Paul G. Tuennerman

How a former Raising Cane’s Exec Came Out of Semi-Retirement to get a Hot Dog Chain on track.

Published Jan 23, 2020: The first Dat Dog opened in 2011. The company began selling franchises, but when former Raising Cane’s executive Paul Tuennerman joined the organization in 2018…(more)

Dat Dog CEO explains Brand's 3 Stages of Menu Development

Published Jan 14, 2020: Brands are constantly looking for unique ways to keep their crewmembers engaged with their work, but more importantly, more connected with the brand, so they understand how their work contributes to the overall success and direction of the company. .…(more)

WVUE Fox 8 Live Morning Show

Published Dec 9, 2019: Marianne Addy and Paul G. Tuennerman discuss the mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charity of Southern Louisiana and the upcoming holidays.…(more)

Dat Dog Looks To Grow In Texas 

Published Dec 4, 2019: Dat Dog has turned its attention toward Texas and is looking to add locations in Austin, Waco, and Temple.…(more)

Dat Dog Builds on ‘Greenie Weenie' side of its Menu with help of Eat Fit Nola 

Published Sept 10, 2019: Since opening in 2011, Dat Dog hasn’t traded on a reputation for nutritional value. Rather, customers chose one of its sausages and piled on toppings such as crawfish étouffée, guacamole, blue cheese and barbecue sauce…(more)

Dat Dog Launches Partnership with J.R. Simplot

Published Sept 10, 2019: Dat Dog, a popular New Orleans franchise chain that specializes in gourmet hot dogs and sausages, has announced that it has signed a two-year partnership with J.R. Simplot, an Idaho-based agricultural supplier. This comes just weeks after Dat Dog announced a three-year deal with Vienna Beef, the well-known hot dog and sausage supplier… (more)

Young Bloods: Dat Dog and Son Of A Saint Partner

Published Jul 1, 2019: Since its start in 2011, Dat Dog has grown from a single, modest hot dog stand into a New Orleans dining institution with locations all over Louisiana and now Texas. With its all-beef hot dogs, alligator, duck and crawfish sausages, and award-winning French fries, there’s something for everyone at this fun and funky restaurant. As it turns out, the CEO of Dat Dog, Paul Tuennerman, also has a strong commitment to giving back to the community. After learning more about his company’s partnership with the Son of a Saint program, you’ll have even more reasons to frequent Dat Dog.… (more)

4 Sure-Fire Differentiators for Winning Restaurant Brands

Published Jul 1, 2019: Amid a crowded fast-casual field, these standout traits have become critical for staying power…(more)

Dat Dog Strengthens Impact On Community Through Partnership With Vienna Beef

Published May 30, 2019: Dat Dog, an iconic New Orleans restaurant chain, announces its newest three-year partnership with Vienna Beef, Ltd. (Vienna) to bring the best-tasting sausages to its customers, but to also give back to local nonprofit, Son of a Saint, in a big way. The two companies are leaning heavily on their corporate responsibility by combining efforts to multiply their impact on the communities in which they serve.… (more)

Dat Dog Preps Store Design Ahead of Expansion

Published Mar 25, 2019: Dat Dog, an iconic New Orleans restaurant chain has selected Greenleaf Lawson Architects to lead the development of their first ever prototypical restaurant design, as the company prepares for expansion… (more)

Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore: Episode 513 Paul Tuennerman On The 3 Rules To Life

Published Aug 6, 2018: Paul Tuennerman began his restaurant career at the age of fifteen when he took a job at Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips just off the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University…(more)