That under-construction restaurant on Bergen Street in Brooklyn rumored earlier this week to be the long-awaited Shake Shack Brooklyn location will in fact open as a restaurant called Bark Hot Dogs sometime next month. At the heart of the project is a sustainable approach to fast food, featuring (you guessed it) hot dogs and condiments made in small batches from local, seasonal produce, like hot pepper relish and sweet and sour onions.

Chef/owner Josh Sharkey is a Café Grey vet; a blurb about the soon-to-open restaurant on its Facebook page clearly states aims of upending the mass-produced, genetically modified, and factory farmed conventions typically associated with generic, supermarket caliber hot dogs. The restaurant will give some sort of nod to "environmental initiatives" on the front-of-house side of things, and in a bid for food production transparency will detail ingredient sources on its website.

Other early details: the hot dogs are a beef and pork mix, and chef Brandon Gillis, formerly of Franny’s, will join Sharkey in the kitchen. The restaurant will also serve locally produced beer and soda. Bark is projected to open in June; a call for chefs with serious charcuterie and pickling skills, plus a slow food ethos, went out over Craigslist just two weeks ago.

Bark Hot Dogs // 474 Bergen Street // (718) 789-1939