GREAT TASTE MAGAZINE ONLINE — Dog Haus to Open Four New Restaurants — by Teri Williams
Dog Haus to Open Four New Restaurants by End of 2014 With Future Expansion Into Arizona on the Horizon
Acclaimed Gourmet Concept Prepares to Bring Cult Favorite Hot Dogs, Sausages and Burgers Across State Lines
Hot off the successful opening of its first franchise location in Canoga Park, CA earlier this summer, Dog Haus, the SoCal-based gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept, has announced a slew of newly planned locations and openings to bring “The Absolute Wu?rst” to locales throughout the West and beyond. With more than 70 restaurants planned across California, Colorado, Utah, and, most recently, Arizona, the three-year-old fast-casual concept continues to set its sights beyond its Pasadena hometown with the vision that originally inspired Partners André Vener, Hagop Giragossian and Quasim Riaz to found Dog Haus in 2010.
To kick off this next wave of Dog Haus’ expansion, the hot concept will open a franchise in West Covina (2678 East Garvey Avenue South) in eastern LA County on October 4th, with the first Orange County restaurant in Santa Ana at the Westfield Mall (2800 N. Main Street) following suit shortly thereafter. The restaurant, which will boast an impressive 40-foot facade, will not only be the first Dog Haus outside of LA County, but will also be their first location at a major shopping center.
Subsequent openings this fall will include restaurants in Burbank (3817 West Olive Avenue), also in the LA area, and Thousand Oaks (50 East Thousand Oaks Blvd.) in Ventura County just north of LA. With these anticipated fall restaurants, Dog Haus will have opened five franchise locations by the end of the year, including Canoga Park, more than doubling in size in just a six month period. Early 2015 will see further growth,...