Dat Dog Eyes the Tar Heel State for Expansion
New Orleans-based gourmet hot dog franchise seeks owners in North Carolina
September 27, 2019 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS - Dat Dog, a popular New Orleans franchise chain that specializes in gourmet hot dogs and sausages, has turned its attention towards North Carolina, and is looking to add locations in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Durham.
While there are no set locations at this point, CEO Paul Tuennerman believes the Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham markets can each hold up to two Dat Dog restaurants.
“Hot dogs are a staple of American cuisine,” said Tuennerman. “Dat Dog is unique because our menu offerings include traditional beef hot dogs, as well as options like crawfish, alligator, and vegan sausages. Charlotte, Raleigh, and Durham all have very exciting and active food scenes, which mesh perfectly with Dat Dog’s energetic atmosphere. We look forward to beginning our search for enthusiastic franchise partners to lead Dat Dog’s expansion into these markets.”
Dat Dog’s plans for expansion in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Durham are a part of Tuennerman’s growth plan for the brand throughout the Southern market. Tuennerman, a former executive with Raising Cane’s, has plenty of experience growing a restaurant brand and is primed to take Dat Dog to new heights. “This brand is something I am incredibly passionate about. I believe in our food, our vision, and our people. Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham are perfect for the Dat Dog food and culture.”
Founded in 2011, Dat Dog is a New Orleans culinary institution with a devoted following, an array of gourmet sausages, all-beef hot dogs, award-winning French Fries, premium spirits and a sampling of local craft beers, in a brightly colored, unpolished environment. Dat Dog also offers vegetarian and vegan options to accommodate each customer’s dietary needs. With more than 30 toppings available at no extra charge – including unconventional options like blackberry sauce, guacamole, chipotle mayo and crawfish etouffee –customers have the freedom to create their very own culinary masterpiece.
“Dat Dog is an energetic environment where amazing food combines with incredible staff to form a unique, unpolished environment. Our artfully crafted cuisine of hot dogs and sausages blend the soul of Louisiana with the sophistication of Europe. I know the Charlotte, Raleigh and Durham markets will fall in love with our quirky culture and our delicious hot dogs and sausages.”
Including a franchise fee of $50,000, the total investment necessary to begin operation of a Dat Dog franchise is between $992,000 and $2,800,000.
About Dat Dog
Founded in 2011 and franchising since 2017, Dat Dog is a New Orleans-based restaurant chain that specializes in gourmet hot dogs and sausages that can be dressed in a selection of over 30 different toppings. The critically acclaimed restaurant – touted by The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Food Network – currently has five locations open and operating in New Orleans and Texas, and has numerous other deals in various stages of development. For more information, please visit https://www.datdog.com/.
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