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

The “You Stick a Smile on OUR Face” Customer Appreciation Month celebration features great deals, contests and bounce back coupons

ATLANTA December 29, 2016 – Frankly, our customers are awesome! To thank our fans, Hot Dog on a Stick is offering $1 Hot Dogs on a Stick (turkey or veggie), every Tuesday in January – no limit!* As part of the You Stick a Smile on OUR Face Customer Appreciation Month celebration, Hot Dog on a Stick is encouraging fans to submit pictures of their friends and family enjoying Hot Dog on a Stick via social media using the hashtag #stickasmile or #hotdogonastick for the chance to win a Party Pack.

And it gets even better! The iconic brand is also offering a bounce back coupon with purchase good for 15% off your next online order. Hot Dog on a Stick’s order online service allows customers to place an order and it will be hot and ready for pick-up in-store at the time requested. The new easy to use system allows customers to skip the line in-store saving the customer time. Orders can be placed on the Hot Dog on a Stick website, or thru the mobile app available on Google Play or the App Store. When new users download the app, they receive a coupon for one free Hot Dog on a Stick.

“For more than 70 years, Hot Dog on a Stick has been ‘sticking a smile on your face’ but our fantastic customers and fans have also been sticking a smile on OUR face,” said Lisa Merrell, Vice President of Hot Dog on a Stick. “Offering our famous made-to-order Hot Dogs on a Stick for only $1 every Tuesday in January is our way of thanking everyone for making Hot Dog on a Stick what it is today. As we continue to open new locations and expand love for Hot Dog on a Stick across the country, we know we owe it all to our customers.”

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 valid for $1 Hot Dog on a Stick (turkey or veggie only) on January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. No purchase necessary. No limit.


Members of the media are encouraged to help spread the word about Hot Dog on a Stick’s Customer Appreciation Month celebration. Media drops featuring Hot Dog on a Stick’s signature hats and famous Hot Dogs on a Stick 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.

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.