

Credit: Holly Hill Mall

The owner of Holly Hill Mall said the restaurant was still waiting on some equipment to come in before they can open.

The restaurant has not announced an official opening date. Holly Hill Mall's owner said he too wasn't sure when the location would open.

Zack's Hot Dogs recently came under new ownership. The Touloupas Family sold the business in May 2022 after operating the business for 94 years.

Zack's Hot Dogs also confirmed it will open a third location on Garden Road.

The owner said they plan to move into the old Steak-N-Shake location. He said the sale should close on Monday and could be up and running within five to six weeks.

The owner also told WFMY News 2 that they were looking into opening a location on S. Church Street, but the rezoning process took too long. Burlington City Council approved the rezoning measure, a necessary step to operate a drive-thru, on Tuesday night, but the owner chose to look elsewhere. He said they plan to sell the S. Church Street property.

An official opening date has not been announced for either location.

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