Acclaimed gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept launches three Hawaiian-inspired items to drive donations throughout September
Driven by the heartbreaking images from Maui and the brand’s existing relationship with Hawaii, Dog Haus is bridging the gap between plate and purpose to help communities devastated by the recent wildfires.
Throughout the month of September, the acclaimed gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept will introduce three new Hawaiian-inspired offerings – created in recent weeks by Dog Haus Culinary Director and Würstmacher Adam Gertler, in collaboration with King’s Hawaiian. For every sale of these custom-crafted offerings, $1 will be donated to Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund:
Ohana Chicken Sando — Reflecting the essence of family, unity and support, this crispy, fried chicken tender is topped with chili crisp, spicy mayo, teriyaki aioli, Haus slaw and pepper, all elegantly sandwiched between the embrace of a King’s Hawaiian bun.
Mighty Moa Wings — These traditional bone-in wings tossed in teriyaki aioli and topped with spicy mayo, chili crisp and scallions celebrate the flavor and indulgence of “Moa,” the Hawaiian word for chicken.
Aloha Spirit — Available exclusively at select Biergarten locations, this island-inspired cocktail made with rum, Aperol, orange curaçao, lime and pineapple extends the affection “Aloha” is known for.
“It’s a privilege to bring people together through food while supporting communities in their time of need, and this is one of those times,” said Founding Partner André Vener. “By raising funds for Maui’s recovery, we’re supporting a community in need; our brand is all about community. Our hearts go out to the people of Maui.”
Every year, Dog Haus and King’s Hawaiian team up to create new, Hawai‘i-inspired recipes, especially to celebrate Hawaiian Foods Week each June, in addition to serving many of their most popular dogs, sausages and sandwiches on King’s Hawaiian rolls. The tragedy in Maui drove urgency to move quickly and develop new limited-time offerings that celebrate the islands’ flavors while raising funds to support its community.
In addition to donating funds from each Hawai‘i-inspired LTO sold, guests can boost their contributions by rounding up to the nearest dollar at checkout. Dog Haus is also committed to raising awareness and funds internally to support Maui with founding partners, team members and franchisees contributing via an internal GoFundMe.
Since 1916, the Hawai‘i Community Foundation has aimed to create an equitable and vibrant Hawai‘i in which all its island communities thrive. The Maui Strong Fund was created in response to the wildfires, supporting the immediate long-term recovery needs of the people and places affected.
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.
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