Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Not Dogs Sausage Showcase: Plain Jane

Our first ever Not Dog, the Plain Jane is actually not so plain! It just happened that Not Dogs co-founder Jane enjoys a simple Not Dog and the 'Plain Jane' was created in her honour!

Not Dog topped with Heinz Ketchup and French's Mustard

Plain Jane
At Not Dogs we only use quality ingredients, things we use ourselves at home and we knew when creating the simplest of Not Dogs that high quality was key which is why we're passionate about both Heinz and French's. 

We did try various tomato ketchups and different types of mustards but these two were the perfect combination on the Plain Jane. It's fantastic when customers who may be a little wary of mustard try French's on the Plain Jane and just love it! Plus, the red and yellow look great together - another important part of creating the perfect Not Dog every time!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Monday, 19 February 2018

Not Dogs’ Daily Promotions

We love to do things a bit differently at Not Dogs and we love to treat our customers so we’ve introduced a number of daily promotions that we hope you’ll all love to use! Here they all are…

Meat Free Monday
Our newest Not Dog is now available - the Pizza Mark-herita! Dog topped with house-made marinara sauce, mozzarella and fresh basil and every Monday to celebrate Meat Free Monday we’re giving you 20% off!

Two for Tuesday*
We created Not Dogs as a place where we could enjoy eating delicious food together so we’re really excited about ‘Two for Tuesday’ - buy any Not Dog between 4 and 8pm and get the Plain Jane for free! How about enjoy the Kickin’ Katie Nacho Dog and then receive Kickin’ Katie’s perfect partner the Plain Jane for free!?

*To claim this offer, show the image to a Crew Member when you order at Not Dogs Birmingham 

Winning Wednesdays
Now this is something special… every Wednesday our ‘winning wheel’ comes out and you can take a spin! From 10% off to free sides, Not Dogs’ merchandise to the big one - Not Dogs for Life - what will you land on!?

Thirsty Thursdays*
All day, every Thursday, buy a Not Dog or burger with a side and you can grab a drink from the chiller for free! Take your pick from Evian fruit water (our favourite) to your traditional favourites… whatever you choose is good with us!

*To claim this offer, show the image to a Crew Member when you order at Not Dogs Birmingham 

Sampling Sunday
On Sundays the Not Dogs Crew gets out onto LinkStreet with some tasty treats for you to try! We know that once you have a bite of our delicious dogs or juicy burgers you’ll want more but the test is in the tasting! We don’t just sample the food but you can get a taste of our Nice Shakes too!

Don’t forget to mention the daily deal to a Crew Member when you order at the Not Dogs till. Enjoy! 

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Katie & Jane 

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The Month of Love = a Double #SausageSelfie Competition!

February, the month of love, is one of our favourites of the year so to celebrate it's a double #SausageSelfie competition this month!

We’re looking for the most loved-up ‘couple’ selfies in this month’s #SausageSelfie competition! Whether you’re best friends, work colleagues or family - customers can snap their selfie at Not Dogs Birmingham and post it using the hashtag #SausageSelfie across Twitter and/or Instagram for a chance to win… 

A Double Not Dogs Feast on the House!

January's winner brighten up our social media feed with this fantastic #SausageSelfie so give it your best and get sharing those double smiles! They are now the proud owner of some Not Dogs merchandise!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Monday, 5 February 2018

Meat Free Monday & Not Dogs Introduce… The Pizza Mark-herita Dog!

Last summer, we joined forces with Meat Free Monday the campaign created by Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney to introduce a brand new hotdog to the Not Dogs menu… ‘The Meat Free Mondog’ and it’s finally nearly here!

Invented by Not Dogs fan Iona Hodson, picked by the Meat Free Monday team and lovingly named by us after Mark - the husband of Not Dogs co-founder Jane, we know this new Not Dog will go down a treat and we cannot wait for it to launch on Monday 12th February - just in time for Valentine’s Day!

The Pizza Mark-herita Dog is topped with marinara sauce, a sprinkle of grated cheese and finished with fresh basil. Our kitchen Crew have been hard at work perfecting the recipe and we have to say we think it’ll steal a ‘pizza’ your heart - get it!? ;)

The Meat Free Monday team said, “MFM loved the creative ideas suggested for the new Meat Free Mondog!  We chose the Pizza Margarita Dog due to its originality, the way it would add an Italian option to the Not Dogs already quite international menu, because of its flexibility (different toppings, vegan option) and because we think pizza spicing and a veggie sausage would make a tasty combination.”

It is available vegetarian and vegan, as with all our menu items, aside from the Cha-Cha Chilli.

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Not Dogs. Delivered

One of our goals for Not Dogs is to get our delicious fare to as many people as possible. When we opened our first fast-casual restaurant in Birmingham we knew we wanted to offer a delivery service so that customers could enjoy Not Dogs at home as well as in the Bullring.

A year on and Not Dogs are available on both Deliveroo and UberEATS! We still get over-excited seeing the iPad ping to tell us someone’s ordered a Not Dogs feast and always write a special message with each order.

Whenever we post about ‘Not Dogs Delivered’ on social media we get lots of replies asking when we’ll be available all over the country and believe us, we promise, we’re working hard at getting Not Dogs to even more of you.

In the meantime, our Birmingham customers can check us out on Deliveroo and UberEATS.

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs (from the comfort of your own home!)

Katie & Jane

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Happy New Year - Happy New #SausageSelfie Competition!

We picked this little gem on Twitter to win our December #SausageSelfie competition who snapped a 'selfie' while enjoying his What the Duck Not Dog in Birmingham. He wins a New Year's feast for two!

Sausage Selfie

Now onto January's competition... we're mixing things up this month - by uploading your best #SausageSelfie with the hashtag you'll be in with the chance of winning...

A unisex 'No Plain Jane' sweater to be precise available in grey, white, purple or orange. Simply uploading your #SausageSelfie this December on Instagram or Twitter for the chance to win!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

HBD Not Dogs Birmingham!

We cannot believe we’re a year old this week! It feels like only yesterday we were opening the doors and anxiously standing, hoping that someone would like the look of our new restaurant and come and visit us!

Thankfully, you did… over 100,000 of you this year! We are beyond proud to know that customers enjoy Not Dogs and love it so much that you return to us regularly and chat to us on social media every day (which we have so much fun with!).


When people ask us ‘how’s the restaurant doing?’ we always say ‘very well thank you!’ but actually every day is different… some days are the most stressful of our lives, some are the happiest knowing we are breaking through barriers, some days we’re feeling overwhelmed with so many new things to tackle and learn and some we feel we can take over the world!

On our first Birmingham birthday, we want to thank each and every one of you for stepping foot into Not Dogs. Thank you for taking the time out of your lives to feedback on what you love or what you would like to see more of.  You’ve helped us learn and grow while running our first restaurant and taking Not Dogs to the next level and to so many more people.

Thank you for all the words of encouragement and positive thoughts. To know that something we created out of our minds one day in December 2013 now makes thousands of people happy is all we’ve ever really wanted!

Finally, thank you to our hard-working Not Dogs Crew who have been brave enough to come along on this journey with us and are integral to Not Dogs every single day.

As usual, if you ever want to get in touch with us, please do at - all emails come through to us directly & we read every single one! 

Here’s to 2018, may it be the best yet!

Katie & Jane

Katie and Jane

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs