Dog Haus Brings the Absolute WÜRST to Corona On April 8th

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Acclaimed gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept to welcome locals to the Haus with a free hot dog on opening day with weekend sales benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire.

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Guests can stop by from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 8 to enjoy a free Haus Dog from a selection of Dog Haus’ seven hot dog creations.

Dog Haus, the celebrated Los Angeles-based concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers and one-of-a-kind creations, will open its first Inland Empire location on Friday, April 8th in Corona offering free Haus dogs all day. Additionally, weekend proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire, with five percent of all sales on Saturday and Sunday (April 9 and 10) going to the organization.

Located at 350 N. McKinley Ave., the new restaurant will be franchisee Lisa Chau and her brother Michael’s first location with the emerging restaurant brand, which was originally founded in 2010 by Partners Hagop Giragossian, André Vener, and Quasim Riaz, to recapture the nostalgic childhood experience of eating a hot dog.

“We are so excited to bring the Inland Empire’s very first Dog Haus right here in Corona,” said franchisee Lisa Chau, who is opening the restaurant with her brother, Michael. “Both Michael and I are very committed to making this restaurant an important part of the community and we are happy to be teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire during our inaugural weekend in what we hope will be the first of many opportunities to help local organizations.”

As part of Dog Haus' introduction to the area and its surroundings, guests can stop by from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, April 8 to enjoy a free Haus Dog from a selection of Dog Haus’ seven hot dog creations featuring signature all beef skinless dogs served on grilled Hawaiian rolls. Options will include fan favorites like Sooo Cali, with wild arugula, tomato, crispy onions, spicy basil aioli and avocado; Downtown Dog, featuring a smoked bacon wrapped dog topped with caramelized onions, roasted bell peppers, mayo, mustard, and ketchup; or The Cowboy, with white American cheese, smoked bacon, BBQ sauce, and crispy onions.

Dog Haus' full menu includes gourmet dogs, sausages, burgers, corn dogs, sides, shakes, and beer. Other Haus items include The Fonz, which partners a spicy Italian sausage with pastrami and melted mozzarella; while Das Brat features a bratwurst with caramelized onions, sauerkraut, white American cheese, and whole grain mustard aioli. Haus Burgers run the gamut from the trademarked The Freiburger®, with white American cheese, a fried egg, Haus slaw, fries and mayo; to Holy Aioli, with white American cheese, caramelized onions, smoked bacon, and garlic aioli.

Lighter eaters and kids can indulge in smaller-sized portions – the dog slider is made with a signature all beef skinless mini dog, Haus made cheese sauce, and bacon; the burger slider has just the right amount of caramelized onions, white American cheese, and mayo; while the corn dog slider features a signature all beef skinless mini dog dipped in Haus made root beer batter. Equal attention is paid to the quality-driven sides, like chili cheese tots or fries with Haus made cheese sauce, cheddar cheese, Haus chili, and green onions; beer-battered onion rings; and sweet potato fries. Save room for dessert and finish off the meal with a Fosselman’s premium ice cream soft serve.

Diners can complement their meals with a can of red or white wine, or imbibe from a selection of draught and canned craft beer options. Each canned brew will be served in a Dog Haus koozie, a nod to backyard BBQs; alternatively, all those with a classic PBR craving can get their lager fix with a brown paper bag-wrapped can.

The fast-casual concept, designed to elevate the nostalgic experience of eating that quintessential hot dog or burger, combines this nostalgia with the contemporary aesthetic of its modern industrial space. After ordering at the counter, diners can grab a barstool at the communal tables with exposed I-beams or claim a seat at one of the reclaimed wood and steel tables with benches that boast playful phrases, such as “Nice Buns,” throughout the restaurant. The restaurant is the perfect setting to watch your favorite team play on any of the flat screen TVs or step outside and enjoy your dog on the patio tables.

“Lisa and Michael have been an incredible team to work with for this store opening and truly understand this brand and what we stand for,” said Riaz. “We can’t wait to bring The Absolute Würst to the Corona community and help support an essential charity throughout opening weekend!”

The new restaurant, located at 350 N. McKinley Ave., #102, will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 951-279-HAUS or visit, and follow Dog Haus Corona on Facebook at to stay up to date on all location specific happenings.

About Dog Haus
Dog Haus is a craft casual hot dog concept known for its gourmet takes on hot dogs, sausages and burgers; premium shakes and soft-serve ice cream; and beer program that spotlights local brews. Founded by partners Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener, three friends who share a passion for creativity, quality and commitment to community, the first Dog Haus opened in Pasadena, California in 2010. The fast casual concept has since garnered critical acclaim and national attention for its signature all beef skinless Haus Dogs, Haus Sausages and premium Haus Burgers made with a proprietary grind of chuck and brisket, all served on grilled Hawaiian rolls. Open for lunch and dinner daily, guests can choose from signature, one-of-kind Haus creations or customize their own from a selection of more than 30+ quality toppings. Dog Haus currently has plans for more than 125 franchise locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Washington D.C. For more information visit or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at DogHausDogs.


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