Hot Dog on a Stick was founded in Venice, California, in 1946 by Dave Barham. He began by selling hot dogs on a stick and lemonade to those working out or watching Muscle Beach. The company operates a chain of hot dog fast food restaurants.
Over the years, the company expanded and offered franchises. The company sells a food item they refer to as a hot dog on a stick, but most people know them as corn dogs, as well as fresh lemonade. Lemonade is replaced every two hours and the company offers many flavors such as raspberry or strawberry lemonade.
In Feburary of 2014, the company filed for bankruptcy stating that they had high lease rentals on their locations, most of which are in large city shopping malls.
Global Franchise Group acquired the company in August of 2014 for $12.2 million. As of April 2022, the company has 45 locations.
Hot Dog on a Stick maintains a corporate office in Carlsbad, California.