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Kathleen Shaffer / [email protected] / (470) 388-6170
ATLANTA – April 6, 2016 – Doggone taxes! Tax Day can be a bit of a bummer, but not at Hot Dog on a Stick. On Tax Day, Monday April 18, the iconic all-American brand known for its hand-stomped lemonade and made-to-order stick items is offering customers one free Original Turkey Dog on a Stick*. No purchase or proof of completed taxes necessary.
“If Tax Day has you feeling a little down, a visit to Hot Dog on a Stick is guaranteed to Stick a Smile on Your Face!” said Lisa Merrell, Vice President of Hot Dog on a Stick. “We want to give everyone a taste of good old Americana on Tax Day and a free Original Hot Dog on a Stick is a pretty great way to make the day a little less stressful and more fun.”
An American Icon since 1946, Hot Dog on a Stick began as a small beachfront store in Santa Monica and has grown to close to 100 locations across the U.S. as well as locations in Korea. Hot Dog on a Stick is busy planning a big 70th anniversary lemonade Stomp-A-Thon for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at that exact beachfront store on April 21. Hot Dog on a Stick is operated by Global Franchise Group, LLC. 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 valid for one free Original Turkey Hot Dog on a Stick per customer.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Members of the media are encouraged to help spread the word about Hot Dog on a Stick’s Tax Day freebie. Media drops featuring Hot Dog on a Stick’s signature hats and fresh stick items 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, 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.