OC FOODIES — Dog Haus Brings the Absolute WÜRST to Fullerton — by Avery Bressler
Dog Haus, will be opening its tenth location in Fullerton on Saturday, July 25th. Located at 2555 East Chapman Avenue in the new University House retail space, the restaurant from franchisee Ryan Welch will be his second franchise location for the emerging restaurant brand, which was originally founded by Partners André Vener, Hagop Giragossian and Quasim Riaz in 2010 to recapture the nostalgic childhood experience of eating a hot dog.
“It is incredible to be a part of this growing brand and at the forefront of that growth as we open our second Dog Haus in Orange County,” says Welch. “We can’t wait to open our doors to the Fullerton community to introduce them to the absolute würst later this month!”
As part of Dog Haus' introduction to the community, guests will be able to swing by from 11 am - 10 pm on Saturday, July 25th to enjoy a free Haus Dog from a selection of Dog Haus’s classic all-natural beef skinless dog offerings served up on grilled King's Hawaiian Rolls. Options will include fan favorites like the Sooo Cali with arugula, tomato, crispy onions, spicy basil aioli and avocado; the Downtown featuring a smoked bacon wrapped dog topped with caramelized onions, roasted bell peppers, mayo, mustard, and ketchup; or The Cowboy with white American cheese, smoked bacon, bbq sauce, and crispy onions.
To pair with their dogs, diners can order fare from Dog Haus' full menu, which is rounded out with gourmet sausages, burgers, corn dogs, sides, and shakes. Other Haus items include The Fonz that partners a spicy Italian sausage with pastrami and melted mozzarella; while the Das Brat features a bratwurst with caramelized onions, sauerkraut, white American cheese, and whole grain mustard aioli. Haus Burgers run the gamut from the trademarked The Freiburger® with white American cheese, a fried egg, haus slaw, fries and mayo; to the Holy Aioli with white American cheese, caramelized onions, smoked bacon, and garlic aioli.
Lighter eaters and kids can indulge in smaller-sized portions – the Dog slider is made with an all-natural beef, all-natural mini dog, haus-made cheese sauce, shredded cheddar and bacon; the Burger slider has just the right amount of caramelized onions, white American cheese, and mayo; while the Corn Dog slider features an all-beef mini dog dipped in haus-made root beer batter. Equal attention is paid to the quality-driven sides, like Chili Cheese Tots or Fries with haus-made cheese sauce, cheddar, haus chili, and diced onions; beer-battered Onion Rings; and Sweet Potato Fries. Save room for dessert and finish off the meal with a Fosselman’s premium ice cream milkshake.
To complement the menu offerings, diners will soon be able to pair their meal with a can of red, white, or bubbly wine or imbibe from the craft beer selection that will include a varied range of styles to fit every beer drinker’s taste. The iPourit self-serve beer system will boast local brews on draft or diners can enjoy their craft beer in a can served up in Dog Haus koozies – a nod to back yard BBQs. Alternatively, all those with a classic PBR craving can get their lager fix with a brown paper bag wrapped can.
The fast-casual concept, designed to elevate the nostalgic experience of eating that quintessential hot dog or burger, carries that nostalgia over to the aesthetic of the modern industrial space. After ordering at the counter, diners can gather around communal-style tables outfitted with bar stools or at cozier tables that span the perimeter of the 2,500 square-foot restaurant. Striking red and black accents enliven both interior and exterior, bringing a modern sensibility to the classic concept.
“It has been great to work Ryan and his team as they expand the Dog Haus brand into Orange County, first with Santa Ana, and now with their soon-to-open location in Fullerton,” says Vener. “We're looking forward to continuing to grow with this team, and are excited to set down roots with them in this new community."
The new restaurant, located at 2555 E. Chapman Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831, will be open daily from 11 am - 10 pm. For more information call (714) 213-8265 or visit doghaus.com and follow Dog Haus Fullerton on Facebook at /doghausfullerton to stay up to date on all location specific happenings.