Once upon a time in 1946 on the beautiful beach in sunny Santa Monica, a man named Dave Barham opened a food stand that would become an American icon. Originally called Party Puffs, the bright red barnlike stand served ice cream cones and lemonade but that all changed when, using his mom’s cornbread recipe, Dave perfected the Hot Dog on a Stick®. To highlight this new menu staple, he changed the name of his stand to Hot Dog on a Stick. Next, he took his products on the road and started selling at county fairs using his Lincoln Continental as a generator. After that, Hot Dog on a Stick took to the malls. While we have clearly come a long way, that famous Muscle Beach location is still selling made-to-order Hot Dogs on a Stick and fresh hand-stomped lemonade today.