In a large bowl, dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water and allow to sit for 10 minutes, covered. Mixture should be frothy.
In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Add to yeast mixture. Add melted butter. Mix with paddle attachment of stand mixer or wooden spoon until fully combined.
Grease a cookie sheet. Pull off pieces of dough and roll out into strips. Cover dough and let sit in warm place for 45 minutes to an hour.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and once heated, pop in the bread sticks.
In microwave, combine the following- 1 stick unsalted butter, 2 teaspoons garlic powder and 1 teaspoon salt.
After bread sticks have cooked for 6 to 7 minutes, brush the bread sticks with half the butter mixture. Then continue to bake for 5-8 minutes.