Dog Haus has executed an area development agreement with Bhawesh and Shivani Malhotra to open three Dog Haus Biergarten restaurants in Alabama, which will feature hot dogs and sausages free of all added nitrates and nitrites, burgers made from Black Angus, certified humanely raised, a well as all-natural chicken breast with no hormones and no antibiotics.
The concept also has a bar program offering over 24 beers on tap, bottles and cans, plus a variety of Haus creation cocktails curated by Mixologist Phil Wills.
“We’re thrilled to be working with a family like the Malhotra’s that is dedicated to making our entry into Alabama a success,” Dog Haus Executive Vice President of Franchise Development Erik Hartung said in a company press release. “The Southeast is a new territory for us, but one that is a fantastic fit for our sense of food, fun and hospitality. We’re known nationally as a great place to get over-the-top food items, great beer and watch a game, so it is a perfect fit for SEC Country! “
After a long career in the auto industry, Bhawesh Malhotra is on the executive team at a growing modular building company. His wife, Shivani, is a restaurant expert with experience working in many different roles in the industry.
“We have been wanting to build something of our own for some time and Dog Haus was the best opportunity to do that,” Bhawesh Malhotra said in the release. “It’s a brand that can’t be beaten with how it supports its franchisees, encourages local fundraising opportunities and strives for each location to develop a deep connection to the community with the personality of a local, family-run business.”
The first Dog Haus opened in Pasadena, California in 2010,