September 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // Pasadena, CA - Dog Haus, the rapidly expanding gourmet hot dog, burger and sausage concept, is paying homage to its SoCal roots with the announcement of a new collaboration with the Alhambra-based Fosselman's Ice Cream Company, a sweet staple in the San Gabriel Valley community since 1919. For the first time in its history, Fosselman's iconic premium ice cream will be available in soft-serve form at all 10 Dog Haus company-owned and franchise locations throughout Southern California, as well as Centennial, Colorado. To commemorate the occasion, Dog Haus will be inviting locals at each respective restaurant to enjoy a free soft serve cone on Labor Day, Monday, September 7th.
"As a Pasadena-based restaurant, we've always had a deep respect for local businesses in our community like Fosselman's that are as committed to quality as we are at Dog Haus," says Partner Hagop Giragossian, who oversees menu operations for the growing brand. "We've been scooping their ice cream at our original Hill Street location since our founding in 2010, but this will be a first for us in terms of introducing a whole new product from our hometown to all our restaurants. It's exciting to be able to bring something that's so specific to Los Angeles to communities beyond our county's border -- particularly as we continue to franchise and expand throughout the U.S."
With that introduction, Dog Haus will be debuting a classic vanilla soft serve available in a sugar cone or cup, as well as vanilla, salty caramel and dutch chocolate milk shakes that combine Fosselman's ice cream with the same base that's used to produce the soft serve. The end product? An ultra-indulgent shake that took the management and culinary teams at Dog Haus months of research and testing to develop with Fosselman's.
"We're looking forward to expanding our relationship with Dog Haus to bring our premium ice cream to our fans in an entirely different form than they've experienced before, while also reaching new audiences across the country," Says Co-owner John Fosselman. "It's an incredible opportunity to work with a growing brand that has so much hometown pride."
In addition to offering a free cone on Labor Day, during the month of September Dog Haus will host an "I Scream, You Scream for Fosselman's Ice Cream" contest on Facebook and Instagram. Guests will be invited to post videos screaming at the top of their lungs for an opportunity to win a free ice cream cone each week for a year at their local Dog Haus. Each store will select a winner based on entries submitted from September 1st and September 30th.
Dog Haus currently operates two company-owned locations in Pasadena, and eight franchise restaurants in Alhambra, Burbank, Canoga Park, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Thousand Oaks, West Covina, and Centennial, Colorado with plans for more than 100 franchise locations to open in six states.
Dog Haus is a craft casual hot dog concept known for its high quality hot dogs, sausages, burgers, shakes, and beer program that spotlights local brews. Founded by partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener with a passion for creativity, quality and commitment to community, the first Dog Haus opened in Pasadena, California in 2010. The fast casual concept has since made a name for itself with its signature 100% all-beef skinless Haus Dogs, Haus Sausages and 100% natural Black Angus beef burgers on grilled King’s Hawaiian Rolls. Open for lunch and dinner daily, guests can choose from signature Haus creations or customize their own from a selection of more than 40+ quality toppings. In addition to its eight franchise restaurants, Dog Haus currently operates two company-owned locations in Pasadena. For more information visit doghaus.com or find us on facebook, twitter or instagram at DogHausDogs.
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