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!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

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!

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