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Dog Haus Biergarten makes its opening official this weekend

The exterior of Dog Haus Biergarten shows a light-colored brick building with dark windows.
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A new Dog Haus location opened at Ballpark Commons in Franklin.

Hot dogs always taste better at the ballpark. Now, you don’t have to wait for warm weather to see if that old theory is true.

California-based Dog Haus will make its very first appearance in Wisconsin when it officially opens this Saturday, Jan. 7, at Ballpark Commons in Franklin following an unofficial opening a few weeks ago. The “craft-casual concept” runs the gamut when it comes to handheld eats, including the titular hot dogs, sausages, burgers, chicken, sliders, breakfast burritos and plant-based options. Its menu also includes kids’ items, ice cream, craft beer (more than 20 on tap) and cocktails.

Dog Haus — which is not the same thing as the Dogg House — has 89 locations across the country, including the four in Chicago that were previously the most accessible to Wisconsinites. It’ll celebrate the first Badger State outpost by donating 20% of its opening-weekend sales to the Return on Community (ROC) Foundation, the charitable arm of ROC Ventures, which manages Ballpark Commons.

“We're excited for Dog Haus to partner with the ROC Foundation and support all the good it's doing across Milwaukee,” Dog Haus Franchisee and ROC Ventures Owner Mike Zimmerman said in a release. “Our whole organization is invested in its mission of preparing kids for success in sports, their careers and life in general by providing a strong foundation and sense of community.”

The new location — dubbed the Ballpark Commons Biergarten — will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. More information is available on the Dog Haus website.