Dog Haus, the celebrated Pasadena-based concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers, and one-of-a-kind creations, will be opening a franchise location in ¬¬¬¬West Covina, CA on Saturday October 4, 2014. Located at 2678 East Garvey Avenue South, the restaurant from franchisees Owen Yan and Andrew Ni will be the fifth location of the emerging 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. To commemorate its arrival in the area, Yan and Ni will be inviting locals to swing by the Haus for a free Haus Dog on opening day.
“We are thrilled to open the newest Dog Haus franchise in West Covina and to share this unique and increasingly-popular brand with our thriving community,” said Yan. “Conveniently located in the recently renovated McIntyre Square, Dog Haus West Covina is sure to quickly become the new hot spot in town for gourmet hot dogs, sausages and burgers, all served in a casual, fun and welcoming atmosphere.”
As part of that introduction to the community, guests will be able to swing by from 11:00am – 10:00pm on October 4 to enjoy a free Haus Dog from a selection of Dog Haus’ classic all-beef skinless dog offerings, all served up on grilled King’s Hawaiian Rolls. Options will include the cult favorite Sooo Cali Haus Dog with arugula, tomato, crispy onions, spicy basil aioli and avocado; the Downtown Haus Dog featuring a smoked bacon wrapped dog topped with caramelized onions, roasted bell peppers, mayo, mustard, and ketchup; and The Cowboy Haus Dogwith 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, corndogs, and sides — each prepared with the highest quality ingredients. The Fonz Haus Sausage partners a spicy Italian sausage with pastrami and melted mozzarella; while the Das Brat Haus Sausage features a bratwurst with caramelized onions, sauerkraut, white American cheese, and whole grain mustard aioli. 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. Ambitious diners can also opt to build their own dog, sausage or burger with the wide array of accoutrements available.
Lighter appetites and kids can indulge in slider-sized portions – from a Burger with caramelized onions, white American cheese, and mayo; to a Corn Dog featuring an all-beef mini dog dipped in root beer batter. Equal attention is paid to the quality-driven sides, like Chili Cheese Tots or fresh-cut, twice-fried Fries with hausmade cheese sauce, cheddar, haus chili, and diced onions; beer-battered Onion Rings; and Sweet Potato Fries. To end on a sweet note, shakes & malts, cookies and other treats are also available.
To complement the main offerings, diners can select from a thoughtful list of beers and wines on tap. The restaurant will boast eight craft drafts with a heavy emphasis on local breweries, including Hangar 24, Golden Road Brewing and ¬Strand Brewing going by the pint. Canned beers like Fat Tire, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Modelo will be served up in koozies — a nod to backyard summer BBQs.
The fast-casual concept, designed to elevate the nostalgic experience of eating that quintessential hot dog or burger, carries its ethos over to the aesthetic of the 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 1800 square-foot restaurant. Striking red and black accents enliven both interior and exterior, bringing a modern sensibility to the classic concept.
“It’s awesome to witness the building anticipation and overwhelming response we receive each time a new franchise opens,” said Dog Haus Partner Quasim Riaz. “We are proud that Dog Haus has found a home in West Covina and look forward to becoming a staple in the community.”
The new restaurant, located at 2678 East Garvey Avenue South, West Covina, CA, 91791, will be open for lunch and dinner daily from 11:00am-10:00pm. For more information call 626-331-HAUS or visit www.doghaus.com.