Acclaimed gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept keeps unique small batch sausage series rolling with a Mexican staple-inspired creation for May
Dog Haus is tapping into its California roots for the next round of its Absolute Würst Sausage Series with a Mexican-inspired Pork Al Pastor Sausage appearing on its menu starting May 1.
The Pork Al Pastor Sausage is made with fresh ground hormone- and antibiotic-free pork sausage flavored with chiles, garlic, Mexican oregano and pineapple. The combination of flavors delivers the smoky sweet heat you’re used to finding at your local taqueria but encased in a gourmet sausage.
“Every month we have a new sausage inspired by our favorite foods. This month it’s the Pork Al Pastor,” said Dog Haus’ Würstmacher Adam Gertler. “We came as close to perfecting the taste of Southern California’s delicious street tacos as possible, only minus the tortilla. Because these sausages are made in small batches, you’ll be able to taste the sweetness of the pineapple and the extra kick from the chiles and Mexican oregano. I recommend getting one before they’re gone.”
Guests are invited to enjoy the Pork Al Pastor Sausage the “Würst Way” (Gertler’s recommended build) with chipotle aioli and scallions on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls, “Your Way” with their own favorite toppings on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls, the “Corn Dog Way” covered in Dog Haus’ signature root beer batter or “Sliced Way” which focus solely on the sausage with a side of chipotle aioli.
Tasked by Co-Founding Partner Hagop Giragossian to create a string of innovative sausages all year long, Gertler put his freshest and wildest culinary ideas to the test and is delivering a hit each month. From Nashville Hot Chicken to St. Patrick’s Day staple Corned Beef And Cabbage sausages, the Würstmacher has risen to the challenge each month, creating a new culinary masterpiece.
Dog Haus donates $1 to No Kid Hungry from every Absolute Würst Sausage Series item sold, making eating them even better. The national charity works to end childhood hunger by ensuring that kids get the food they need in a variety of ways.
A new sausage arrives each month, with each Dog Haus location receiving approximately 200 links. Fans are encouraged to buy them early and often, as they sell out quickly.
To find out How The Sausage Is Made, Dog Haus fans can hit YouTube, TikTok and Instagram to watch videos featuring Gertler’s creative process and more details about the sausages that make it to the menu. Fans are invited to DM or comment on the posts about what they want the Würstmacher to make next.
The Absolute Würst Sausage Series lineup for the rest of 2023:
- June – Korean BBQ Sausage
- July – Mac ‘N’ Cheese Sausage
- Aug – Beef & Broccoli Sausage
- September – Chicken Tikka Masala Sausage
- October – Octoberwurst Sausage
- November – Turkey Dinner Sausage
- December – Prime Rib French Onion Soup Sausage
Dog Haus is an award-winning concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers, plant-based and fried chicken offerings, creative full bar program and The Absolute Brands (virtual concepts). Founded by longtime friends Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener, the first Dog Haus opened in Pasadena, California in 2010. Dog Haus was honored with Nation’s Restaurant News’ prestigious MenuMasters Award and has been named in Fast Casual’s Top 10 Movers and Shakers list since 2020. Most recently, Franchise Times announced the winners of its annual Zor Awards and Dog Haus came out on top – winning the prized honor of “Top Brand to Buy.” The brand continues to garner critical acclaim for its signature all beef dogs and hand-crafted sausages with no added nitrates, and 100% Black Angus beef burgers – all of which are made with hormone- and antibiotic-free meat and served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls. With its mission to sustainably feed everyone who walks through their doors, Dog Haus also offers a diverse lineup of plant-based burger, sausage and chicken creations. As more and more diners make the brand a “haus”-hold name, Dog Haus continues to give back through its national charity partnership with No Kid Hungry, donating proceeds from its Absolute Würst Sausage Series to help feed millions of kids nationwide.
No Kid Hungry is a nonprofit organization established in 1984 with the primary mission of eradicating child hunger across America. One in six kids in the U.S. will face hunger each year, so No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need when they need it. The organization works with local school districts to provide students meals during the school year and summer, funds grants for food banks and community groups, and supports advocacy at the national, state and local levels to bring awareness to the issue and cut through the red tape to aid those in need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty.
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