Customers are invited to enjoy a FREE small lemonade when they make a donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

ATLANTA – July 25, 2018 – Sips that save lives! This National Lemonade Day (Monday, August 20, 2018), Hot Dog on a Stick® is inviting customers to enjoy a FREE* small lemonade when they make a donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Hot Dog on a Stick’s charity of choice. Hot Dog on a Stick is famous for its fresh hand-stomped all-natural lemonade. Since 1946, it has been serving America’s most perfect lemonade.

“Hot Dog on a Stick is pouring sunshine and hope this National Lemonade Day in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” said Jeremy Roy, Executive Vice President of Hot Dog on a Stick. “Our famous lemonade is made in-store daily with tremendous love and National Lemonade Day is a perfect way for us to treat our customers to a free cup while supporting such a worthy cause. Join us on August 20th and help us put a ‘stomp’ to cancer.”

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has a special place in Hot Dog on a Stick’s heart. The brand and its parent company, Global Franchise Group, has proudly raised more than $2.1 million for LLS to date through its annual “A Bite for the Fight” campaign and is aiming to raise $500,000 in 2018.

An American Icon since 1946, Hot Dog on a Stick began as a small beachfront store in Santa Monica and now has locations across the U.S. and internationally in Korea and the Philippines. 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 on August 20, 2018 at participating Hot Dog on a Stick locations only. Suggested donation to LLS is $1 or more, but not required.

NOTES TO EDITORS: Members of the media are encouraged to help spread the word about Hot Dog on a Stick’s National Lemonade Day freebie. Media drops featuring Hot Dog on a Stick’s hand-stomped lemonade, signature hats and stick items are available. To request visuals, or arrange an interview with Hot Dog on a Stick representatives, please contact Kathleen Shaffer at (470) 388-6170 or [email protected].

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 70 plus locations in the U.S. and internationally including Korea and the Philippines. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For franchising opportunities, visit Hot Dog on a Stick Franchise.

About Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyVisit LLS
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to fighting 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 Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. For additional information visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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.