Local Daughter-Father Team Bringing Dog Haus to Waco

Local Daughter-Father Team Bringing Dog Haus to Waco

Acclaimed gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept signs multi-unit agreement with Central Texas natives for three area restaurants

Local Daughter-Father Team Bringing Dog Haus to WacoDog Haus understands that everything is bigger in Texas, which is why growing its presence in the Lone Star State has been an ongoing goal for the brand.

That footprint just expanded into Central Texas with the acclaimed gourmet hot dog concept’s leadership team announcing it has executed an Area Development Agreement (ADA) with Erin Ledoux and Gregg Strasburger that will bring three Dog Haus Biergarten restaurants to the Waco area. Ledoux and Strasburger are a daughter-father team that reside in Temple and plan on opening the first location in their hometown soon. 

Every Dog Haus features a uniquely delicious menu of gourmet hot dogs and sausages free of all added nitrates and nitrites, 100% Black Angus that is certified humanely raised, no hormones and no antibiotics – never-ever in its burgers and 100% all-natural chicken breast with no hormones and no antibiotics, all served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls.

Local Daughter-Father Team Bringing Dog Haus to Waco

The Dog Haus Bar Program offers more than 20 national and local craft beers on tap, bottles and cans, plus a variety of Haus cocktails that are fun, inventive and worth enjoying with family and friends on its patio during a cool fall Texas evening. Each Haus cocktail was curated by celebrity mixologist Phil Wills, a regular on the hit TV show Bar Rescue, to elevate the guest experience alongside its gourmet food options.

“I’ve always enjoyed my work in the food and beverage industry, and certainly have a love for sharing it,” Ledoux said. “I love running a restaurant because it allows me to be involved in the community and I love being able to bring joy to people.” 

Erin Ledoux and her husband, Matt, will primarily oversee the day-to-day operations of the restaurants, while Greg Strasburger, Erin’s father, will focus on the scope of the ADA and the other components of the business. Strasburger owns and operates a manufacturing company that sells supplies primarily to agricultural and industrial corporations. Erin Ledoux serves as the company’s head of marketing and business development, while also serving as a CPA for a local accounting firm.

“I thought this would be a great opportunity for us,” Strasburger said. “I saw the collaboration Dog Haus had with Sam the Cooking Guy for the Mr. Miyagi Dog and told Erin, ‘We’ve got to work with these guys!’ Dog Haus is fun, has personality, and is always looking to give back – it’s the perfect brand for us.”

For up-to-date location and brand information, visit doghaus.com or follow Dog Haus on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram.

Local Daughter-Father Team Bringing Dog Haus to Waco

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 25 Movers and Shakers list for three consecutive years. 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. For up-to-date location and brand information, visit doghaus.com or follow Dog Haus on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram.