Creative sausage and hot dog purveyor Dat Dog of New Orleans, LA announced the opening of 25 restaurants in Houston, TX under its first wave of franchisees, B&G Food Enterprises, LLC, and three restaurants in Baton Rouge under Prime Dog, LLC.
The restaurant is known for its unique, quirky combinations, with sausages made from crawfish, alligator, duck, in addition to the traditional beef wiener. Dat Dog features more than 30 toppings, including unconventional options like blackberry sauce, guacamole, and crawfish etouffee. The restaurant also offers vegetarian and vegan sausage options, in addition to the “Greenie Weenie”—a dog wrapped in lettuce instead of a toasted sourdough bun.
Under the leadership of Bill DiPaola, President and COO of Dat Dog Enterprises, philanthropic giving and social good are built into Dat Dog’s DNA. The company regularly hosts fundraising events for causes of all kinds, especially those related to animal welfare, at-risk youth, and education.
For franchisees, Dat Dog will offer flexible concepts for restaurants, including indoor/outdoor dining, areas for live music, biergartens or art markets, endcaps, free-standing buildings, universities, or other retail environments. Dat Dog is looking to further expand in the Gulf South region, focusing on Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and the Florida panhandle.