Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Oh, I wish I were a 27-foot hot dog....

The Wienermobile will be in the 'Ham this week.

A 27-foot-long hot dog is continuing a tradition started in 1936 (yes, the Wienermobile has been around since then) by Carl Mayer rolls on this summer.

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be arriving on Saturday, June 28th to help hot dog lovers actually become an Oscar Mayer Wiener. The Wienermobile is celebrating Oscar Mayer’s 125th anniversary.

The celebration began in March with the unveiling of the Mini-Wienermobile and continued throughout June in Times Square when Oscar Mayer donated $100,000 to America’s Second Harvest, a food bank network aimed at supporting local communities. Oscar Mayer’s summer release of their beefier and juicier Premium Beef Franks has spiced up barbeques across the country, reminding Americans why hot dogs bring friends and families together around the grill.

Drivers of the Wienermobile, also known as “Hotdoggers,” will help fans “relish” their experience by taking their pictures as an Oscar Mayer Wiener this weekend in Birmingham, McCalla and Moody (see schedule below).

Hotdogger John Woodbridge says, “It’s great to see everyone smile as they tell us about their first memory seeing the Wienermobile, or seeing that first memory being created.” In addition, everyone who sees the Wienermobile will receive a Wienerwhistle, which has been an Oscar Mayer tradition since 1951.

Weekend Schedule:
June 28th
10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Food World on Eastern Valley Road
3-6 p.m. at Bruno’s on Highway 150

June 29th
10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bruno’s on Summit Boulevard
3 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Food World on Crossroads Plaza

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has been spreading miles of smiles across America since 1936 when Carl Mayer, Oscar Mayer’s nephew, first introduced the Wienermobile. Everyone who sees the Wienermobile up close receives a world famous Oscar Mayer Wienerwhistle, which have been around since 1951.

In 1963 Oscar Mayer created the “Oh I Wish” jingle which has been sprouting dreams of becoming an actual hot dog in the minds of consumers for more than 40 years. Now, in 2008 Oscar Mayer is celebrating their 125th anniversary.