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Dog Haus celebrates national absolutely incredible kid day with ‘the Gabster’

11 Year old Gabriella Pontrelli’s signature burger creation makes the grade and the menu for one week at Dog Haus in Pasadena and Alhambra

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Gabby Pontrelli, 11, from Holy Family School takes a bite out of her new creation “the Gabster” which she insisted be on the menu at the popular Dog Haus restaurant. -Photo by Terry Miller

Eleven year old Gabriella Pontrelli is in the Dog Haus after finishing her language arts writing assignment! A fifth grade student at Holy Family School in South Pasadena, Gabriella and her classmates were tasked with writing a letter to a business that included a complaint and recommendation. Her business of choice: Dog Haus.
While recognizing Dog Haus as one of her favorite restaurants for burgers, hot dogs, French Fries and Tater Tots, Gabriella sunk her teeth into the assignment and offered her complaint and subsequent recommendation. “Although I love Dog Haus,” she wrote. “I feel the menu is not complete. I think there should be one more cheeseburger…named after me!”
Enter The Gabster,.a ¼ pound Angus beef hamburger topped with cheddar cheese, avocado, bacon, ranch dressing, fried onions and served on Kings Hawaiian Rolls!
The Gabster will officially be introduced to the public on Thursday March 21, 2013, National Absolutely Incredible Kid Day. The Gabster, which “tastes amazing” according to its creator and namesake, will be featured on the menu for one week at all three Dog Haus locations in Pasadena, Old Pasadena and Alhambra.
While some businesses send return letters to the students or a coupon or two, most businesses do not respond.
“Dog Haus is honored that Gabriella chose to write a letter to our business and not only offer praise, but recommendations on how to improve our menu,” said Dog Haus partner Hagop Giragossian to whom the letter was addressed. “In addition to teaching the fundamentals of letter writing, it is great to teach children that their opinions matter and that they have a voice that can affect change. Congratulations to Gabriella, her fellow students and teacher Mrs. Stephanie Lutero on a creative well executed assignment. I would feel that way even if the Gabster wasn’t my niece!”
For more information about Dog Haus or Dog Haus Biergarten visit or call 626-483-0808. Dog Haus can also be found on social networking sites including facebook (Dog Haus), Foursquare (Dog Haus) and twitter (dog_haus).

March 22, 2013

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