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HOT DOG ON A STICK™ TO GIVE AWAY FREE LEMONADE ON NATIONAL LEMONADE DAY IN HONOR OF THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY

Customers who visit any Hot Dog on a Stick location on Aug. 20 and say, "Lemonade for LLS," will receive a free 12-ounce hand-stomped lemonade

ATLANTA - August 10, 2015 - Hot Dog on a Stick is pouring sunshine and hope on National Lemonade Day! On Thursday, August 20th, to celebrate the holiday, Hot Dog on a Stick is giving away its famous hand-stomped lemonade for free to raise awareness and funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). To date, Hot Dog on a Stick and its parent company, Global Franchise Group, have raised more than $1 million for LLS and is committed to raising $500,000 in 2015.

Customers who visit any Hot Dog on a Stick location on National Lemonade Day and say the phrase, "Lemonade for LLS," will receive a free 12-ounce lemonade. Customers can also upgrade to a souvenir cup for $3, and $1 from each upgrade will be donated to support LLS's investment in research to advance lifesaving new treatments for blood cancer patients.

"Hot Dog on a Stick is famous for our fresh hand-stomped lemonade and our friendly and smiling service, said Lisa Merrell, Vice President of Hot Dog on a Stick. "National Lemonade Day is a perfect occasion to celebrate not only our signature lemonade, but also our commitment to helping others and sharing joy and hope. Like Hot Dog on a Stick, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society makes every day brighter. Please enjoy a free lemonade on August 20 and join us as we raise funds and awareness for an organization fighting to end blood cancer. It's sure to 'stick a smile on your face.'"

"Thanks to the support from partners like Hot Dog on a Stick, more than $1 billion has been invested in cutting-edge research to advance therapies, while support and advocacy programs have helped millions of patients gain access to quality, affordable and coordinated care," said Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., LLS's president and chief executive officer. "LLS is reminding everyone that while breakthrough therapies are saving lives, work still needs to be done to find cures - not someday, but today."

Operated by Global Franchise Group, LLC, Hot Dog on a Stick has close to 100 locations in the U.S., as well as internationally, including Brazil, Korea and Dubai. Global Franchise Group (GFG) brands, which also include Great American Cookies®, Marble Slab Creamery®, MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery®, and Pretzelmaker®, have raised more than $1,028,314 for LLS since 2012.

To find a Hot Dog on a Stick near you, visit www.hotdogonastick.com, or engage with Hot Dog on a Stick on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

* Valid at participating U.S. Hot Dog on a Stick locations only. Offer is valid for one free 12-ounce lemonade per customer.

Note to Editors:

  • Media drops to your newsroom featuring Hot Dog on a Stick's fresh hand-stomped lemonade can be arranged as can live in-studio lemonade stomping demonstrations. To request visuals, or to arrange an interview with Hot Dog on Stick representatives, please contact Kristi Betz at (410) 902-5053 or kbetz@mghus.com.

About Hot Dog on a Stick™ - www.hotdogonastick.com
Established in 1946 in Southern California, Hot Dog on 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, and Dubai. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For franchising opportunities, 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 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - www.lls.org
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.