Dog Haus Helping Hungry Kids One Chicken Grilled Cheese at a Time

Published : Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 2:29 PM

Photo by C.J. Ramirez for Dog Haus

Pasadena’s gourmet hot dog chain Dog Haus will give one dollar from every spicy Bubu’s Hot Chicken Grilled Cheese sandwich to the charity No Kid Hungry.

The chain, which first launched in Pasadena circa 2010 does collaborations with celebrity chefs, who concoct special items, sold for a limited amount of time, which then become drivers of the company’s charity giving.

The spicy chicken grilled cheese, released at the height of a chicken sandwich war being waged by such national chains as Chic-fil-A and Popeye’s, is the product of a collaboration with the chef Eric Greenspan of Bubu’s Birds and Burgers.

The Hot Chicken Grilled Cheese features a fried chicken breast, American cheese, cheese sauce, chipotle aioli, Haus slaw and pickles, served on grilled King’s Hawaiian buns. The chicken breast is dunked in Bubu’s chili oil and sprinkled with Angry Dust, Bubu’s spicy secret seasoning blend.

“I’m honored to be a part of this year’s Chef Collaboration Series and for my sandwich to help raise funds for No Kid Hungry,” said Greenspan, who’s also a cookbook author and Food Network TV personality. “Bubu’s Hot Chicken Grilled Cheese on King’s Hawaiian buns … you can’t go wrong with that. I have no doubt that Dog Haus guests are going to love it.”

Mentioned one, but worthy of repeating, one dollar of every special edition sandwich sold goes to No Kid Hungry, a movement of teachers, chefs, community leaders, parents, lawmakers and CEOs with a shared belief: no kid in America should go hungry.

Through its Cooking Matters program, the No Kid Hungry campaign educates low-income families on stretching their food budgets so their kids get healthy meals at home. Cooking Matters participants learn to shop strategically, use nutrition information to make healthier food choices, and cook affordable meals that actually taste good.

The 2019 No Kid Hungry Chef Collaboration Series will be offered at restaurants nationwide, including the Pasadena locations at 93 East Green Street and 105 North Hill Avenue.

For the August Chef Collaboration series, Dog Haus has Korean Fried Chicken Wings, a specialty dish crafted by celebrity chef Chris Oh.

Dog Haus was founded by partners and longtime friends Andre Vener, Hagop Giragossian and Quasim Riaz, and opened its first location on the corner of E. Green Street and S. Raymond Avenue. The store, now known as Dog Haus Biergarten Old Pasadena, later moved to the Hill Avenue location where it has been ever since.

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