Secret Dog Menus
These restaurants have hidden menus offering special items especially for pups!
Off-menu combos and limited-time additions (think the Starbucks’ brightly coloured Unicorn Frappuccino craze) have been taking the restaurant world by storm lately. But did you know that some spots have yummy, unpublicized treats just for four-legged patrons? Just think of the fun—and the photo ops just made for Instagram sharing!
Not all locations have these pup-friendly offerings available, so it is worth checking ahead of time to avoid disappointment and those sad, puppy-dog eyes, and remember that these fun offerings are meant to be a very occasional treat. Also, just like people, not all dog tummies can handle dairy. If your pup has any food sensitivities or allergies, check with your vet before indulging in these treats.
1. Shake Shack – Pooch-ini & Bag O’Bones
Treat your furry friend to a Pooch-ini and maybe they won’t try to steal your fries! This doggy dessert features vanilla custard, peanut butter sauce, and dog biscuits made especially for all Shake Shack locations, minus stadium and airport locales, by a NYC bakery. You can also grab a Bag O’Bones, which is five dog biscuits packed for the road!
2. Rock & Brews – The Dog Side of the Menu
This chain, founded by some of America’s Rock and Roll royalty (Kiss’ Gene Simmons, for one) serves comfort food for the whole family, pooch included, in a lively setting with a dog-friendly patio. Ask for The Dog Side of the Menu and your pup can feast on bacon, a grilled hot dog, mini burger patties or grilled chicken breast. They even have Bowser Beer for Dogs (that would be beef, pork, or chicken-flavoured non-alcoholic “beer” for dogs) to wash it all down!
3. Sprinkles Cupcakes – Doggie Cupcakes
Considered one of the first cupcake bakeries, Sprinkles makes it easy for you to get your sugar fix with retail shops, cupcake ATMs, and door-to-door delivery—but did you know that they have treats for dogs on the menu? The Doggie cupcake features sugar-free cake topped with yogurt “frosting” and a cute little bone.
4. Starbucks – Puppuccino
Next time you swing by for your caffeine fix, bring Fido along and ask for a Puppuccino. While this may sound fancy, it is simply an espresso cup filled with whipped cream! Dogs will love the light, sweet treat and you will love how adorable they look when it inevitably gets all over their snout.
5. In-N-Out – Pup Patty
While this franchise has a well-known human secret menu (Animal Style, anyone?), you can also snag a Pup Patty—a plain hamburger patty with no salt or seasonings. If you feel like really spoiling your dog, ask for the Flying Dutchman, which is two beef patties and two slices of cheese!
6. Dairy Queen – Pup Cup
Do you and your canine companion share a sweet tooth? Head over to Dairy Queen and order a Pup Cup. The small serving of vanilla soft serve will really hit the spot for ice cream loving dogs!