Hot Dog on a Stick been in business in Hawaii for 39 years, and after maintaining two locations in the islands – one at Windward Mall in Kaneohe and the other at Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo – a third location will open May 28 at Pearlridge Mauka.
A grand opening celebration fronting the store is slated for the weekend of May 29 and May 30.
The Pearlridge location will serve the signature Hot Dog on a Stick, featuring original turkey or beef hot dogs dipped in cornbread batter and cooked to order.
In addition to Cheese on a Stick, filled with American or Pepper Jack cheeses, hand-stomped lemonades, French fries, and Funnel Cake Sticks, there will also be a Strawberry Margarita Lemonade mocktail available for a limited time.
The non-alcoholic refresher, available in Original or Frozen, will be available from opening day through Sept. 12.
Three more Hawaii-exclusive items will also be available on an ongoing basis:
- Deep-fried pollack sticks with tartar sauce
- Deep-fried zucchini with a cool Ranch dressing
- Salted, tart li hing hand-stomped Lemonade.
During the grand opening weekend, a celebration will start at 10:45 a.m. Saturday with a lion dance exhibition. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, all guests will be 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.
“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,” says Baron Obata, President of BO Hawaii, LLC, the first Hot Dog on a Stick franchisee in Hawaii. “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 Pearlridge will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Take away and delivery options will be available.