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Doggie Style is a hot dog trailer featuring house-made, vegan dogs for your late night cravings.
Doggie Style is a hot dog trailer featuring house-made, vegan dogs for your late night cravings.
131 backers pledged $6,338 to help bring this project to life.

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What is Doggie Style?

Doggie Style is a local, independently-owned, vegan hot dog trailer in Austin, Texas. We make our hot dogs from scratch and then dress them up with delicious toppings. We also serve loaded nachos and fries when hot dogs just aren't enough. Can't wait to try these delectable devils? We are planning on opening this June with your help!

The Doggie Style team in front of the trailer
The Doggie Style team in front of the trailer

What do we need the money for?

As you may have noticed, we already have the trailer! So what do we need help with? Lots of things. Here is our estimate of where your money will be going:

  • Counter-top Fryer - $300
  • Basic tools/equipment - $1,500
  • Paint and Graphics - $500
  • New gas lines - $3,000
  • Inspections and Permits - $700

The rest will be on us. Our food cost, rent and utilities, insurance, and of course your rewards are all planned for. We have used our own personal savings and we need your help to make this a success. Now what do you get out of this?

Working on the trailer
Working on the trailer

Rewards

If you are the generous soul that will help us reach our goal you could receive some (or all!) of the following:

Stickers! - Who doesn't love stickers. Our stickers will be roughly 2x3 inches and look just like our logo!

Koozies - Our koozies will come in red with our logo in white. And of course they will be the cool, collapsible kind.

Keep your drinks cool in style!
Keep your drinks cool in style!

T-Shirt - The limited edition t-shirt will be charcoal grey with original art by local artist, Gerardo Rodriguez. Be the first to own this shirt! If you pledge an amount that includes a t-shirt reward please include a size (S, M, L, or XL) when you check out.

Original Art by Gerardo Rodriguez
Original Art by Gerardo Rodriguez

Free Hot Dogs - If your reward includes a free hot dog, you will be receiving in the mail a punch card with the amount indicated in the pledge. (example: $25 pledge gets you 3 free hot dogs) All you need to do is visit us when we open with the card, order, show us the card, and we will punch it until all your hot dogs are used. (Fine Print: 1 free hot dog limit per visit) 

Free Hot Dogs for Life - For as long as we are open, every day you visit you will receive one free hot dog, of any style, for life. 

The Cowgirl topped with chili, creamy cheeze, and fresh onion
The Cowgirl topped with chili, creamy cheeze, and fresh onion
High Maintenance topped with french fries, coleslaw, and malt vinegar
High Maintenance topped with french fries, coleslaw, and malt vinegar
Hot Mess French Fries topped with queso, koney sauce, ranch dressing, and jalapenos
Hot Mess French Fries topped with queso, koney sauce, ranch dressing, and jalapenos

Risks and challenges

This being our first business, there is of course some risk. With our current funds and help from all of you we are on track to open on time, ready to serve the Austin community. Currently our biggest challenge is correcting and testing our propane gas line. Our trailer being custom designed and on its third owner, we are bound to have some quirks.

Another challenge we are anticipating is how much business to expect and to plan appropriately for food cost and staffing needs. We are hoping with our Kickstarter campaign to have a better understanding of our welcome in Austin and our new customers.

All this aside, Chef Dustin has worked in several versions of the vegan industry. This includes restaurants, cruise lines, and catered events. He will deliver these tasty hot dogs as soon as we open.

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    You will receive a handwritten thank you postcard from the Doggie Style team.

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    Not one, but two Doggie Style Logo stickers and a handwritten thank you from the Doggie Style team.

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    Free Hot Dog, any style!

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    2 Free Hot Dogs, any style!

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    A Doggie Style Koozie! And a free hot dog, any style!

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    A Doggie Style Koozie! And 2 free hot dogs, any style!

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    3 Free hot dogs, any style!

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    6 Free hot dogs, any style!

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    Doggie Style T-shirt! Limited edition design from a local artist. Dark Grey with a white ink, sizes S-XL, be the first to sport our swag. And 3 free hot dogs, any style!

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    Doggie Style T-shirt! Limited edition design from a local artist. Dark Grey with a white ink, sizes S-XL, be the first to sport our swag. And 6 free hot dogs, any style!

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    10 Free hot dogs, any style!

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    20 Free hot dogs, any style!

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    All the stuff! Two logo stickers, one koozie, one Doggie Style t-shirt and 10 free hot dogs, any style!

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    All the stuff! Two logo stickers, one koozie, one Doggie Style t-shirt and 20 free hot dogs, any style!

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    Free hot dogs for life! One hot dog per day for as long as we are open!

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Funding period

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