A non-traditional franchise gives you a unique opportunity to operate Hot Dog on a Stick in your market. Non-traditional fast food restaurants differ from traditional ones in one way: location. A non-traditional franchise still serves the delicious and convenient Hot Dog on a Stick food accompanied by our outstanding service and quality, but at a unique location.
A Hot Dog on a Stick located in high-traffic areas that are not inside a mall or part of a shopping center is considered a non-traditional location. Simply put, a non-traditional Hot Dog on a Stick can go anywhere that you will find customers, and the possibilities are endless (see the bottom of this page for ideas).
The appeal of non-traditional locations is simple: They can be flexible, unique, and special depending on the venue of the location. Each store creates a unique experience for the customers, while still delivering the fresh, hot, and delicious food that Hot Dog on a Stick is famous for. And that’s not to mention our sweet and tangy hand-stomped lemonade!
We have the experience and products to make your non-traditional fast food restaurant work. Here’s how:
Non-traditional locations come with a wide variety of benefits for franchisees that differentiate them from traditional opportunities. Taking advantage of a non-traditional franchise opportunity gets you all the benefits of the Hot Dog on a Stick brand, with some additional perks as well.
These benefits include:
Each non-traditional food franchise is different, so you can expect unique customers to visit each one. While traditional Hot Dog on a Stick franchises attract one type of customer—shoppers in malls—you can see how the non-traditional model opens up your location to appeal to a wider variety of people.
Part of the appeal to a non-traditional location comes from the specific group of people that make up your customer base. The location that you choose will have a direct influence on the customers you target. Usually, this means a captive audience. Think of beach goers near a boardwalk location.
These are some of the customers you will be able to attract, depending on where you place your Hot Dog on a Stick franchise:
Even better, these highly-visible locations do more than attract new customers. They engage with customers who already know and love the Hot Dog on a Stick brand, adding to your customer base even more.
Non-traditional locations are chosen specifically for one thing: traffic. Wherever hungry captive audiences can be found is where we want to be, and non-traditional franchises capitalize on that. Choose a location based on the movement surrounding it to maximize your business.
The sheer variety of non-traditional opportunities means that your store can see a lot of traffic. Many non-traditional franchises are in locations where there is a lot of foot traffic—think a boardwalk, airport, casino, college campus, or big box retailer. In addition, many opportunities are in locations where there is a high volume of commuter traffic or cars—places like convenience stores or community centers.
Our parent company, Global Franchise Group, works hard to empower our franchisees wherever they are. That’s why one of the first things we do when we meet with a potential non-traditional franchisee is talk location. Let us assist your search in finding locations by leveraging our knowledge and expertise.
Some of the real estate team’s responsibilities include:
We are the experts in fast food franchises. Let our decades of experience in franchising point you toward your new business’s home.
The following are just some of the non-traditional opportunities out there. The beauty of Hot Dog on a Stick is that we are flexible enough to fit virtually anywhere, including many of these locations:
Non-traditional franchise opportunities present lots of opportunities for our franchisees. Get in touch with us to get your questions answered!