Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Meat Free this May!

National Vegetarian Week is great for encouraging meat-eaters to reduce their consumption of meat just a little… not only for health benefits but also for the environment and our furry friends! 


Even one day a week (or indeed a month/year!) helps, here are a few simple tips to get you started:

Try a new veggie recipe every week - if you enjoy cooking why not make at least one of the dishes you prepare meat free. Soon you’ll have a list of some great recipes that you love to cook and eat on your meat free days.

Substitutions - suppose you guessed we’d mention meat alternatives but honestly, places like Not Dogs and products like Quorn, Linda McCartney & VBites are a helpful and tasty transition from meat to meat free… you can go on eating what you’d normally eat but meatless!

Tell friends and family - if you really want to make this commitment, then it’s great to have the support of people around you so tell them your reasons why in a positive way. You can still enjoy delicious food together… you never know, you might inspire a few others.

We’d love to hear your veggie tips so please get in touch on social media! And of course, would love to see you at Not Dogs LinkStreet over National Vegetarian Week!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Plain Jane Jumps for WWF!

As a life-long supporter of WWF (and animals in general!) Not Dogs co-founder Jane is ticking off something that’s been on her bucket list while raising money for her favourite charity… she’s skydiving!

Jumping 13,000 feet out of a plane is a fear of Jane’s and because it’s a fear… she’s making herself do it! There was no contest when thinking which charity she’d like to support, Jane has already ‘adopted’ a panda and a tiger from WWF and knew she had to do something a bit daring to deserve your donations!

Jane was inspired by Kickin’ Katie who skydived in New Zealand in 2010 and just loved it! Let’s hope Jane feels the same way!


Why WWF? We’ve reached a critical point - our planet is under pressure like never before. In less than 50 years our global wildlife populations have declined by more than half.

WWF is at the heart of global efforts to address the world’s most important environmental challenges: safeguarding the natural world, tackling climate change and enabling people to use only their fair share of natural resources.

Katie & Jane and everyone at Not Dogs would be forever grateful if you could donate to Jane’s Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/janeyateswwf. No matter how big or small, every penny raised will help WWF tackle threats to amazing wildlife and their habitats around the world. For example…

£3 pays for a community based anti-poaching patrol protecting tigers in Nepal for one day

£10 could help fund the training of a boat crew member on smarter fishing methods to reduce their impact on marine wildlife

Head over to social media for updates on Plain Jane’s jump for WWF and of course for her thoughts after the big day in June!



Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs



Friday, 4 May 2018

It’s #SausageSelfie Time!

It's time for May's #SausageSelfie competition! Tag in your #SausageSelfie across Twitter or Instagram for the chance to win… your sides for free all of June! That’s right every time you visit us in Birmingham, you’ll receive your sides completely free!


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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Win Yourself a Not Dogs Party #SausageSelfie

March's Sausage Selfie competition saw our winner below win a 'pizza' of Not Dogs (yes... all 8 Not Dogs!)... what a prize!


So, just as good this month you can win...

a mini Not Dogs party! You and three friends can pick a Not Dog to enjoy each totally on the house!



As usual, upload your picture in March using the hashtag #SausageSelfie to be in with the chance of winning.



Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs




Thursday, 29 March 2018

Every Dog Has its Day… Not Dogs bounding into Chessington World of Adventures May 2018!

The secret is out and we are very excited here at Not Dogs! After lots of planning we can announce that Not Dogs will be launching at the fantastic Chessington World of Adventures in May.


We will be bounding in with all the Not Dogs favourites including all our famous dogs, burgers, sides, shakes and loaded Waffle Fries to delight visitors throughout the entire season. We’ll also be launching an exclusive new menu item for Chessington (think creamy sour cream, salsa and summertime!) and of course bringing our fully vegetarian and vegan menu to lots of new customers!

We are looking to create our very own Chessington Crew so if you live within the local area and would like to apply head to our website, download the job descriptions and say hello to Katie & Jane!

We can’t wait to see you Chessington World of Adventures… here we are already on the map!


Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs


Katie & Jane x

Monday, 19 March 2018

March’s #SausageSelfie Competition - Win a ‘Pizza’

Well… a Not Dogs pizza of course! Enter March’s #SausageSelfie competition by uploading a selfie of yourself and your Not Dogs and you can win…

A ‘pizza’ of Not Dogs! The whole Not Dogs menu… Plain Jane, Kickin’ Katie Nacho Dog, The Original Frank, Hello Houmous, Cha-Cha Chilli, Ticklish Tikka, What the Duck and our newest Not Dog The Pizza Mark-herita Dog! 



So either you bring 8 friends with you to enjoy this amazing prize or… you eat them all yourself - we won’t judge!

As usual, upload your picture in March using the hashtag #SausageSelfie to be in with the chance of winning.


February’s winner below won double feast on the house! Two Not Dogs or burgers, two sides and two Nice Shakes! Oh yes!


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!



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