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No shirt, no shoes, no service — a phrase common across the food and beverage industry. But no dogs? That’s a phrase that multiple chain restaurants don’t have in their vocabulary. In fact, these nine restaurants with dog treats offer everything from sweet biscuit treats to canine-friendly hamburger patties. Next time you visit one of the following chains, you can pick up something for your dog, as well.
While these are treats created for your pet, give them to your dog in moderation. Some of these items include dairy, sugar, or fat, which can cause stomach issues or weight gain. While it is fine for dogs to have a little milk, owners should be aware of the symptoms of lactose intolerance in dogs.
1. Dunkin’ Donuts
America may run on Dunkin’, but when you are in the drive-thru with your cuddly companion, ask the staff for a puppy latte — whipped cream in a cup. And if you want to sit and stay awhile, ask them for dog treats.
This list wouldn’t be complete without the famous Puppuccino. All you have to do is ask your barista for the lickable treat, which is made out with a small amount of espresso and whipped cream.
3. Shake Shack
This chain started out as a hot dog vendor in the middle of New York’s Madison Square Park, which includes a well-visited dog hangout for furry friends. In honor of its roots, this chain features a “For Dogs” menu on their website, but when visiting, ask for a Pooch-ini. This small dessert includes dog biscuits and vanilla custard. Owners can also pick up a Bag O’ Bones, which is a bag of five dog biscuits made by New York’s Bocce’s Bakery.
This cupcake and dessert chain started out as a Beverly Hills bakery in 2005, but in 2012 created the first cupcake ATM. Now, their menu includes sweet treats for dogs. Their Pupcakes, made out of sugar, egg whites, and buttermilk, also come in a sugar-free version. These small cupcakes are topped with yogurt “frosting.”
Known for their fresh custard, Culver’s offers dog biscuits. If you go to the drive-thru at specific locations, you can ask them for a little extra treat. Their milk bone will come with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but make sure to enjoy it in moderation.
6. Dairy Queen
A rival of frozen custard, but known for its famous Blizzard, Dairy Queen also offers Pup Cups. Similar to the others in this list, it includes a dog treat smack dab in the middle of vanilla ice cream.
This Southwest and Pacific Coast chain offers a couple of options for your dog. The first is a pup patty, which is a salt-free burger. The second, Flying Dutchman, consists of two beef patties with a slice of cheese. Your dog will have you flying across the country to have a taste.
8. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Though this chain is predominantly located in Southern California, it does have locations in other states like Texas, Illinois, and Georgia. On their website, the company flaunts their dog menu to honor the name, and the menu includes a complimentary bowl of water with a choice of grilled chicken breast, grilled hamburger patty, or brown rice.
9. Johnny Rockets
This franchise takes after the 1950s era with its diner decor but showcases its love for your dogs. The chain will serve your pup a cut-up hamburger patty with a bowl of water.
Again, these treats contain extra calories, which may cause weight gain, as well as added fat or sugar. These treats may not be suitable if your dog is dealing with obesity or canine diabetes, if they have a history of intolerance to dairy products, or if they’re vulnerable to gastrointestinal issues and pancreatitis. Because of these, use common sense, ask your veterinarian when in doubt, and remember, your dog should enjoy all treats in moderation.
Preparing Your Dog’s Table Manners
Etiquette isn’t just for humans! There’s a lot to consider before bringing your pet dog to restaurants with dog treats. For example, it’s a good idea to refresh important cues like “leave it” and “watch me.” This will ensure that your dog doesn’t eat anything they’re not supposed to.
You may also want to enroll in the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program. CGC can teach your dog good manners that they can use in public places like restaurants with dog treats.