Monday, 20 February 2017

#SausageShowcase on the 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!

Quorn Bratwurst topped with Heinz Ketchup and French's Mustard

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

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

The Lowdown on the Not Dogs Menu

Our little restaurant in Birmingham’s Bullring has now been open for 8 weeks and we’ve been so lucky to welcome lots of Not Dogs customers through the doors to enjoy our menu items. Over the short amount of time we’ve been open we love to listen to our fans and are planning on expanding the menu but, for now, we thought we’d share a few highlights…

The Secret Stars!
Alongside our original Not Dogs menu of six different Not Dogs, we have a few items which are just too good to miss…

Loaded Waffle Fries - our tasty, lightly seasoned baked potato lattices are even better fully loaded with… 
Kickin’ Katie Nacho Dog (guacamole, grated cheddar, nachos and jalapeƱos)
The Original Frank (Heinz Ketchup, French’s Mustard, American cheese sauce and house-made beer-fried onions)
Hello Houmous (houmous, roasted red peppers and smoked paprika)
Cha-Cha Chilli (house-made chilli-con-carne)
Ticklish Tikka (vegan tikka masala with crushed popadoms and coriander)

Beau the Banana Brioche Dog - as a light, sweet option, the little Beau Dog features a freetrade banana in a steamed brioche bun topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and sprinkles of gold stars

The Vegan Range
Across the menu we’ve made sure our vegan friends are not left out so, choose from…

The Vegan Dog - our must-try, lightly smoked seitan-based hotdog topped with ‘veganized’ toppings such as…
Kickin’ Katie Nacho Dog and The Original Frank (drop the cheese), Plain Jane, Hello Houmous or our favourite the Ticklish Tikka made with vegan pieces in a house-made, creamy coconut masala sauce

The Gluten-Free Options
Of course, we want everyone to be able to enjoy Not Dogs so we’ve introduced a gluten-free wrap to replace our toasted hotdog bun for a gluten-free option. We’re working on getting a tasty gluten-free bun but the wrap is a nice, lighter option anyway. As well as that, there’s no nuts of the menu at Not Dogs and we offer options with no dairy too!

Depending on what delicious toppings you pick, our rather large Not Dogs range from 340 calories and go up to 545 calories. Sides come in at 300 calories a portion and our ‘sweet treat’ Beau the Banana Brioche Dog just 230 calories.

We’re looking forward to adding lots more yummy Not Dogs menu items soon!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Not Dogs' #SausageSelfie Competition

One of our favourite things has been collecting hundreds of #SausageSelfie pictures at various festivals and pop-ups up and down the country and now… we’d like to extend the tradition at our first restaurant in Birmingham’s Bullring! 

Post your #SausageSelfie (it doesn’t have to be a selfie, just a photo of you, you and your friends, family, even your dog enjoying a Not Dog or another one of our menu items), tag us in across social media using the hashtag #SausageSelfie and each month we’ll pick our favourite to win a prize!

We’ll mix up the prizes but whether it’s a meal at Not Dogs on us, an exclusive Not Dogs apron or an invite to one of our parties, we’re sure it’ll be worth it!

Look forward to seeing your #SausageSelfie faces!

Not Dogs’ #SausageSelfie Competition Terms & Conditions

The Not Dogs #sausageselfie is open to all UK and Ireland residents. To apply you must be aged 16 and over.
No purchase necessary. Simply enter the competition in accordance with instructions on the Not Dogs Twitter, Facebook & Instagram accounts:

The competition will run from Tuesday 24th January.

Only correct entries completed on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram will be valid. Any application containing incorrect or incomplete information will be invalid and will not be considered.

1 x winner overall will be announced monthly across Not Dogs social media channels.

The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be required to provide their postal addresses and/or email addresses in order to receive the prize. Until Not Dogs receive this, no prize will be awarded. If the winner does not provide this within 3 months of them (the winner) being announced, the prize will be forfeited.

By entering the competition you grant permission for Not Dogs to use any photographs and/or videos submitted of you in print and/or online, this includes for any marketing activities after the competition has ended and in future activity.

Not Dogs reserves the right to publicise the name for each of the winners.

In the event of any prize not being available for whatever reason, Not Dogs may offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value and quality.

Any prizes unclaimed after reasonable efforts from Not Dogs to contact the winner will be distributed at the company’s discretion. Not Dogs does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to online issues and Not Dogs is not liable for lost prizes.

Not Dogs reserves the right to cancel the promotion at any stage, if deemed necessary in their opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of their control.

Not Dogs reserves the right to withdraw any winner through a fraudulent claim. Upon there being no entries, there will be no winner.

Your personal data will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to any third party for marketing purpose unless agreed.

Dragons' Den Gets Not Dogged!

Wow, what an overwhelming week we have had at Not Dogs! Dragons Den aired last Sunday and the response we have had has been so positive and encouraging, we almost can’t quite believe it!

We filmed the show back in May and up until a few weeks ago we didn’t know if our little adventure at the BBC would ever see the light of day (we also didn’t know whether that would be a good or bad thing!).

We had the most fantastic experience with the BBC team at Dragons Den, so much goes in to making the show and every single person we met made our day that little bit funnier and calmed our nerves. We also put them under pressure with our insistence on cooking the Not Dogs right before we entered the lift to give the Dragons the total Not Dogs experience!

We prepared Not Dogs for all of the Dragons, with them all enjoying our best-selling The Original Frank and a special gluten-free version for Nick Jones. Once they’d all taken a bite and we saw the smiles across their faces we let out a sigh of relief as the most important thing to us was that they enjoyed our Not Dogs menu.

We can’t thank all our current and new Not Dogs fans enough for all the support you have shown us following our appearance, we have so many messages, tweets and emails to reply to which we are in the process of doing, so bear with us!

We are very proud to have opened our restaurant now at LinkStreet, Bullring in Birmingham and we can’t wait to see what this year will bring!

Thank you to everyone that has helped us to get where we are today.

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs
Katie & Jane x

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Not Dogs Needs You!

We know, we’ve been chatting about it for a while now…the Not Dogs restaurant is on its way, and we are looking for a passionate team of people to join our Crew!

Not Dogs is known for putting its customers first and delivering exciting, unique vegetarian fast-food and we are looking for people who effortlessly want to create positive associations with the Not Dogs brand and genuinely want to brighten up a customer’s day.

We are on a mission to make fast-food meat-free and we hope with every step we take to help people access Not Dogs on a regular basis we will achieve our dream of Not Dogs going global!

But ‘Big Things Often Have Small Beginnings’ and we plan to celebrate every tiny victory that our crew help us to achieve on our Not Dogs journey.

In 2014 we sold our first Not Dog and we spent two years travelling around the UK in a little purple zig-zagged food truck perfecting our product and meeting Not Dogs fans, taking hundreds of #SausageSelfie pictures.

Now our crew will join us at our greatest moment to date, the first of many Not Dogs restaurants!

If this sounds exciting to you then we'd really like you to get in touch & send us your C.V.

Email and we’ll send you all the application details!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Monday, 15 August 2016

Sausage Showcase on Hello Houmous

Who would have thought that houmous would be delicious on a Not Dog!? Not us… until we tried it and loved it!

Hello Houmous

Hello Houmous is our Not Dog for the refined palate, although who doesn’t love houmous anyway!? Our simple houmous recipe is perfectly complimented with tasty, freshly roasted red peppers and smoked paprika.

No wonder it’s a favourite of many of our Not Dogs fans - and secretly us too!

Not Dogs

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Not Dogs: Ooh Sauce-y! Why we love Heinz & French’s

What would our Not Dogs menu be without the addition of tomato ketchup & tangy mustard?!

French's and Heinz

Katie & Jane always knew that having grown up on ‘tomato sauce’ there was absolutely no substitute for us and our Not Dogs fans – nothing else quite touches the legend that is Heinz Tomato Ketchup, a staple in everyone’s food cupboard and the saucy sweetness that you’ll find in The Original Frank, Breakfast Muffin and our perfect Plain Jane.

But what about its partner in crime? Nothing but French’s quite cuts the mustard for us! Tangy sauciness that you’ll find in The Original Frank, Plain Jane, and any concoction Kickin’ Katie can create for herself.

French's and Heinz

We simply love these sauces & how they look creatively zig-zagged and swirled all over our menu items!

French's and Heinz

These premium quality products aren’t going anywhere when we open our restaurant in the next few months, we hope to ‘ketchup’ with all soon!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs