New Dogg Haus location coming to Cathedral Square
Mazen Muna is expanding his hot dog empire in Milwaukee, as work has begun on Dogg Haus Cathedral Square, 790 N. Jefferson St.
The eatery will be the fifth area location for Dogg Haus, and the second Downtown. Muna's other Downtown location is at 318 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Build-out in a Joel Lee-owned owned space around the corner from his Cathedral Place building has begun, and Muna says he anticipates opening in "late March or early April," but that he'd love to be open in time for St. Patrick's Day.
Muna was approached by Mike Vitucci, owner of neighboring Belmont Tavern (Whiskey Bar, Caffrey's and Murphy's). The two share business ideas and promotions at their Marquette locations, so Vitucci recommended Muna develop a slightly more upscale Doug Haus for East Town. Both agreed it would benefit the neighborhood's daytime and late night traffic.
Dogg Haus Cathedral Square will feature a different look, with granite counters. There will also be beer by the bottle and an expanded menu of Vienna Beef products, along with the Dogg Haus' signature veggie dog that's become a favorite for many vegetarians.
"It's a great neighborhood," says Muna. "It's one of my favorite, and we're excited to be a part of it."
The only "small" ones around here are those who contribute nothing but bitter, jealous lies. Grow up. If you can't compete, why don't you try improving your OWN products and services, instead of trying to tear down someone else's for no reason? Just a thought. Because the more you try to hide behind the "safety" and "anonymity" of the internet, the more it's obvious who you really are. I live in Minneapolis, and I can STILL see it.
The_Knights_of_Columbus | Feb. 6, 2012 at 6:57 a.m. (report)
very, very small.
It's great to see the continued success of the Dogg Haus. I remember when the Brady St. location first opened. I became a fan back then and have been ever since. Great food, awesome selection and I have always gotten the friendliest service. I got to know Mazon as a terrific owner who really appreciates his customers. I wish more business owners cared and were as dedicated as he is. I have no doubt this new location will be a success and looking forward to checking out it's new upscale vibe. Actually, all this talk about the Dogg Haus and I think I'm going to walk over to the Brady St. location right now. Yep, going.
Wow. I must admit I find the negativity here surprising. And not just surprising, but unwarranted. I have to wonder what motivates that. Maybe clicking on the name of the commenter, and seeing what a wide range of other feedback they've given on other topics might provide a clue. And if it becomes apparent that there's an ulterior motive there, maybe the reliability of the source can be called into question. Because I smell a vendetta. Luckily for Mr. Muna, success is the best revenge. If his products were so poor, his customer service were so lackluster and his business acumen so bad, then I have to wonder why The Dogg Haus wins so many awards. Reader's choice, critics' picks, "Best Of"...You name it, and the Dogg Haus has it. Been there, done that, took home the plaque. The evidence is on the wall, and you can read it for yourself when you go in. Speaking strictly for myself, I LOVE the Dogg Haus. I was one of Mazen's first customers on the day he first opened the Brady St. location, and I visited as often as I could get away with it. I usually brought my wife with me, too...Since she grew up in Chicago, and she appreciated the major real-deal authenticity of the menu. So I KNOW how hard Mazen worked to build up that business (often long hours by himself) and I was proud as hell when I saw him expanding, and winning awards...Which, by the way, doesn't happen if you're not offering a good customer service experience. These days, even though I've moved away and live in the Twin Cities now, I ALWAYS make it a point to visit the Dogg Haus when I "come home." And even though Mazen has a lot of responsibility, every time I come in, my timing is good enough to catch him in-store. Either he's running by payroll checks, working the counter because someone else couldn't make their shift, or just stopping in to say hello...The staff members and cutomers are ALWAYS happy to see him. And he's happy to see them, too. And the last time I was there? Even though I hadn't even been in TOWN for over a year, and Mazen himself hadn't taken my order for at least THREE years? He still told the folks behind the counter what I was going to get before I could order it. He still knew my "regular" order. After THAT LONG, he still remembered it exactly, and he was SPOT ON. And if THAT doesn't give you some clue as to his attitude toward customer service? I don't know what will. No matter what, I'll never understand the attitude of angry, bitter, small-minded people who can do nothing but tear others down in order to make THEMSELVES feel bigger, or more important. Mazen is a good person, an excellent businessman, a fair dealer and a straight shooter. And even if you don't take MY word for it, then at LEAST give The Dogg Haus the benefit of the doubt: Go in and try the food for yourself. And if you still wind up disappointed? I'll refund the cost of your meal personally. Because the quality of his business SPEAKS for itself, and that's the only voice you need to listen to.
MKEman10 | Feb. 3, 2012 at 4:15 p.m. (report)
Ha Ha wow, I see overconfidence comes in small packages around here.
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