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New Orleans-Based Dat Dog Eyes Tennessee for Expansion

Cult favorite hot dogs and fries crowned with crawfish etouffee could just be headed this way

three gourmet hot dogs sit on paper on a wooden table surrounded by condiments like pickles, cheese, and peppers Dat Dog [Official Photo]

Dat Dog, the New Orleans-based fast-casual gourmet hot dog chain, has its sights set on Tennessee. According to a press release, the critically acclaimed hot dog joint hasn’t locked down any definite locations yet, but they’re apparently eyeing spaces in Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.

Dat Dog currently operates three locations within New Orleans, plus one in Lafayette and in College Station, Texas. The mini-chain is known and well-loved for its innovative take on hot dogs — think sausages made of duck, alligator, and crawfish, along with four vegan options — and a fun list of add-on toppings like blackberry sauce and bleu cheese.

Dat Dog CEO Paul Tuennerman believes that Tennessee is an ideal area to open up to two Dat Dog locations in each market. “Tennessee offers an energetic and active food scene, which is perfect for Dat Dog and its exciting environment. As we plan our next growth phase, we look forward to beginning our search for enthusiastic franchise partners to lead Dat Dog’s expansion into Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga,” says Tuennerman.

Stay tuned to find out where Dat Dog lands in Music City, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.

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