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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Dog Haus Opens First Franchise Location In Canoga Park

6501 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, CA 91303

Canoga Park, CA (May 28, 2014) - Dog Haus Opens First Franchise Location In Canoga Park On June 14th, Acclaimed Gourmet Hot Dog Concept to Welcome Community to the Haus with Free Haus Dog on Opening Day — Dog Haus, the celebrated Pasadena-based concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers, and one-of-a-kind creations, will open its first franchise location in Canoga Park on Saturday, June 14th. Located at 6501 Topanga Canyon, the restaurant from franchisee Paul Homayoun will be the 4th location of the emerging brand, which has plans for more than 50 additional locations to open throughout California, Colorado and Utah in the months to come, with more in the pipeline as the concept continues to grow beyond its SoCal home. To commemorate its arrival in the Canoga Park area, Homayoun will invite locals to swing by for a free Haus Dog of choice on opening day.

"There is so much passion and creativity behind Dog Haus, and I'm thrilled for the opportunity to work with Founding Partners André Vener, Hagop Giragossian and Quasim Riaz to bring this winning concept to the Canoga Park community," Says Homayoun.

As part of that introduction to the community, guests will be able to swing by from 11 am - 10 pm on Saturday, June 14th 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, sautéed bell peppers, mayo, mustard, and ketchup; and The Cowboy Haus Dog 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, corndogs, and sides -- each prepared with the highest quality ingredients. The Fonz Haus Sausage partners a hot Italian sausage with pastrami and melted mozzarella; while the Das Brat Haus Sausage features a bratwurst with caramelized onions, kraut, 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

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 SoCal 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 2700 square-foot restaurant. Striking red and black accents enliven both interior and exterior, bringing a modern sensibility to the classic concept.

“It's incredible to see how the idea for Dog Haus has transformed since we opened our first restaurant in Pasadena in 2010,” adds Dog Haus Partner Quasim Riaz. "We are proud to bring Dog Haus home to Canoga Park and look forward to becoming part of this community." The new restaurant, located at 6501 Topanga Canyon, Canoga Park, CA, 91303, will be open for lunch and dinner daily from 11 am - 10 pm. For more information call 818-340-HAUS or 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. In addition to its franchise restaurant in Canoga Park with more on the way, Dog Haus currently operates three-company owned locations in the Pasadena area. For more information visit or find us on facebook, twitter or instagram at DogHausDogs.