Dat Dog Enterprises

Founded in 2011 and franchising since 2017, New Orleans-based Dat Dog has garnered a cult following of customers drawn to the brand’s vibrant atmosphere, local beer, late-night hours and, of course, its hot dogs. The menu features a slew of gourmet sausages made from crawfish, alligator, chicken, hamburger, and duck, in addition to the traditional beef wiener. The more than 30 toppings available at no extra charge – including unconventional options like blackberry sauce, guacamole, Sriracha mayo and crawfish etouffee – allow customers to create their very own “jazz improvisation in a bun.”

The restaurant also offers vegetarian and vegan sausage options, in addition to a hot dog wrapped in a lettuce leaf instead of a traditional bun for carb avoiders.

The critically acclaimed restaurant – touted by The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Food Network – currently has five locations open and operating in Louisiana and nearly 30 additional locations in various stages of development.

Address: 5030 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

Phone: 504-418-5456

Website: http://www.datdog.com/

Email: William (Bill) DiPaola; bill@datdog.com

Startup Cost: Including a franchise fee of $50,000, the total investment necessary to begin operation of a Dat Dog franchise is between $475,405 and $927,675.


5030 Freret Street
New Orleans
Nature of Business: 
hot dog and sausage restaurant chain
Initial Fee: 
Minimum Investment: 
$475,405 - $927,675