Flexibility: Medium

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: If you’re looking for a business opportunity that’s delicious and all-the-rage, you may want to end up in the Dog Haus.

Amava Take: Dog Haus serves craft-casual gourmet hot dogs, sausages and burgers, premium shakes, soft-serve ice cream and local beer. With over 130 franchises sold, Dog Haus is a place where freshly made food and a fun environment are combined into a high-quality fast casual dining experience. Guests keep coming back for more and tell their friends. With plant-based options and proprietary combinations, there’s something for everyone at Dog Haus. If you can get behind the mission of uncompromisingly fresh, quality food and excellent service in a clean, energetic, and fun environment, find out what the glowing press is about and consider partnering with the Absolute Würst Franchise. Prime territories are moving fast.

From the Front Lines:

What kinds of people make successful Dog Haus owners?

People with franchise or restaurant experience are strongly preferred, but those with business experience and/or meaningful leadership experience may qualify. Either the franchisee or operator must have knowledge of and/or experience with restaurant operations.

Does the Dog Haus team provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program which includes 149 in-store and 29 classroom hours.

What’s a typical initial investment? 

Dog Haus has a franchise fee of up to $35,000, with a total initial investment range of $378,000-$543,900 for the Standard Dog Haus and $569,000 to $949,100 for a Dog Haus Biergarten.

From the Trenches:  

What interests you most about owning a Dog Haus?

It’s a fun, fresh place that attracts interesting guests and it’s easy to find employees because of the positive vibe.

Does Dog Haus support Amava Members when they start out?

Yes! The Director of Development will speak directly to prospective franchisees and lay out the plan from there if it’s a fit. 

What’s the best part of doing this work?

In a dog eat dog world, it’s great to have my own Dog Haus. 

Special Requirements: Opening a Dog Haus franchise requires investing your time, expertise, passion and finances, as well as a commitment to your community. Dog Haus Franchisees should have cash, assets and net worth exceeding $1,000,000 to finance their operations.

Setting it Up: If you want to be in the Dog Haus, you know what to do.