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- 2023 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
- Initial investment
$306K - $1.1M
- Units as of 2022
55 66.7% over 3 years
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Dog Haus franchise.
Dog Haus Worldwide is a casual craft concept that serves hot dogs, beef burgers, handcrafted sausages, local craft beers, and fried chicken sandwiches.
Longtime friends Quasim Riaz, Hagop Giragossian, and Andre Vener founded Dog Haus Worldwide in 2010 in California. The company has become well-known for its gourmet signature all-beef dogs and one bad Mutha Clucka. The brand uses antibiotic and hormone-free meat to make its fried chicken sandwiches. To chase it down, a tap list of craft beers is available for guests.
Dog Haus Worldwide has worked to ensure that there is something for everyone by offering sausage proteins and plant-based burgers for vegetarians. To give back to the community, Dog Haus Worldwide works closely with a nonprofit, No Kid Hungry, to eradicate childhood hunger. An ideal franchisee is an individual with previous restaurant or business experience who is willing to put in the work with the brand's business model.
Why You May Want to Start a Dog Haus Worldwide Franchise
What makes Dog Haus Worldwide a leader in the casual craft industry is its unmatched customer service and terrific menu offerings. Over time, the brand has perfected the art of building and maintaining a solid connection with guests and the communities at large. The company offers strong corporate support for its franchisees.
What Might Make a Dog Haus Worldwide a Good Choice?
The fast-casual industry is one of the more lucrative in the United States. By investing in this franchise, you may get the opportunity to make your mark in this industry. The brand has streamlined its operations to ensure that franchised locations remain scalable in any area within the U.S.
Dog Haus Worldwide has carved out a niche market for its quality products through its commitment to customer satisfaction. This means that franchisees may have customers throughout the year. If you think this is all hype for the brand, visit any franchised location, and you may notice customer traffic is high all day long.
To be part of the Dog Haus Worldwide team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising, royalty, and potential renewal fees.
How To Open a Dog Haus Worldwide Franchise
As you decide if opening a Dog Haus Worldwide franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Dog Haus Worldwide franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.
Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the Dog Haus Worldwide franchising team questions.
About Dog Haus
- Franchising Since
- 2013 (10 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is offering new franchisees throughout the US.
- # of Units
- 55 (as of 2022)
Information for Franchisees
Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Dog Haus franchise.
Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees
Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.
- Initial Franchise Fee
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $306,248 - $1,090,187
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
- Third Party Financing
- Dog Haus has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
- On-The-Job Training
- 95 hours
- Classroom Training
- 36 hours
- Ongoing Support
NewsletterMeetings & ConventionsToll-Free LineGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresLease NegotiationField OperationsSite SelectionProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Co-op AdvertisingAd TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
Definition: Absentee ownership means that the franchisee does not actively work in the franchise business or manage day-to-day operations.
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
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