Dog Haus Biergarten sets opening date

Feb 13, 2018 at 08:00 am by Michelle Willard

Murfreesboro should "prepare for the absolute wurst" now that Dog Haus Biergarten has announced its opening date.

After taking the old Sal Y Limon down to the studs, the rebuilt Dog Haus Biergarten is set to open Feb. 17. The new restaurant is located at 521 NW Broad St. in Murfreesboro.

Back in November, the gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept, announced a major companywide shift to using all natural, vegetarian-fed pork, chicken, turkey and beef raised without antibiotics or hormones in all Haus Dogs, Sausages and Burgers.

Additionally, Dog Haus' proprietary hot dogs and sausages will be free of all added nitrates and nitrites, containing only naturally occurring ones found in sea salt and celery powder. Hot dogs and sausages made this way are rarely found in restaurants or on store shelves.

"There is an ever-growing public interest in not only paying close attention to what we regularly consume, but where those ingredients come from, how animals are raised, and what effect these elements have on us," Dog Haus partner Hagop Giragossian said. "Dog Haus has been deeply committed to creating food that not only tastes phenomenal, but allows our guests to have peace of mind about its uncompromisable quality."

Founded by partners Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener, three friends who share a passion for good food, creativity, quality, and commitment to community, the first Dog Haus opened in Pasadena, Cali. in 2010.

Guests can select from a list of craft beers from a tap list emphasizing local favorites and finish on a sweet note with premium shakes or soft-serve ice cream.

Dog Haus has 450+ franchise locations in the works in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Utah, and Wyoming.

Mission BBQ opened Monday

On Monday, Mission BBQ opened its new Murfreesboro location on Medical Center Parkway.

The restaurant is known for its traditional American BBQ with a hefty side of patriotism.

Mission BBQ opened its first restaurant Sept.11, 2011.

The founders have said they believe there is nothing more American than BBQ and nobody more American than the brave men and women who have sworn to protect and serve.

To honor those brave souls, Mission BBQ raises funds for the USO, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the Semper Fi Fund, Navy Seal Foundation, Wreaths Across America, Honor Flight Network and National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, along with local organizations and law enforcement agencies, like the Murfreesboro Police, Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue, Rutherford County Fire and Rutherford County Sheriff's departments.

The restaurant also performs a daily salute to the Stars and Stripes at lunchtime.

Honda of Murfreesboro has moved to new lot

Honda of Murfreesboro has moved into its new home on John Rice Blvd., the car dealer announced in an email to customers.

The new lot is anchored by a 51,084-square-foot central building in Honda blue with two outbuildings for used cars and service.

The new modern facility offers an expanded service department with an onsite bistro and waiting area.

The Honda dealer formerly known as Reddell has placed its old lot on South Church Street for sale. If you have an extra couple million laying around, you could be the proud owner of a car lot.

On the corner of John Rice and Fortress/Medical Center/Manson, Nelson Mazda’s new location is also quickly taking shape.

The dealer’s second campus will be a 24,796-square-foot dealership and is slated to open in the spring. When finished, it will be two stories tall, designed in brick with metal accents.

Future center brings more shopping to Blackman

Across the John Rice from Nelson Mazda, a new multi-tenant commercial center will host an urgent care clinic and two restaurants, according to a report in The Daily News Journal.

The first phase, approved last June, includes 17,100 square feet with room for seven or eight tenants.

No timeline and plans have been set for the second phase.

John Harney, the commercial broker handling the project, said two national chain reastaurant and a nationally known brand is interested in the space.

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)