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GLOBAL FRANCHISE GROUP ANNOUNCES AGREEMENTS FOR TWO NEW HOT DOG ON A STICK™ LOCATIONS IN TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO

Two new Hot Dog on a Stick™ locations will open in Austin, TX, and Las Cruses, N.M., marking the first agreements since Global Franchise Group acquired the brand. Global Franchise Group sets sights on nationwide expansion.

ATLANTA - March 10, 2015 - Global Franchise Group (GFG), LLC, the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Great American Cookies®, Pretzelmaker®, Marble Slab Creamery®, MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery®, and Hot Dog on Stick™, announced today the signing of two franchise agreements for new Hot Dog on a Stick locations in Austin, TX, and Las Cruses, N.M. The agreements mark the first new locations since GFG acquired the beloved all-American brand in August.

GFG's vision is to open new locations across the U.S. and is seeking experienced and qualified franchisees interested in expanding the popular quick service restaurant specializing in fresh hand-stomped lemonade and delectable stick items and fries. Ideal franchisees have experience in restaurant management, $100,000 in liquidity, and a net worth of $250,000. They must also be committed to exceptional and friendly customer service - an absolute standard of the Hot Dog on a Stick brand.

"There is tremendous demand for Hot Dog on a Stick locations due to the popularity of the concept, its fresh menu items and unparalleled customer service," said Tim Linderman, Vice President of Franchise Sales for Global Franchise Group. "We are fortunate to be in a position where we can be highly selective, looking for people who will build on the iconic brand's customer experience. The growth potential is enormous and Hot Dog on a Stick is poised to be one of the next 'it' concepts in restaurant franchising."

The franchisees of the new Hot Dog on a Stick in Austin, TX, are Jaye and Frank Prater, two current Great American Cookies operators. The store will be located in Lakeline Mall in Cedar Park. The Praters discovered Hot Dog on a Stick when they resided in San Diego and admire the iconic brand and loyal following.

The franchisees of the new Hot Dog on a Stick in Las Cruses, N.M, are Jesus and Crystal Guerro. They became familiar with Hot Dog on a Stick having lived in Southern California and witnessing the brand's growth in El Paso, TX, where they currently reside.

GFG operates close to 100 locations in the U.S., as well as internationally including Brazil, Korea, Philippines and Dubai. GFG looks to take Hot Dog on a Stick beyond the mall with freestanding restaurant locations and drive-thrus.

For more information on Hot Dog on a Stick franchising opportunities, please visit www.hotdogonastickfranchise.com.

About Global Franchise Group, LLC - www.globalfranchise.com
Global Franchise Group, LLC is a strategic brand management company with a mission of championing franchise brands and the people who build them. The company owns a portfolio of franchise brands that includes five primary quick service restaurant (QSR) franchise concepts: Great American Cookies®, Hot Dog on a Stick™, Marble Slab Creamery®, MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery®, and Pretzelmaker®. The brands are managed by GFG Management, LLC, a subsidiary of Global Franchise Group, LLC. Global Franchise Group, LLC is a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, an independent investment firm, with approximately $7 billion of capital under management and substantial franchise management experience.

About Hot Dog on a Stick™ - www.hotdogonastick.com
Established in 1946 in Southern California, Hot Dog of a Stick is known for its fresh, made-to-order hot dog on a stick and cheese on a stick products, hand-stomped natural lemonade, smiling customer service and its iconic bright striped uniforms. Hot Dog on a Stick provides customers with a fun all-American quick service restaurant experience, catering services for events, party packs, and fundraisers. Hot Dog on a Stick has close to 100 locations in the U.S. and internationally including Brazil, Korea, Philippines and Dubai. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.