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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dog Haus Unleashes The Deets On Five Franchise Locations Set To Open This Year

Acclaimed Gourmet Hot Dog Concept to Open First Franchise Location in the Spring

Pasadena, CA (March 11, 2014) - Dog Haus Unleashes The Deets On Five Franchise Locations Set To Open This Year - Acclaimed Gourmet Hot Dog Concept to Open First Franchise Location in the Spring - Dog Haus, the three-year-old SoCal favorite celebrated for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers, and one-of-a-kind creations, has announced the first five franchise locations that will be opening in 2014 as part of its ambitious expansion plans beyond its Pasadena home base. Since the beloved concept began selling franchises in August 2013, Dog Haus' franchisee roster has grown to 11 throughout Southern California, Denver and Utah with 51 planned locations on the horizon, including the current five outposts with signed leases. Restaurants will be opening in Canoga Park, Santa Ana, West Covina, Burbank, and Rancho Cucamonga, with Canoga Park kicking things off in the spring.

“We are humbled by our franchisee's enthusiasm for the brand and can't wait to see that passion come to fruition with the opening of these first locations,” said Dog Haus Partner André Vener. “It's been an exciting past few months for us, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to bring Dog Haus to these communities throughout Southern California." After franchisee Paul Homayoun opens the first franchise location at 6501 Topanga Canyon in Canoga Park in the spring, Dog Haus will expand into Orange County with franchisee Ryan Welch's location in Santa Ana at the Westfield Mall (2800 N. Main Street). Subsequent locations will open from franchisee Owen Yan in West Covina (2678 East Garvey Avenue South), Diana Ramos in Burbank (3817 West Olive Avenue), as well as an additional location from Welch in Rancho Cucamonga (6401 Haven Avenue). To maintain the quality and consistency that has made Dog Haus so beloved in Pasadena, Old Pasadena and Alhambra, newly appointed Culinary Director Michael Brown will be overseeing menu operations as the hot brand grows into these new markets. Brown most recently helmed culinary operations for Google and Nike.

"As we grow, it's essential for us that the Dog Haus experience remain the same at each restaurant," said Dog Haus Partner Hagop Giragossian who conceptualized the original menu and continues to provide culinary leadership. "We are confident that with our dynamic team and passionate franchisees, the creative spirit that has made Dog Haus so successful will continue to breed future successes in these new communities."

Founding Partners André Vener, Hagop Giragossian and Quasim Riaz will continue considering franchise offers for underserved hot dog markets with franchisees that are a fit for the company culture. For more information on Dog Haus or franchising please visit

About Dog Haus
Dog Haus is Southern California's craft casual hot dog concept founded by partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener with a passion for creativity, quality and commitment to community. The first Dog Haus opened in Pasadena in 2010 offering signature 100% all-beef skinless Haus Dogs, Haus Sausages and 100% natural Black Angus beef burgers on grilled King’s Hawaiian Rolls. Open for lunch and dinner daily, guests can choose from signature Haus creations or customize their own from a selection of more than 40 quality toppings. Dog Haus currently has three locations in Southern California with franchises set to open beginning in the second quarter of 2014. For more information visit or find us on facebook, twitter or instagram at DogHausDogs.