Dog Haus, the Pasadena-based concept, will open its first franchise location in Canoga Park, California on June 14th.

Located at 6501 Topanga Canyon, the restaurant 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.

"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 Paul Homayoun, franchisee for the location.

As part of that introduction to the community, guests will be able to to enjoy a free Haus Dog from a selection of Dog Haus' all-beef skinless offerings, all served up on grilled King's Hawaiian rolls. Options will include the 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, barbecue sauce, and crispy onions.

Diners can also order fare from Dog Haus' full menu, which has gourmet sausages, burgers, corndogs, and sides. 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 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. Diners can also opt to build their own dog, sausage or burger with the wide array of ingredients available.  

To complement the main offerings, diners can select from a 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.

“It's incredible to see how the idea for Dog Haus has transformed since we opened our first restaurant in Pasadena in 2010,” says 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."

Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru, Fast Casual, Growth, News, Operations, Dog Haus