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!


Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs

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!

Eat. Sleep. Not Dogs