Acclaimed gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept raises funds for No Kid Hungry with launch of Blackberry Beret and Island in the Sun, available April 1 through May 31
That’s right. The award-winning gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept is expanding its already extensive bar program by teaming up with celebrity mixologists every couple months to craft limited-time items showcasing their own elite, exceptional style. To kick off Dog Haus’ 2022 Mixologist Collaboration, Wills, who earned notoriety by starring on TV’s Bar Rescue, created two unique cocktails:
- Blackberry Beret – Blackberry mint, simple syrup, lemon juice, bitters and well bourbon poured over fresh ice and topped with soda water, garnished with mint sprig and a lemon wheel.
- Island in the Sun – Passionfruit pineapple, orange bitters and sparkling white wine, stirred and garnished with a half orange slice and a cherry.
These limited-time cocktails are available at Dog Haus Biergarten locations nationwide April 1 through May 31. For each purchase of Blackberry Beret and Island in the Sun, Dog Haus will donate $1 to its national charity partner, No Kid Hungry, whose mission is to end childhood hunger in America.
“We’ve really elevated our full bar program over the past few years to become something guests can’t find anywhere else,” said Dog Haus Partner André Vener. “It’s a distinct aspect of our concept that not only rounds out Dog Haus’ experience but also sets us apart from other fast-casual brands. We’re thrilled to reunite with our friend, Phil Wills, to continue evolving our best-in-class creative mixology program while supporting No Kid Hungry’s mission.”
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 10 Movers and Shakers list since 2020. 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. While striving to establish itself as a “haus”-hold name, the brand has helped raise enough funds from its innovative collaboration with high-profile chefs to feed over two million kids in need through its national charity partner No Kid Hungry. For up-to-date location and brand information, visit
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About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 4 kids could face hunger. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.
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