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

Monday, 4 December 2017

December Has Arrived and So Has Our Newest #SausageSelfie Competition!

We are so excited for Christmas at Not Dogs and of course loving our unique Christmas Menu! Now without trying to think too far ahead, we're here to make January a little bit happier for you with our December #SausageSelfie competition! You can win...

A New Year's Feast at Not Dogs for you and a friend!

Combat the post-Christmas New Year blues with something to look forward to by simply uploading your #SausageSelfie this December on Instagram or Twitter for the chance to win!

Look forward to seeing lots of you over the festive season!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Monday, 27 November 2017

It’s Here… the First Not Dogs Christmas Menu

We are so excited to present to you the special Not Dogs Christmas menu filled with our favourite Christmas treats with a Not Dogs twist.

Christmas Menu

It’s been a long time in the making but with the help of our fantastic Crew you can enjoy this special menu from 1st December (until 31st).

We really hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it!

Santa’s Stilton Surprise

Not Dog topped with house-made Christmas-spiced caramelised red onions finished with a sprinkling of crumbled stilton

This recipe was a big hit at the Oxford Christmas Market which we did for two years running. We love the mix of warm, spiced onions with the sharp, creamy stilton.

Santa's Stilton Surprise
Burger with Bells On!

‘Chicken’ burger topped with fresh spinach, sage and onion stuffing, house-made cranberry sauce and a dash of Not Dogs’ mayonnaise

A Christmas burger is something we’ve both wanted to do for a long time so we are so excited for you to try it! We wanted to recreate all the delicious Christmas dinner tastes in a burger and offer something extra special to our fantastic customers.

Vegetarian Vegan Christmas Burger

The Gingerbread Cream Shake

Deliciously creamy gingerbread Nice Shake topped with cream and your own little gingerbread man! It's pretty amazing even if we do say so ourselves so much so we already want it to stay all year 'round!

Gingerbread Cream Shake

- All our Christmas items are available vegan -

Merry Christmas! With love from Katie & Jane

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Monday, 13 November 2017

One Day a Week with Meat Free Monday

We were fortunuate to be invited to London by the McCartney family, founders of the not-for-profit campaign Meat Free Monday, to the screening of their short film focusing on the huge contributor to climate change – animal agriculture.

The afternoon started with Paul and Mary McCartney introducing us to the film which describes how the beauty of the planet only exists through a balance of climatic conditions - a balance we are dangerously disrupting through our desire for animal products. 

Meat Free Monday

The curtains went back and the film started which features amazing, powerful imagery of our beautiful planet and unfortunately some of the industries which are destroying it with appearances from Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone… you can watch the short film here:

Meat Free Monday

The hashtag #OneDayAWeek to go with the short film really sums it up - just taking a break from eating meat for one day a week helps to slow climate change, conserve precious natural resources and improves your health (bonus!). We created Not Dogs so that those who are reducing their meat intake don’t miss favourite treats - so it really is that easy!

“There’s a simple but significant way to help protect the planet and all its inhabitants”, says Paul McCartney. “And it starts with just one day a week. One day without eating animal products can have a huge impact in helping maintain that delicate balance that sustains us all.”
Meat Free Monday

With guests such as Joanna Lumley, Vivienne Westwood and Chris Evans in one tiny little cinema in Soho we felt so proud to be among such people who are making a difference to our planet through personal and business projects… the fact that Not Dogs, Kickin’ Katie & Plain Jane were there alongside them was just fantastic.

Here’s a few facts on why #OneDayAWeek
  • It can take 2,350 litres of fresh water – that’s about 30 bathtubs! – to produce just one beef burger
  • An area of rainforest the size of a hundred football pitches is cut down every hour to create room for grazing cattle
  • A third of all cereal crops, and more than 95 per cent of soy, is turned into feed for farmed animals

We hope you enjoy the film as much as us! Get sharing and have a try of cutting out meat for just #OneDayAWeek!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs (every day of the week!)

Katie & Jane

Meat Free Monday

Monday, 6 November 2017

Big Not Dogs Fan? You Need to Win November'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 November's #SausageSelfie competition you can win...

25% off Not Dogs... for life!

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

Not Dogs

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

Not Dogs

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Monday, 23 October 2017

Introducing… The Meat Free Mondog!

Not Dogs

Over the 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’. Now, the tasty winner has been selected…

The Pizza Margarita Dog by Iona Hodson

Not Dog in a toasted bun topped with marinara sauce, a sprinkle of grated cheese and finished with fresh basil… a simple, delicious Italian-inspired dog!

Iona had clearly done her research saying that her recipe expands on the diversity of the current menu with the Kickin’ Katie Nacho Dog, The Original Frank, Cha-Cha Chilli Dog and Ticklish Tikka all representing different cultures.

Such a great inspiration for us and the Not Dogs Crew to get in the kitchen to produce the perfect Pizza Dog!

Meat Free Monday

The runners up are…

BLT by Michaela Williams

Cheezy Mac Dog by Amy Pople

We have dreamt of teaming up with Meat Free Monday ever since we first created Not Dogs selling all of our unique creations from our little purple zig-zagged food truck. Meat Free Monday has been important to both of us personally for many years. We were excited to see so many exciting and innovative creations already so thank you to all the Meat Free Monday fans that entered the competition.

Launched by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney in 2009, Meat Free Monday is a not-for-profit campaign which aims to raise awareness of the detrimental environmental impact of eating meat, and to encourage people to help slow climate change, preserve precious natural resources and improve their health by having at least one meat free day each week. Find out more and get involved at:

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.  The runners up – the BLT and Cheezy Mac Dog – were great too and we hope they make an appearance on the menu in the future!”

Now we’re off to the kitchen to perfect the winning Not Dog - oh and of course, come up with a unique name - Not Dogs style!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs