As part of its Chef Collaboration Series, Dog Haus teams up with the country’s top chefs to craft limited-time items showcasing their own elite, exceptional style. For June, Culinary Director Adam Gertler and Dog Haus’ team joined forces with longtime partner King’s Hawaiian’s Executive Chef Bert S. Agor Jr. to launch Big Kahuna – an Angus beef patty topped with American cheese, smoked bacon, miso ranch, wild arugula, pickled jalapeños, pickled peppers, scallions, onion rings and bang bang sauce, served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls.
This limited-time item is available at Dog Haus locations nationwide from June 1 through August 31. For each purchase of the Big Kahuna, Dog Haus will donate $1 to its national charity partner, No Kid Hungry.
In addition to raising funds for No Kid Hungry, the Big Kahuna will be featured during King’s Hawaiian's Taste of Aloha Hawaiian Foods Week initiative, which promotes the celebration of Hawaiian food culture across the country.
“Hawaii is best known for its Aloha spirit, and we make sure this essential part of island culture is reflected in the recipes we create,” Agor says. “As a Hawaiian native, it was a joy working with Adam because he was eager to come up with an item that highlights our state’s signature ingredients. Collaborating with him led to the Big Kahuna, which turned out to be more than just a burger – it’s a burger that radiates island life in every bite. We can’t wait for the Big Kahuna to quickly become a favorite during this year’s Hawaiian Foods Week.”
“King’s Hawaiian has been a devoted, valuable partner to Dog Haus since day one,” says Dog Haus Partner Hagop Giragossian. “Our culinary team loved getting the opportunity to work directly with Chef Bert to introduce a mouthwatering Hawaiian item that’s perfect for guests to kick off summer with while giving back to No Kid Hungry!”
To date, Dog Haus has raised over $100,000 for No Kid Hungry, which has helped to provide 1 million meals to children in need.