Dog Haus, Metro Diner celebrate grand openings with charity events

Nov 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm by Michelle Willard

Dog Haus Biergarten Murfreesboro

Dog Haus Biergarten Murfreesboro 2.0 hopes to get out of the community's dog house with a ribbon-cutting event that will benefit Nourish Food Bank.

The beer and dog joint ran afoul of the community when it abruptly closed, locking out employees and hot dog lovers.

Since reopening this past October, Dog Haus employees have been given their jobs back and paid back wages.

"Leading the team here at Dog Haus has been such a pleasure, and I am so thrilled to see so many of our employees back at the restaurant. This grand reopening is the beginning of a new chapter for Dog Haus Murfreesboro, and we can’t wait to welcome our customers back time and time again," said Jeannine Diaz, general manager.

Dog Haus will celebrate its grand reopening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Rutherford Chamber of Commerce at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 521 NW Broad St. in Murfreesboro. The ceremony will also be open to the Murfreesboro public.

"I’m a lifelong Murfreesboro resident, so I’m dedicated to the community and its people. Dog Haus provides the neighborhood with a comfortable place for friends and family to get together over a meal – I’m excited to be pouring the beer that comes with that," said Zach McGee, bar manager.

This day also marks the launch of Dog Haus’ partnership with Nourish Food Bank, encouraging customers to bring a canned food item to be collected and donated by Dog Haus employees, and receive a free side of tots or fries on the Haus from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 28. Dog Haus and Nourish Food Bank’s partnership will continue through Christmas in an effort to give back to the community this holiday season.

Metro Diner to hold Sneak Peek events for charity

A warm welcome and indulgent comfort foods are just some of the memorable moments that guests will experience as they walk through the doors of Tennessee’s first Metro Diner in Murfreesboro on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The Murfreesboro community is invited to celebrate the arrival of Metro Diner during special pre-opening charity events.

All donations will benefit The Journey Home Project on Saturday, Dec. 8, whose mission is to connect donors to veterans’ organizations in Middle Tennessee. On Sunday, Dec. 9, all donations will benefit Operation Song, whose mission is to empower veterans, active duty military and their families to tell their stories through the process of songwriting.

Guests who provide a donation will receive a sneak peek of the new eatery and enjoy Metro Diner favorites. Reservations can be made for the fundraisers from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. by calling the diner reservation line at 615-956-2903.

The 4,308-sq. ft. eatery will open at 711 N. Thompson Lane featuring a menu of everyone’s favorite diner classics. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all day, the diner will indulge the taste buds with new twists on traditional dishes and sip on beer, wine, mimosas and Bloody Marys.

“Guests feel at home when they come to Metro Diner because we welcome them as if they are coming to our own house,” said Murfreesboro Metro Diner Managing Partner Dave Bowes. “Metro Diner is known as the place where ‘the locals eat’ and we hope to be the new go-to destination where our Murfreesboro diners turn into regulars.”

Metro Diner features daily blackboard specials with quality ingredients and a made-from-scratch kitchen that also serves gluten-friendly options.

The diner will feature indoor seating for 104 guests, covered outdoor seating for 16 guests and will be open from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Metro Diner is hiring over 100 Murfreesboro-area residents. Applications to join the team are being accepted for all positions including servers, hosts, cooks and kitchen staff. Interested applicants can complete the online application here.

Michelle Willard is a freelance journalist who fills her days with social media marketing, politics, true crime, and taking complaints. You can complain to her on Twitter @MichWillard or by email michelle(at)


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