Kathleen Shaffer / [email protected] / (470) 388-6170

In a survey that’s sure to get people clucking, Hot Dog on a Stick’s Talking Turkey Presidential Poll gives respondents a coupon for one free Turkey Dog

ATLANTA Nov. 1, 2016 – In an online poll not intended to ruffle any feathers, Hot Dog on a Stick is asking America, “What Turkey Are You Voting For?” Hot Dog on a Stick’s Talking Turkey Presidential Poll gives respondents a coupon for one free Original Turkey Dog with purchase* while having a little fun this election season. The iconic Southern California brand known for its famous stick items and fresh hand-stomped lemonade, is expecting people to gobble up the results in real time. The poll is being hosted on Hot Dog on a Stick’s Facebook page now through Election Day (Tuesday, November 8).

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), “More than 52 percent of American adults feel that the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress.”* Hot Dog on a Stick’s Talking Turkey Presidential Poll is intended to lighted the mood this election cycle while “sticking a smile” on your face during what is obviously a stressful time for most.

“Let the record show that Hot Dog on a Stick believes this election cycle has really hit America in the gizzard and everyone is in need of a patriotic treat. After all, what’s more American than a Hot Dog on a Stick?” said Lisa Merrell, Vice President of Hot Dog on a Stick. “Will the results be neck in neck? Does one candidate need an extra-large wishbone? Tell us who has your vote and we’ll give you a coupon that’s sure to have you trotting to Hot Dog on a Stick!”

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 Korea. To find a Hot Dog on a Stick near you, visit our website, or engage with Hot Dog on a Stick on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

*Valid at participating Hot Dog on a Stick locations only. Offer is good for one original turkey Hot Dog on a Stick with purchase through November 15, 2016.

**Source: American Physiological Association


Members of the media are encouraged to help spread the word about Hot Dog on a Stick’s Talking Turkey Presidential Poll. Media drops featuring Hot Dog on a Stick’s signature hats, stick items and lemonade are available. To request visuals, or arrange an interview with Hot Dog on a Stick representatives, please contact Kathleen Shaffer at [email protected] or (470) 388-6170.

About Hot Dog on a Stick® – Visit Hot Dog on a Stick
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 Korea. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For franchising opportunities,
visit Hot Dog on a Stick Franchise.

About Global Franchise Group, LLCVisit Global Franchise Group
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.

Annica Conrad

Annica Conrad
Chief Marketing Officer

Annica has more than 20 years of award-winning marketing experience and has been with GFG for 3 years. She joined the company from Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers where she was Vice President, Brand Development. In this role, Annica was responsible for the rebirth and growth in popularity of the 42-year-old eclectic brand through smart menu design and development, implementation of the Mellow Mushroom loyalty app and creation and rollout of its first online ordering system. Before her time with Mellow Mushroom, Annica was Vice President of Marketing for Mcalister’s Corporation and she spent the early part of her career at a prominent advertising agency in Mobile Alabama. She is graduate of Samford University in Birmingham where she earned her Bachelors in Marketing and MBA in Economics.

Sam Patterson
Chief Financial Officer

Patterson came to Global Franchise Group in April 2020 from FOCUS Brands where he served as Senior Vice President of Accounting. For the last eleven years, he was responsible for leading financials for Cinnabon, Carvel, Schlotzsky’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli, Auntie Anne’s and Jamba Juice. He directed the organization through the transfer and integration of all accounting back-office functions for Auntie Anne’s from Pennsylvania, McAlister’s Deli from Mississippi, and Jamba Juice from Texas to Atlanta and converted a brand-centric accounting structure into a shared services organization. Before his time with FOCUS, he was Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller for Movie Gallery/Hollywood Video (NASDAQ: MOVI & MVGR), Vice President and Corporate Controller for Republic National Cabinet Corporation, and Corporate Controller for Wolverine Tube, Inc. (NYSE: WLV). He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant, holds a master’s in business administration from Auburn University, and is a graduate of the University of Texas, Tyler.