Sam's Hot Dogs Inc. is a premium franchise company that began in 1983 when owner, Frank Lucente, opened his first store in West Virginia. After opening five more stores, Frank began franchising his popular hot dog stand business in 1990. Sam's Hot Dogs now consists of over 45 franchises located in Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. We're dedicated to continuing to expand throughout the nation. Sam's keeps it simple with a straightforward approach to delivering superior products and service. This allows new owners to start their own franchise business at a very affordable price with ease and support.

The opportunity of owning your own business in addition to having the benefit of brand recognition and a proven business model is invaluable. The start up cost is usually between $21,300 - $49,000 dollars depending on the location and its needs. As always in business the location is key. An optimal location is one with concentrated traffic and high visibility. From assisting you with identifying the perfect location to opening your doors on the first day of business, we'll be there throughout the entire process. Additionally, Sam's has a corporate advertising program the provides all of the content, media buying, and marketing for you. We are dedicated to supporting our franchises. 

If you have ever had dreams of owning your own business then this is your chance.

  • We Assist - In site location, layout, and design.

  • We Advise - Equipment and vending purchases.

  • We Support - Consistently from beginning to end.

  • We Foster - A ongoing, working relationship with every franchise.

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