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in Burlington, VT

Invest in a Hot Opportunity

Would you like to build your own franchise empire? Now’s the time to do it!

Hot Dog on a Stick is thrilled to announce the latest franchise opportunity in Burlington, Vermont! Burlington’s strong economy and small business resources make it an easy city for a business to open and operate. Plus, there are so many fun and exciting things to do in the city, Hot Dog on a Stick will fit right in.

Steady Economy

As the nation sees economic improvement since the recession, Burlington continues to lead the way through recovery. With an unemployment rate of 2.6% (compared with 6.3% nationwide) and a projected budget surplus, Burlington scores a credit rating of Baa2 from an independent assessor. This assessor also determined that the economic outlook for Burlington is positive, due to its increased liquidity. Indeed, 2015 is projected to have budget surplus, making it three years in a row that Burlington has been able to do that, adding more money to the General Fund each year.

Small Business Support Networks

The city of Burlington understands the importance of small businesses as the cornerstone of a local economy, which is why there are multiple resources for business owners starting out, maintaining, and expanding their businesses. Business owners can find a step-by-step guide to starting a business on the city’s website, including: tips on developing a business plan, licensing, financing, tax filing for the business and its employees, and many other relevant topics. Also included in the downloadable pdf is a list of organizations, both public and private, dedicated to helping businesses open, own, and operate. These organizations offer assistance to business owners with any number of things, including:

  • Networking
  • Marketing
  • Business planning
  • Finding a location
  • Finding financing

With so many options to choose from, there is sure to be an organization offering the help you need.

Local Attractions

Located on the beautiful Lake Champlain, Burlington has a wide variety of things to do that are sure to get your customers working up an appetite for a corn dog. The beautiful Waterfront District has all kinds of outdoor spaces where residents can get active and enjoy the great outdoors, including: a skate park, bike path, community sailing center, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, and a fishing pier. All of these attractions bring in hundreds of locals a day, and Hot Dog on a Stick’s easily consumable products and fun uniforms add just one more touch of traditional American to this already idyllic area.

Another fantastic attraction in Burlington is the Church Street Marketplace, a huge open air shopping, entertainment, and dining center. Bursting with street performers, food carts, retail, and historical architecture, Church Street Marketplace can be the corn bread to your business’s hot dog. Shoppers will love stopping by for a snack, workers will enjoy a quick lunch break meal, and all your potential customers will build up an appetite for a delicious hot dog and piping hot fries.

Grow Your Business

With a population increase of over 8% from 2000-2014, Burlington is a steadily growing city with plenty of room to expand your business. The Hot Dog on a Stick business model was designed to accommodate the owner of multiple units. The corporate support and training Hot Dog on a Stick’s franchisees receive is unparalleled, making owning multiple stores easy. There is plenty of room within the city limits of Burlington, but if you want to expand even further, check out some of the surrounding cities:

  • Winooski
  • South Burlington
  • Colchester
  • Shelburne
  • Williston
  • Jericho
  • Milton

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Available Markets in Vermont

  • Burlington
  • South Burlington
  • Rutland
  • Barre
  • Montpelier
  • Winooski
  • St. Albans
  • Newport
  • Vergennes