Hawaii’s third Hot Dog on a Stick location opened today at Pearlridge Center with its first local franchisee, Baron Obata of BO Hawaii LLC.
Hot Dog on a Stick has been in Hawaii for nearly 40 years, spanning more than half of the national franchise’s 75 years in business. Its two other locations are at Windward Mall in Kaneohe and the other at Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo.
The Pearlridge location will serve the signature Hot Dog on a Stick featuring original turkey or beef hot dogs enrobed in the proprietary cornbread batter, cooked to order.
In addition to the Cheese on a Stick filled with American or Pepper Jack cheese, hand-stomped lemonades, French Fries, and Funnel Cake Sticks, there will be a Strawberry Margarita Lemonade Mocktail available for a limited time. The non-alcoholic refresher, available in Original or Frozen, will be available from the opening day through September 12.
Three Hawaii-exclusive items will also available on an ongoing basis: deep-fried pollack sticks with tartar sauce, deep-fried zucchini with a cool Ranch dressing, and a salted, tart li hing hand-stomped Lemonade.
A grand opening celebration will commemorate the opening of the West Oahu location during the weekend of May 29 and 30. Starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, a lion dance exhibition fronting the new location will usher in good fortune. Then, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on May 29, and May 30, all patrons are invited to spin a prize wheel for a chance to win BOGO coupons, $1 stick items, logo microfiber towels, logo mask lanyards, and other giveaways. There will also be colorful balloon hats for the kids.
“We are cognizant that residents in West Oahu have been waiting for a nearby location to open because regular patrons at the Windward Mall location share their stories of driving from as far as Kapolei each week just to savor the piping hot dog dipped in cornbread batter and frozen lemonades,” Obata says. “This pandemic seems to have increased the demand for grab and go meals, validating my desire to open a franchise aligned with this type of business model.”
“Hot Dog on a Stick and Hawaii go together like our famous stick items and fresh hand-stomped Lemonade,” said Paul Damico, CEO of Global Franchise Group, parent company of Hot Dog on a Stick. “With our sunny and welcoming service, quality products and celebrity following, our brand is growing and highly sought after by consumers.
“Hot Dog on a Stick® is more than a snack concept, it is a lifestyle brand and one that we look forward to expanding in Hawaii and beyond. We are grateful to BO Hawaii, LLC for being wonderful partners and we look forward to their success.”
Hot Dog on a Stick at Pearlridge will be open Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and on Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Take away and delivery options will be available at this location. For more information, visit https://hotdogonastick.com.
About 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 60 locations in the U.S. For more information, visit Hot Dog on a Stick on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About BO Hawaii, LLC
Founded in 2021, BO Hawaii, LLC is the first Hawaii franchisee of Hot Dog on a Stick, which plans to expand its presence on Oahu. The president, Baron Obata, hopes to share memories of his childhood, growing up with the concept in Hawaii. The company is planning further openings in Hawaii.