Dog Haus Signs 15-Unit Deal to Stream Absolute Würst in Maryland


Famous gourmet concept of hot dogs, sausages and burgers plans to open 15 locations by the end of 2027

Dog Haus Signs 15-Unit Deal to Stream Absolute Würst in MarylandWashington D.C. ( Dog House continues its rapid growth in 2022 as the award-winning concept aims for aggressive expansion into the Old Line State!

The acclaimed hot dog, sausage and burger concept today announced that the company has entered into an area development agreement with existing franchisees Faizan and Adila Khan to expand their portfolio with Dog Haus and open 15 locations over the next five next few years in several major cities in Maryland such as Annapolis, Baltimore, Columbia, Frederick and Germantown. Faizan Khan currently franchises three Dog Haus locations in the greater DC area in Bethesda, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring.

“We are thrilled to see Faizan and Adila building on their success with Dog Haus to expand across the state of Maryland,” said Erik Hartung, Director of Franchise Development for Dog Haus. “Faizan has been a very successful franchisee with Dog Haus entering the restaurant industry with an incredibly unique and effective business strategy. We look forward to seeing this growth unfold and bringing our unique creations to more markets at across this great state!”

With decades of experience in the technology industry, Faizan Khan has taken an analytical and data-driven approach to franchising. He was initially drawn to becoming a franchise operator with Dog Haus because of its differentiation from other concepts, the prospect of the brand’s high-potential market growth in Maryland, and the financial success achieved in other industries. other franchises.

“We are delighted to expand our partnership with Dog Haus,” said Faizan Khan. “We saw incredible numbers in our first three locations in the DC area, including an average $25 ticket across locations. So we decided it was the perfect time to introduce The Absolute Würst to more fans across the state. We look forward to expanding into so many new, fast-growing cities across Maryland!

Dog Haus has more than 50 restaurants open nationwide, with more than 20 currently in development. For more information on the franchise, visit For up-to-date location and brand information, visit or follow Dog Haus on Facebook, Twitter and instagram @DogHausDogs.

About Doghouse

Dog Haus is an award-winning concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers, fried and plant-based chicken offerings, creative full bar program, and absolute brands. Founded by longtime friends Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener, the first Dog Haus opened in Pasadena, California in 2010. Dog Haus has been honored with Restaurant News of the Nation’ prestigious MenuMasters Award and was nominated in Fast casual List of top 10 movers and shakers since 2020. The brand continues to garner critical acclaim for its signature all beef dogs and artisan sausages with no added nitrates, and 100% Black Angus beef burgers – all of which are made with hormones and antibiotics. – meatless and served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls. With its mission to sustainably feed everyone who walks through their doors, Dog Haus also offers a diverse line of plant-based burger, sausage and chicken creations. While establishing itself as a ‘haus’ name, the brand has helped raise enough funds through its innovative collaboration with celebrity chefs to feed over two million children in need through its national charity partner No Kid Hungry. For up-to-date location and brand information, visit or follow Dog Haus on Facebook, Twitter and instagram @DogHausDogs.

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