Dave's the Doghouse LLC

The Dave's Doghouse franchise is a food concept that specializes in hot dogs. The brand offers a cart franchise opportunity for passionate entrepreneurs looking to run a fun, affordable business. The cost of cart and equipment is $35,000. The initial franchise fee is $15,000, and candidates should have $50,000 in working capital. The brand's menu includes a variety of hot dogs including Beantown, the Chili Dog, Boston Dog, Mac n' Cheese dog, Beef Sliders, the Reuben, Sea Dog, fries, onion rings, and more. Every sandwich is served on the brand's famous bun. Franchisees benefit from a simple business model and a feel-good service. 


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Dave's the Doghouse LLC Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


Sausage is one of the oldest forms of processed food and has been written about as far back as Homer's Odyssey. While Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, is traditionally credited with originating the frankfurter, the claim is disputed by those who assert that the popular sausage known as a “dachshund” or “little-dog” sausage was created in the late 1600’s by Johann Georghehner. In 1987, the city of Frankfurt celebrated the 500th birthday of the hot dog, and it’s said that the frankfurter was developed there in 1484. The people of Vienna, Austria, also point to the term “wiener” to prove their claim as the birthplace of the hot dog. Despite all of these accounts, the North American hot dog likely comes from a common European sausage brought there by butchers of several nationalities.
A hot dog franchise to consider is Dave's Doghouse. The brand was established in 2002 and began franchising in 2014 and is looking for passionate entrepreneurs looking to follow a system and run a fun business. Veteran ownership is incentivized through a reduction in the royalty fee. You don't need have any prior experience because you'll get great support and training. This includes an initial training program that provides you with the information that you need to know in order to properly run the business. This includes hiring, marketing and advertising, food prep, and more. The program is broken down into on-the-job and online competents. The support and training are ongoing. The ideal candidate is passionate about following a system and running a fun business.    



Company Details

Headquarters: Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Absentee: No
Exclusive territory: Yes
Canada: No
International: No
B2B: No
Founded: 2002
First franchise: 2014
Mobile/home-based: No
Exclusive territory: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Dave's the Doghouse LLC

The support and training includes an initial program that details everything you need to know about the business such as hiring, marketing and advertising, food prep, and more. The program is broken down into an on-the-job and online competent. The support and training are ongoing.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Dave's the Doghouse LLC Franchise.

What does a Dave's the Doghouse LLC Franchise Cost?

Dave's the Doghouse LLC franchise fees for 2024:

Veteran Incentives: Reduced royalty
Royalty Fee: 6.5%
Cost of cart and equipment:  $35,000
Franchise fee: $15,000
Working Capital:  $50,000

Is Dave's the Doghouse LLC a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Dave's the Doghouse LLC is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Dave's the Doghouse LLC a Home Based franchise?

No. Dave's the Doghouse LLC is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Dave's the Doghouse LLC Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Dave's the Doghouse LLC franchisees make. Dave's the Doghouse LLC offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Dave's the Doghouse LLC Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Dave's the Doghouse LLC franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Dave's the Doghouse LLC Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Dave's the Doghouse LLC franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Dave's the Doghouse LLC Looking for International franchisees?

No. Dave's the Doghouse LLC franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Dave's the Doghouse LLC's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Dave's the Doghouse LLC Franchises for Sale

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