Monday, 20 August 2018

The Explosion of ‘World Plant Milk Day’

The second annual World Plant Milk Day is August 22nd following huge success in 2017 with millions of people all over the world showing support for the campaign with the hashtag #WorldPlantMilkDay trending on Twitter.


Our meat-free fast food restaurant in Birmingham is celebrating with 20% off ‘Nice Shakes’ - our popular all-natural, dairy-free shakes. Choices include the most popular Cheeky Choco and the Raspberry Ripple, Peppermint Patty and Straight-Up Strawberry made from fresh fruits, plant-based milk and simply natural ingredients. All Nice Shakes are finished off with a swirl of dairy-free whipped cream.

Plant-based milks are really delicious and are worth a try! We decided to launch our Nice Shakes using a blend of soya milk at Not Dogs Birmingham and Chessington not only for veggies and vegans but for flexitarians and those who are lactose-intolerant too meaning no-one misses out. They are a big hit!


World Plant Milk Day celebrates the explosion in popularity of dairy-free milk alternatives and raises awareness of their many health, animal welfare and environmental benefits something which we happily align with; better fast food for us, animals and the planet.

According to Kantar Worldpanel, ’free from’ milk and cheese is up 10% year-on-year and in 2017, dairy-free cheese has grown an incredible 80% suggesting they are becoming a staple for consumers, and a trend that is here to stay. It’s not just the rise of vegetarianism and veganism that’s impacting on the shift but another group known as ‘flexitarians’ who reduce the amount of animal products in their diets, whether it be for one meal or a whole day.

The range of quality milk alternatives has grown massively; in the past six years, plant-based milk sales have doubled worldwide. The dairy industry contributes highly to climate change, making the simple switch to plant-based milk helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Soya milk, used at Not Dogs, is a great source of protein as it includes all nine essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein). It also helps boost calcium and iron levels as well as being a rich source of B vitamins. Choose the unsweetened versions to minimise added sugar.

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See you on the 22nd at Not Dogs Birmingham for 20% off!

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Big Not Dogs Fan? You Need to Win August's #SausageSelfie Competition!

Are you one of our biggest fans? Do you come and visit us often (yay!)? If that's a yes then you need to get your camera ready and take an epic #SausageSelfie because in August's #SausageSelfie competition you can win...


Yes, forever! You'll receive an exclusive personalised Not Dogs card that you can use at Not Dogs Birmingham or Chessington for life. 25% off Not Dogs, burgers, sides and shakes - who could ask for more!?

All you need to do is upload your picture tagging in #SausageSelfie on Twitter and/or Instagram in August and you’ll be in with the chance of winning 25% off Not Dogs for life - it’s that simple!


July’s Special Summer #SausageSelfie was so fun! Our winner below at Chessington World of Adventures has won a feast for four!


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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Celebrating the Great British Summer - it’s Picnic Time!

How lucky are we that here in the UK we've actually had an amazing summer so far! Who said you need loads of meaty treats to enjoy a summertime picnic?! We think these meat-free options to enjoy alfresco are even better!


Quorn Mini Sausages
These little ‘sausages’ are packed full of flavour and are perfect with your favourite picnic dip… Kickin’ Katie loves to dip hers in houmous!


Quorn Picnic Eggs
Embracing the meat-free life no longer means missing out on all those meaty treats… Quorn’s take on scotch eggs are perfect on a picnic! Pop one in your mouth, you won’t regret it!


Quorn Sausage Rolls

These. Are. Amazing! The Quorn ‘sausage’ we know and love all wrapped in flaky pasty is delicious. Smother them in your favourite sauce and you’re on to a winner!


All are available at your local supermarket and have passed our taste-test with flying colours! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018

The Not Dogs Club

We’d like to invite you to join our very special collection of Not Dogs fans who are as passionate as us about food that’s better for us, animals and the planet. 


It’s simple, all you need to do is join for free at www.notdogs.co.uk/club and each month we’ll send you a little letter filled with updates, exciting news and the latest Not Dogs happenings direct from Katie & Jane. Plus, with every newsletter you’ll get an exclusive offer that only our Club members can redeem in-store.

What are you waiting for? Head over to the website now to join! We look forward to seeing you soon!


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Monday, 16 July 2018

Not Dogs Summer #SausageShowcase - The Kickin’ Katie Nacho Dog

Summer is finally here and there is nothing more we enjoy than devouring a Kickin' Katie Nacho Dog in the summer sunshine!



Named after Not Dogs co-founder Katie who loves a bit of spice, the Kickin' Katie Nacho Dog is our second most popular Not Dog after The Original Frank. It’s especially a winner on hot, sunny days - the cooling guacamole, creamy cheese and spicy jalapenos work perfectly together with the added crunch of our crushed nachos!



You can get the Kickin’ Katie Nacho Dog (available veggie and vegan) from the Crew at Not Dogs Birmingham or Chessington World of Adventures - we promise you won’t be disappointed but we can’t promise you won’t become a Kickin’ Katie addict!

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Monday, 9 July 2018

Our Special Summer #SausageSelfie Competition!

It’s a special Summer #SausageSelfie competition this July - either upload your past #SausageSelfie pictures (we’d love to see old festival ones!) or take a new one and tag in #SausageSelfie across Twitter or Instagram for the chance to win… a little piece of sunshine for you and your favourites! 


This month’s winner can come along with three friends to pick one of our favourite summery Not Dogs or burgers to enjoy on-the-house! Choose from…

Kickin’ Katie Nacho Dog - house-made guac with grated cheddar, crushed nachos and vibrant jalapeƱos



Hello Houmous - creamy houmous topped with freshly roasted red peppers and smoked paprika


What the Duck Dog - shredded ‘duck’, refreshing cucumber and spring onions, crackers and a swirl of hoisin sauce


Chris-P Chicken Burger - breaded ‘chicken’ burger with Not Dogs mayo, crisp lettuce and smoked ‘bacon’




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Sunday, 1 July 2018

World Meat Free Week

Last week was World Meat Free Week and Not Dogs were (and still are!) proud to be a supporter of this fantastic campaign alongside many other fantastic brands.


The website www.worldmeatfreeday.com makes a really interesting visit…

Check out the sustainability calculator and calculate the impact of going meat-free. For example, if just you went meat-free one day a week (and we hope Not Dogs make that easier for you!) you’ll save the carbon equivalent of boiling 1,165 kettles!

Over on the recipe section you can enjoy our ‘Jamaican-Me-Crazy’ dog inspired by Jane’s visit to Jamaica a few years ago. Made with jalapeƱos, crispy lettuce, mango mayonnaise and jerk sauce, it will awaken your taste buds and bring a touch of the Jamaican sunshine to your BBQ! 

And of course, the blog is jam-packed with interesting information to make going meat-free any week of the year simple!

Reducing your meat intake for any amount of time - from one meal or one day to a whole week or month makes all the difference so we encourage you to continue 'World Meat Free Week' on into the future! Don't forget every Monday there's 20% off our 'Pizza Mark-herita Dog' in celebration of Meat-Free Monday at Not Dogs Birmingham!


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