Live Nation Venue Spotlight: Dog Haus

Live Nation Venue Spotlight: Dog Haus

Celebrate National Hot Dog Day with Live Nation’s favorite gourmet hot dogs and learn how to make the perfect dog at home

Live entertainment and food… They go together like mustard on a hot dog. In honor of National Hot Dog Day, Live Nation is introducing our venue’s partner, DogHaus. Founded 10 years ago in Pasadena, CA by three friends, Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and Andre Vener, DogHaus specializes in world-class gourmet dogs, sausages and burgers. Live Nation joined forces with DogHaus in 2019 to bring its one-of-a-kind dogs to our amphitheaters across the country. 

Meet Adam Gertler, the company’s Würstmacher. He’s going to share a little taste of what fans can expect at future amphitheater shows and how you can bring Dog Haus into your home. Recipes down below.

Now that you’ve met Adam and seen how they make their dogs, you understand what makes Dog Haus so special. They’ve taken that childhood love of hotdogs to a new level—and they share that fun and enjoyment with hot dog lovers of all ages.The company has garnered critical acclaim and national attention for its signature all beef Haus Dogs and handcrafted proprietary Haus Sausages, as well as its 100% genetically tested, humanely raised, hormone- and antibiotic-free Black Angus beef from Creekstone Farms. All of their dogs, sausages and burgers are served on grilled King's Hawaiian rolls and guests can choose from signature, one-of-kind Haus creations or customize their own from a wide array of unique toppings. The company was awarded Nation’s Restaurant News’ prestigious Menu Trendsetter award, and named #3 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers & Shakers for 2019. And if you look at their Instagram, you’ll understand why. Scrolling through their feed makes us hungry. 

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Like Live Nation, Dog Haus is leading the way in the virtual space. The founders of Dog Haus recently created and rolled out The Absolute Brands, offering people more of what they love in the comfort of their own homes. By utilizing virtual kitchen spaces, The Absolute Brands can cook and deliver its food outside the four walls of a traditional restaurant setting, servicing today’s hungry and convenience-driven consumer, when and where they want to enjoy a quality meal. The company have also launched three concepts – Bad Mutha Clucka, Bad-Ass Breakfast Burritos and Plant B – ensuring communities have access to great culinary experiences from the safety and comfort of their own homes. 

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The company is passionate about more than just food. Their mission is giving and as they like to say, “eat well, do good.” Dog Haus hosts community fundraisers and partnered with No Kid Hungry to provide over 1 million meals to children living with food insecurity. In addition, they’ve also helped people get back to work by providing franchising opportunities to entrepreneurs across the country. Instead of just buying into one brick and mortar concept, franchisees are able to serve its communities with multiple chef-driven dining options through its virtual brands. 

For more information or to find a Dog Haus near you visit and follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter


4 all beef hot dogs
4 King's Hawaiian hot dog buns (made from 3 attached King's Hawaiian rolls each) sliced 2/3 down the middle
¼ cup butter, softened
1 cup Haus chili, see recipe below
½ cup cheese sauce, see recipe below
¼ cup diced onions
1. Grill hot dogs over medium heat on grill or in a frying pan until nicely browned and hot
2. Spread bread butter on the sliced side of buns and toast over medium-high heat
3. Place hot dog in the bun; top with ¼ cup chili
4. Ladle desired amount of cheese sauce over chili (more cheese = sloppier = more delicious)
5. Top each dog with 1Tbsp diced  onions.
4 Dogs

½ cup onions, diced
1 lb. ground beef
1-3 chipotles in adobo
1.6 oz tomato paste
3.2 oz beef stock
1.7 oz chili seasoning mix
1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium high heat, add oil
2. Add onions and sauté until translucent
3. Add ground beef and chipotles breaking beef and chiles down into very small chunks; increase heat to high; cook until beef is browned
4. Reduce heat to medium; add tomato paste and beef stock; cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently
5. Add chili seasoning and reduce temperature to low; cook for another 15 minutes, stirring frequently so chili doesn't burn on the bottom

1 lb. Velveeta® cheese
1 cup half and half
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, heat all ingredients and stir until smooth

4 all beef hot dogs
4 slices bacon
4 King's Hawaiian hot dog buns (made from 3 attached King's Hawaiian rolls each), sliced 2/3 down the middle
½ cup softened butter, divided
2 cups diced onions
½ cup pickled red peppers, such as Peppadew
¼ cup yellow mustard
¼ cup ketchup
½ cup mayonnaise
1. Cook onions ¼ cup butter and diced onions over medium heat for 45 minutes or until deep golden brown,  jammy and sweet; stir often; season with salt and pepper
2. Wrap each hot dog with a slice of bacon
3. Grill hot dogs, bacon seam side down, over medium heat on grill or in a frying pan until 160° internal temperature is reached and bacon is well browned and crispy
4. Spread remaining ¼ cup butter on sliced side of buns and toast over medium high heat
5. Place hot dog in bun; top with caramelized onions and pickled peppers
6. Squeeze mayonnaise back and forth in a zig zag pattern across top of dog, creating 8 points
7. Squeeze a line of ketchup and a line of mustard along the length of the dog on top of mayonnaise
8. Serve
4 Dogs

Please note: all recipes above adapted for home use.

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