FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kathleen Shaffer / [email protected] / (470) 388-6170
Hot Dog on a Stick® franchising is hot with new stores in Las Vegas, Sandy, Utah, and San Jose. Additional locations soon to open in Atlanta, Beaumont, Texas, Katy, Texas, Las Cruses, N.M., and Northern California. Area Development Agreement in place for 10 stores in Houston
ATLANTA – June 1, 2016 – Global Franchise Group (GFG), the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Great American Cookies®, Pretzelmaker®, Marble Slab Creamery® and Hot Dog on a Stick®, is bringing Hot Dog on a Stick’s West Coast vibe, famous hand-stomped lemonade and made-to-order stick items nationwide. New locations have opened at Showcase Mall on the famous Las Vegas strip, a drive-thru location in Sandy, Utah and a remodeled store in Oakridge Mall in San Jose. Soon to open locations include Beaumont and Katy, Texas, Atlanta, Houston (Area Development Agreement in place for 10 new locations), Las Cruses, N.M., and Northern California.
“Hot Dog on a Stick is an iconic and beloved brand that pulls at people’s heartstrings and that is evident with all of our new stores,” said Tim Linderman, Chief Development Officer for GFG. “The food and lemonade is delicious and it’s a concept that appeals to a wide variety of demographics. It works well in both mall and off mall locations and the brand has a reputation for exceptional customer service. Interest in Hot Dog on a Stick franchising is at an all-time high and even more stores will open across the country in the next year. We’re on a roll, or I guess I should say ‘a stick.'”
The new and soon-to-open Hot Dog on a Stick locations include:
Hot Dog on a Stick Showcase Mall (Las Vegas): 3785 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Hot Dog on a Stick Oakridge Mall (San Jose): 925 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA 95123
Hot Dog on a Stick Parkdale Mall (Beaumont, TX): 6155 Eastex Fwy #200, Beaumont, TX 77706
Hot Dog on a Stick in Katy Mills Mall (Katy, TX): 5000 Katy Mills Cir, Katy, TX 77494
Hot Dog on a Stick Drive-Thru Sandy Village Mall (Sandy, Utah): Franchisee Erin Massa. 826 E. 9400 South Sandy, UT 89093
Hot Dog on a Stick Town Center at Cobb (Atlanta): Franchisee Doc Cohen. 400 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144
Hot Dog on a Stick Willowbrook Mall (Houston): Franchisee Rob Rice. 2000 Willowbrook Dr. Houston, TX 77070. Mr. Rice also signed an Area Development Agreement for 9 additional locations throughout Houston.
Hot Dog on a Stick Mesilla Valley Mall (Las Cruses, NM): Franchisee Jesus Guerrera. 700 S. Telshor Blvd. Las Cruces, NM 88011
Hot Dog on a Stick Galleria at Roseville (Roseville, GA): Franchisee David Smith. 1151 Galleria Blvd. Roseville, CA 95678
For more information on Hot Dog on a Stick franchising opportunities, please visit Hot Dog on a Stick Franchise. 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.
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.
About Global Franchise Group, LLC – Visit 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.
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.
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.